Friday, July 21, 2017

England's green pastures

 England's green pastures and fields are charmingly filled with sheep and cattle.



Blissful as lambs, we lingered by the pastures and walked slowly past the sheep clustered in the hills.












Saturday, July 8, 2017

Walking in the English Cotswolds


It's always been my dream to wander in England, free as a bird, sketchbook in hand and camera hanging around my neck.




Maybe you've had the same wish.
Come wander the Cotswolds villages and footpaths through my eyes.

 
You can walk miles and miles on the public footpaths,
visiting with gardeners, taking shelter from rain in the pubs,
and eating scones washed down with endless cups of tea.


This delightful manor house lies between the villages of Chipping Campden and Lower Slaughter.
Wouldn't you love to peek inside?
Even the little fence beside the tree is done with such care.


The public footpaths draw you down past farmhouses and fields of sheep,
past pubs that are almost irresistible in even the tiniest villages.

How can I walk by without tasting the shepherd's pie or the Sunday roast?
One stops. One eats. One walks on.


 



And one makes little pieces of art to remember the journey.