Thursday, 7 January 2010

Blowing away the cobwebs

A watchful barn owl points our way Eastwards out of the village,

past the old post-mill, open for visits if you collect the key from the pub, but sadly no longer milling wheat for our daily bread.

Off the road and on to the field track, heading for the sailing club on the banks of the River Great Ouse.

Little boats laid up for the winter.

Right-turn along the river bank, the russet willows the only colour on the scene.

The tree-circle in the old village park, now marooned in the midst of a winter crop.

Distant view of the 'big house' with its snowy lawns sweeping down to the river.

Jack Frost nipping at my nose by now - the sun's gone behind the clouds and lots of wind-chill factor .... but there's the village snuggling into the hillside in the distance

Back past the windmill

heading west as the ploughman wends his weary way

home stretch uphill to the village cross - no picture because the brewer's dray was parked smack-bang in the middle of the road unloading his barrels of ale for the Red Lion.   I'll show you another day.

Job done - cobwebs gone!


AeFondKis said...

Hi Chrissie, lovely scenic photos complete with live in a lovely part of the nice! Love your new header!
Linda x

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous walk, Chrissie and equally gorgeous photos - one I have done many times. David and I (yes, school was closed) headed over Pict's Hill to the new lake which was completely frozen. David took a few steps out but retreated at the sound of the first crack!
Love Anne

ELK said...

a wonder filled walk from your camera lens...looks as if the day was cold but ah the sun shining...

Menopausal musing said...

You stopped off at the Red Lion really, didn't you????? Ha! ha!. Love the weather vanes (is that how you spell it???) on your walk.

Dawn Edwards said...

Hi Chrissie,

Love these pictures from your walk. Just breathtakingly beautiful! Especially enjoyed seeing the pictures of the windmill. We all have such beautiful scenery in our midst...It's wonderful that you've taken the time to enjoy and be appreciative. Thank you for sharing.


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Penny said...

What a lovely part of the country you live in. A great way to brush off the cobwebs and your pictures are inspiring.I will put my wellies on now and get out there too.

Julia said...

Thats a beautiful walk Chrissy, really enjoyed the pictures and especially the weather vanes! Very unusual - not seen an owl one before!

Thank you for sharing such a lovely post.

Much love
Julia x x x


Oooooh Chrissie what a beautiful walk. I really felt like I was alongside you

Have a lovely Sunday
Keep warm and snuggly
Carolyn ♥

Pomona said...

The pictures are lovely - the sunshine makes all the difference. Skies have been so grey here.

Pomona x