View From The Window

view from the landing window of the Wren Library Trinity College Cambridge

This is a view from the window on the landing outside the Wren Library at Trinity College, Cambridge. We visited the library during Open Cambridge, and it was rewarding to be able to see selected volumes laid out in glass cases. I remember there was an first folio of Shakespeare’s plays, a manuscript from Lord Byron, manuscripts of A A Milne’s Winnie The Poo, and others,.

The people in the punt at the bottom left of the window are immortalised in the frame, modern-day equivalents of figures in a stained glass window..

Coppice or Pollard

Coppice: periodically cut a tree back to ground level to stimulate growth.

Pollard: cut off the top and branches of a tree to encourage new growth at the top.

Drat, I meant to publish this to ‘In The Apple Tree’, but now it is here I will keep it up and add to it when I find some examples to photograph and post along with these scant words.