Wednesday, 7 November 2007

A Walk in the Country

This weekend we had two days in Shropshire. It's so lovely to get away and see green fields. Saturday was a horrible grey day. You know the sort of day when it hardly gets light. Hate that sort of weather. However Sunday was so beautiful bright and sunny.After the car boot sale we had a little stroll. Sheep in the field opposite the supermarket where they have the car boot.

Then a look at the river with all the shedding trees.

The differing colours of the trees in the sunlight looked amazing.

Made a friend of this little fellow!!

Then Masters Bulls' friends in the lower part of the field.

Bright red berries.

Lots of berries.

Car boot finds included a set of six old glass fruit dishes that I'm going to use for candles, a little basket and some old lace. All at very cheap prices.

Today I have been getting some of the hundreds of leaves up from the garden. Where we are there are many mature trees and now most of the leaves are on our drive and in the garden. But its a cold damp day so there is a pot of stew on the cooker simmering away for dinner tonight. Sophie is coming to see us after work and this is her fav winter food. Lots of dried veggies and pulses in it.
Well I must be away as I still have sewing projects on the go and have to finish in time for Christmas!! I never did say which Christmas!!


The Nostalgia Fairy said...

Hi Mary,
Glad that you enjoyed your visit to Shropshire. Sunday was lovely once the mist cleared and everywhere looked beautiful.
Take care,
Sandi x

Linda said...

Lovely pictures. What a nice day you had. Linda

nĂ  said...

what a lovely walk you went on! sounds like you had a good time. i particularly love the cow in the field. i now feel very nostalgic for the english countryside!

corry said...

Great pictures! I love the English countryside! Sounds like you had a wonderful time!

Sandi McBride said...

I have never felt so homesick in my life!!! I remember taking our Digby for walks in Burnham Wood and how lovely it was, not a boring minute was ever expressed. Digby would run ahead and greet the squirrels and find all the new scents...they were new everyday to her, lol...your pictures are so lovely...I love the calf, what soulful eyes.

Sandi McBride said...

Mare...send rain, send lots and lots of rain...need it badly...creek is dry...but pony still up to carrying mail

Papoosue said...

Thanks for your comments Mary.x

Your photos are lovely, especially the berries and the gorgeous autumn colours - 'seasons of mists and mellow fruitfulness' and all that! I fancy that stew you were cooking..hmmmmmm. I will be cooking some warming soup this afternoon with a nice bit of hough in it! Just like me mam used to make. xx

Mary said...

Hi Mary,

HA HA HA! I loved it when you said, "I never did say which Christmas!"

Your pictures are outstanding. We should all take time every day to walk and enjoy the view.


Sophie Honeysuckle said...

Shropshire looks beautiful-gorgeous photos!

Country Cottage Chic said...

What lovely photos Mary!

buttercup & roses said...

I went for a walk last Sunday and I loved seeing all the beautiful colours on the trees, this is my favourite time of the year for walking, things seem to be changing every time you leave the house.
Those glass bowls are going to look so pretty when you lite the candles..Dont you just love carboots! Jen x

thehomelyyear said...

Hi Mary, we love Shropshire too. Beautiful photos...the countryside is lovely at the moment. Glad you had a good break.
Margaret and Noreen

White Cats said...

The tought of a nice stew sounds so good For this American reader what are "pulses"?Love your country pictures. Lena

Sandi McBride said...

I know, Mary, love Marmite too, just trying to hold onto it, lol...the boys will not thank me if I finish it before they get to taste it again!

Merisi said...

Beautiful country scenes! Not so different from Austrian ones (well, not anymore, in some areas they got five foot snow covering the meadows. Vienna is back to autumn mood after yesterday's surprise snowfall.

Adla said...

Hi Mary,

just stumbled across your blog from Sandis. I love the way you've planted the garlic in those waterin cans. Just beautiful. the pictures id Shropshire are pretty too. I shall go wander through your blog some more. Do visit me at
Ta for now, Adla

White Cats said...

Hi Mary. Thanks for the info on the "pulses". In reading your profile I see we are about the same age, both retired,and like many of the same authors. I love the subtle language differences between British English and American English. I notice these when I read English and Irish authors... Like the picture of the cow and countryside. Lena

Ragged Roses said...

What wonderful photos, the countryside looks beautiful. I love November days when they're bright and crisp, but. like you, don't like the grey ones! Hope your stew was tasty
Kim x

vintage twist said...

Thanks for the walk - lovely pics.

Anonymous said...

Hi Mary,
Eveywhere is so lovely and green. Oh I love green grass! My grass is now very brown. Still no rain here.
Love Shropshire, remember the Malcolm Saville books? LOL

Sarah said...

'ere, mother - about time for a new post me thinks!

Annie's Abode said...

Thank you Mary for always taking the time to comment.

Shropshire looks lovely - looking forward to seeing the finished dining room.