I saw an episode of Downton Abbey the other day and noticed some lovely trees on the grounds of Highclere Castle. They reminded me of some that we saw when we were at Blenheim Palace in May. I learned that they are Cedar of Lebanon trees - you can see one drooping in the picture below (along with some lambies). The picture at bottom shows some Copper Beech trees that we learned about while we were exploring Blenheim (the purple ones). We were fascinated by the way that they grew into such uniform mounds. One of the unexpected and interesting effects of travel is learning about the flora and fauna of other parts of the world.