Round here

September 2, 2013

I’ll be leaving England for Canada in just a couple of days so we’ve been concentrating on completing the sorts of projects which are better taken on together, like getting enough wood for the open fires we like to have in the winter.

The chain saw has been giving us a bit of trouble and so R went off to his workshop to give it and overhaul and I went for a little walk to show you the hood.

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The meadow at Park Farm is huge. All the wild flowers, grasses and nettles are at least four feet tall. It’s glorious and golden and rustle-y under the warm Sept sun.

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Just across the lane is the field we look on to. The hay has been harvested and now it’s being plowed up. This is where the Canada geese have been hanging out most mornings.

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The field up the road is full of sheep. These guys “baa” every morning and into the evening. There’s one baritone sheep with a very deep bass voice who stands out in the chorus. R and I sometimes look at each other and snigger when we hear him.

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This little enclosure is just off the sheep field and is where the ewes and new lambs get placed in the very early spring. I love to photograph these fences and shadow/light plays here.

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Here is the lane that our cottage is down. This is the generous entry from the sharp corner of the “main” road, (If you can call it a main road…lol). The lane narrows to a single track and mostly it’s just a detour to two villages off the main road, so mostly it’s just local traffic and services, so it’s ever so quiet.

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While I was out photographing these pics for you, I picked a bunch of stems for a little arrangement for my art table. This is a mix of hedgerow berries, (elderberry, rose hips and guelder rose, a kind of viburnum), and a crab apple branch. I think they look just as lovely as flowers, don’t you? 🙂

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The country mouse heads for the city
September days are here

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  • Reply Daryl September 3, 2013 at 3:11 am

    what a lovely walk .. thank you for sharing

    • Reply Veronica September 3, 2013 at 11:13 pm

      Thank you for being here Daryl. 🙂

  • Reply michellepond September 3, 2013 at 3:15 am

    A beautiful ‘hood. Safe travels!

    • Reply Veronica September 3, 2013 at 11:13 pm

      Thank you so much Michelle, I’m off today.

  • Reply dawnsrays September 3, 2013 at 3:44 am

    Those red berries in that light are just divine!

  • Reply Rita McGregor September 3, 2013 at 4:49 am

    So beautiful there! Love the baritone sheep. 🙂

    • Reply Veronica September 5, 2013 at 1:16 pm

      Hi Rita, you wouldn’t like him at 5am on a Sunday morning…lol. I had a little peek at your blog and can’t wait to go check it out in detail. 🙂

  • Reply Christie September 3, 2013 at 7:20 am

    Such a gorgeous arrangement. Have a safe trip!

  • Reply Marian September 3, 2013 at 8:17 am

    Yes have a safe trip, lots of Canadian geese over the town this morning from dawn, Marian

  • Reply Judy September 3, 2013 at 2:20 pm

    Really beautiful surroundings and such a pretty bouquet. Safe trip, Veronica…Happy Tuesday..Judy

  • Reply Martha September 3, 2013 at 3:09 pm

    Veronica: Your pictures have been amazing. Take care of yourself. Blessings, Martha

  • Reply Patricia A. McGoldrick September 3, 2013 at 3:49 pm

    Have a great time when you come to Canada! 🙂

  • Reply Sara v September 4, 2013 at 2:50 am

    Veronica what pastoral bliss! And when you put those berries in a white vase to show off their color and put them in the perfect light to make the leaves glow and the berries shine they are even better than flowers! Especially love the deep purple berries hanging down. Safe journeys my talented friend 🙂

    • Reply Veronica September 5, 2013 at 12:34 pm

      They look so good, don’t they Sara. 🙂 I’m home in Van now, safe and sound. 🙂

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