Monday, 8 June 2009

Moments with Sara Pt.2

I have telephoned Sara while on her tour and she and CT seem to be having a great time and experiencing the very changeable British climate. Over the weekend we had 2 months rainfall in half a day with a temperature of 59f when last Tuesday it was 81f and I was wearing shorts!

The previous post I wrote on Sara's visit was actually during the middle of her week with us but I will return to the beginning. On leaving Heathrow airport we made our way along the M4 with Sara and I chatting away in the back of the car and Alan and CT doing the same in the front. I looked out of the window and there was Windsor Castle in all it's majesty towering above the trees. We had missed the turning on to the M25 London Orbital. Alan's navigator was sitting in the back seat completely oblivious of what he was doing. OK, turn around at the next junction(how we managed this I do not know) but at least Sara got to see the outline of the castle.

On arrival home it was a nice warm sunny day so we began our time with afternoon tea in the garden, after which Sara and I took a walk.

The following day we had planned a chill out, getting to know you, getting over jet lag kind of day. Come afternoon we were all feeling like a walk, so get out your walking shoes and come with us. We are walking in a lovely park close to my home.


We pass the churchyard of St. John's Parish Church

And here stop to look at the Queen Elizabeth II bridge over the Thames (double click if you cannot see it)

This particular part of the wood can look quite eerie on a winter walk when it is dark and all the trees are bare.
























Our walk took in a deer enclosure, meadows of wild flowers and a fishing lake but I have already posted photos on these in the past. I love taking photos in woodland and forest as the shadows and dappled shade make for interesting pics.



The sun setting on the garden at 9.0 in the evening.
The next day we visited some interesting and pretty villages which will be covered in another post.

21 comments:

Elizabeth said...

Damp English woods!
So lovely.

Karinann said...

Barbara,
These are wonderful pictures. It sounds like you had a great visit with your friends.
Thanks for stopping by my blog and for your kind and supportive words.
God Bless!

Elizabethd said...

What a lovely walk to show your friends on their first visit.

bennie and patsy said...

SO happy you have a lovely place to take long walks.
Patsy

nikkipolani said...

Barbara, you can post these pictures of sun-dappled paths through woods all day every day :-) They'd make a fabulous calendar, too!

Jammmie said...

More lovely photos. Ahhhh. I so miss england.

Queenmothermamaw said...

Love the first picture of the QE bridge. These pictures are postcard quality, as if I had any authority, but I loved them.
QMM

Sue said...

Those trees looked like something out of "Lord of the Rings"...the Ents...ready to start walking.

Betty said...

Lovely scenery...I'm sure Sara and husband had a wonderful visit with you...doesn't the time fly by?

Thanks for dropping by...Betty

Annie said...

I so enjoyed my ramble with you this morning. I especially like the cemetary photo. It is in such marked contrast to the manicured cemetaries here with flat plaque markers and lawn. I much prefer this crazy quilt of flowers and shrubs all so filled with life.

Andrea said...

Barbara, the pictures of your country are always so lovely! Thank you for this wonderful "walk" in the woods.

I am looking forward to your next post. I will be excited to see the villages.

Blessings,

Andrea

Kate said...

I love to walk through woods, the trees seem to give out an energy you rarely find, very calming... lovely photos!

inspired said...

Hi Barbarra i never knew there was no coment part of the salems untill i set the site up but nevermind great that you visited us :o]

inspired said...

Hi Barbarra i never knew there was no coment part of the salems untill i set the site up but nevermind great that you visited us :o]

inspired said...

Hi Barbarra i never knew there was no coment part of the salems untill i set the site up but nevermind great that you visited us :o]

Martha said...

Love the English countryside -- your pictures take me back there!

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

There are very few things I enjoy more than a forest walk. These photos remind me why.

Melanie said...

What a lovely walk. The tree shapes are so beautiful. I don't think I could get tired of looking at trees. Thanks for sharing and for visiting my blog.

Femin Susan said...

What a good place it. Lovely photos....

Winifred said...

I love your photos Barbara. Just been catching up on your cat postings of Misty and Sandy which I missed whilst on holiday. What lovely cats. Your photos have scanned very well.

I've always been a sucker for cats. I used to drag strays into our house when I was little but my husband hated them. However he gave in about twenty five years ago and we've had them ever since. These are our last he says, twenty and nineteen, I think!). He says he's beginning to think they'll outlast us.

Willow said...

Wonderful pictures of your walk. The meadow shots remind me of the top of Shotover Hill in Oxford.