April in England
“Oh, to be in England now that April’s there.” —Robert Browning
I thought I’d do a bit of armchair traveling today. A few years ago, when my son was studying at Oxford, I visited England in April. We saw all the London sights, enjoyed plenty of banoffee pie, visited the haunts of Dickens, Keats, Lewis, Barrie, Carroll, and Tolkien, and took the Chunnel to Paris. But nothing compared to the beauty of April in England. Kensington Gardens, Hampstead Heath, Kew Gardens, and Oxford, all in full bloom, are unforgettable.
I don’t know the men in the photographs below, one in Hampstead Heath, the other in Oxford, but don’t they look like they are thinking grand thoughts?