English Countryside

English countryside always looked different as seasons change. So this time it was bluebells and lambs. But bluebell carpets were late this year. Other than a mild hailstorm, which splashed slushed ice all over the windshield, weather was perfect; sunny with a steady 12C. Golden honey coloured limestone-made the cottages look prettier. And the fresh air took most of the stress of the routine away.

The thought of stopping for lunch did not cross my mind till late evening as the breakfast was good. Sky was still bright even at half past eight at night. Stopped at a village pub. Ambience of the village pub was warm and deep. Dinner was homely as mentioned in the menu.

The randomly arranged photos below was not initially intended to be part of any sort of travelogue. Driving was a breeze contrary to what I thought. Granted. The lanes were narrow. Several John Deeres and tractor trailers were seen heading from the opposite direction. Almost all the drivers were courteous and ensured they step out of the asphalt while passing. Passing space were provided but not as often.

A collection of photos below is presented by someone who dared to step out of his routine and attempted the adventure to explore areas of outstanding natural beauty… that is all. Drive of about a hundred miles around the villages and towns would not have been possible if not for the car. That sort of explains the final shot. Enjoy!

9 responses

  1. Anonymous

    mind blowing pics sheen
    all the best sujatha

    Liked by 1 person

    June 11, 2012 at 08:38

  2. Meena

    Beautiful…..

    Liked by 1 person

    June 11, 2012 at 08:50

  3. Thomas Mathai

    good one. Love to see more of the same kind.

    Liked by 1 person

    June 11, 2012 at 12:20

  4. Laurine

    nice clicks…..

    Liked by 1 person

    June 11, 2012 at 12:59

  5. Jomy

    Hey Sheen..Nice work..Let’s meet and chat this weekend..hope u still have something English left in ur luggage 🙂
    ur Photos are picture perfect..like postcards..it would have been nice if u add some imperfections to make it real..i mean some people..:))

    Liked by 1 person

    June 11, 2012 at 16:38

  6. Hi Jomy, great to see the artist within you… still awake… most of the people prefer to stay closer to Central London…

    Like

    June 11, 2012 at 21:35

  7. Quite beautiful~

    Liked by 1 person

    May 27, 2013 at 20:33

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