Monday, September 28, 2009

Ely Cathedral with large London Plane Tree


I walked a path by this big tree, a kind of sycamore. A man who worked with trees was thinking this might be the oldest and largest London Plane. So its foliage is the green here. The trunk has the typical mottled bark of our sycamores back in the states. Here Planatus is called Plane Tree and many line the boulevards of the cities. I like the rural feel of Ely, named after the eels in the fen waters. Alas, I looked in town to find a place to eat one for lunch, and not a pub even with eel pate'. Thinking of Ely Minnesota and our wonderful BWCA and Quetico Wilderness on Turtle Island..

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