Tuesday, 27 September 2011

Sweeping & rolling

Those precious late summer/early autumn days when there is faint tang in the air, yet it is still hot during the day.

Now that the cricket season is over, our days off can be spent rediscovering old and much loved tramping grounds.

These are all snaps of the stunning scenery around the Salperton Estate. There are decent footpaths running around it and they lead one through majestic, bosomy fields and valleys.

Above, our halfway stop, the picnic view.

Our walk is a good four and a half miles and as it nears the end, so too the afternoon begins losing heat and the air starts to feel moist and chilly.

We finish our ramble in the estate proper, the frigidly grand Salperton House pretends that we commoners are not there. It keeps a proper and dignified distance.


  1. Stunning photography, Gretel; such lovely wide skies... the shots have a real painterly quality about them. Thank you for sharing.
    The Time Sculptor

  2. I just got home from a driving trip to our Missouri Ozark hills. There's a similar feel, but with much smaller hills, and more cows. Big beautiful sky in both places though. Thanks for taking us along on your ramble.

  3. You don't know me yet, but I am a geek about England. I love your photos.

  4. Nah, Gretel, artists such as you and Andy could never be considered commoners.

    What lovely wide landscape views with that brilliant blue sky, bright green grass, and those little trees at the horizon that I now know are related to your beautiful art.

    Consolations to Andy re farewell to cricket season, but best wishes to you as the new season arrives, and best wishes on mushroom hunting.


  5. What a LOVELY LOVELY SKY!!!
    Just Brilliant!
    Blessings Linnie

  6. The land looks like it's made of fabric on that super rolling area. Very surreal.

    Lorraine :-}

  7. Found your blog, stories and incredible lovely creatures though Pamela.
    I am so glad I did, for a whole beautiful world has opened up to me!



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