A Feast for All the Senses

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Day 71

Monday, June 15, 2015

Cambridge, England

Today Mary and I walked to the Cambridge University Botanical Garden (third picture) where we spent the morning and afternoon.  We were blessed with a beautiful weather.  The garden is 40 acres and is the second largest in the country.  It was a feast for the senses.

Our eyes gazed on gorgeous flowers and trees.  We saw Palm, (common in England) Cedar and Copper Beech trees and so many others.  We also saw an apple tree which was a “descendant” of the apple tree where Isaac Newton discovered gravity. The various flowers were bursting with color.

Our ears took delight in the laughter of children, the music of the wind and leaves, the sound of water flowing from fountains,  the language ducks and sweet songs of birds.

Our nose was treated an array of wonderful fragrances in the Scented Garden (first picture). There we enjoyed the sweet smell of creeping savory, hyssop, lemon thyme, lavender, mint, sweet violent, clary and my personal favorite, the Gold Finch Rose.

After our time in the garden we went shopping for souvenirs.  After shopping, we treated our taste buds to  tea and a Chelsea bun at Fitzbillies (second picture). This is one of the 15 things one should do while in Cambridge.  It was a delightful, relaxing day.

I count it all joy,

Pastor Vallerie

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