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The Most Beautiful Part

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A traveler, as he passed through a forest, saw a part of a huge oak, which appeared misshapen, and almost seemed to spoil the scenery. “If,” sad he, “I was the owner of this forest, I would cut down that tree.” But when he had ascended the hill, and taken a full view of the forest, this same tree appeared the most beautiful part of the landscape. “How erroneously,” said he, “I judged when I saw only a part!” The full view, the harmony and proportion of things, are all necessary to clear up our judgment.

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Ashridge Forest

Ashridge Forest Tower

Canal Boat

Ashridge Lake Sunset

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Photos taken during a day trip to Ashridge Forest, we also visited neighbouring towns and villages. 

Ashridge is a country estate and stately home in HertfordshireEngland in the United Kingdom; part of the land stretches intoBuckinghamshire and it is close to the Bedfordshire border. It is situated in the Chiltern Hills, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, about two miles (3 km) north of Berkhamsted and twenty miles (32 km) north west of London. Surrounding villages include AldburyPitstoneIvinghoeLittle GaddesdenNettledenFrithsden and Potten End.

The estate comprises 20 square kilometres (5,000 acres) of woodlands (known as Ashridge Forest), commons and chalk downland which supports a rich variety of wildlife. It also offers a good choice of waymarked walks through outstanding country. The estate is currently owned by the National Trust.

 

Camera usedSONY Alpha a100

 

Broccoli?!

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I booked a Champagne VIP balloon flight for Sarah’s birthday as she has always wanted to go up in a hot air balloon. It was an amazing experience and when I got back to see what I’d taken I zoomed in onto this photo and the trees still look like broccoli to me!

 Camera usedSamsung WB550



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