And it was all yellow

On a summery day recently, we headed for the hills – Boar’s Hill, to be exact – for a picnic. In sharp contrast to the cool blues and greens of Shotover, Boar’s Hill blasted us with a blinding palate of yellow and lime.

 

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We loved every minute of it, though sunglasses were definitely required to deal with the buttercup onslaught. (Perhaps a “mania of bluebells” has its equivalent in an “onslaught of buttercups”?)

 

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Bonny Oxford was just visible in the hazy distance.

 

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If you haven’t been to Boar’s Hill, Oxfordians, you oughta.

 

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We parked ourselves beneath this magnificent tree. I’d quite like to carve my name into it, one day.

 

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Our view from the picnic blanket was amazing.

 

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Though my attempt at capturing a view of the picnic blanket wasn’t. Selfie fail.

 

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After stuffing ourselves with blueberries (and other less healthy food), we discovered this beautiful spot on our way back home.

 

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As my grandfather would say: “magic”!

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2 thoughts on “And it was all yellow

  1. Simply magnificent, what beautiful country to enjoy. Such a God given gift. Texas may have been this lovely but this looks its equal, not having been to either destination…………………………Sandy

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