What can we call a collection of trees like these standing to the sides of a gently meandering stream. Not a grove for there is too much underbrush for that and some of it is flowering on the opposite bank. It is not a copse for the trees here are too tall for a copse. A woodlet then or grouping or clump? Someone knows, but Horace does not let on. Did he hear the harvester on the hill over the stream. The wheat fields above are, it seems, fenced from the granging land below them. Why do the steeper parts of these rolling hills descend in ripples or steps? See them on the hill between the trees on the left. As a child I thought that these were all cattle trails.

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