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Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Still reigning after all these years.

This is a lovely picture of our Queen riding her Fell pony with two of her grandchildren, in the bluebell woods. There is no place more lovely than England (and Wales) in the Spring.

The Queen is 85 now and as you can see, still enjoys horses and riding. I would love to ride a good British pony once again through an English wood and to still be able to do it when I am 85 would be a wonderful thing indeed. The Queen is with her grandchildren, Lady Louise Windsor and James, Viscount Severn, in Windsor Great Park during Easter.

Meanwhile, her husband, The Duke of Edinburgh (89), drives his team of Fell ponies.

The Duke competed with true passion. What a fun sport!

Home Thoughts, from Abroad

By Robert Browning

O, To be in England
Now that April 's there,
And whoever wakes in England
Sees, some morning, unaware,
That the lowest boughs and the brushwood sheaf
Round the elm-tree bole are in tiny leaf,
While the chaffinch sings on the orchard bough
In England—now!

1 comment:

Linda said...

Cool pictures! It makes me wish I was in England, too.