our second visit to the Cambridge area was to Grantchester a pretty little village on the outskirts, thatched cottages and friendly locals, we parked at the pub and fully intended to eat there as the menu looked so interesting but we got side tracked as always! We went for a walk down to the water meadows, from here we found a footpath that lead to a tea garden called The Orchard, the garden is famous for all the very famous people who attended Cambridge University and took tea there, including Rupert Brook the war poet who wrote the poem ‘The Old Vicarage Granchester’. Please click on the link and then on the poetry tab and you will see the poem, the site is very interesting and tells you all about the tea rooms.
Well moving on we then went to Burwash manor Farm, which is dedicated to conservation, because Ann our guide knew everyone that was worth knowing we were able to drive over the farmland amazed to see the fields of Poppies and corn growing together, we stood on a high ‘beetle bank’ which had been cultivated with native wild plants to encourage the natural predators of pests that would usually attack the crops. Moving on we went down to the pools which were the home to many dragonflies, well they don’t stay still for long but this little lady was laying her eggs and kept returning to the same spot so I got my shot of the day I just love the look on her face and her lovely iridescent body. It was a long day but we went home tired and happy, our mentor for the Cambridge Experience was Ann Miles Please view her web site for extraordinary images of Cambridge