Jon Crispin's Notebook

A Lovely Sunday

Posted in Animals, Architecture, Dogs, Friends, Jon Crispin, Landscape, Nature, Superstition, Travel, Uncategorized by joncrispin on 05/10/2014

I thought it might be a nice day today as this happened this morning when I threw a handful of things from my pocket on the bed.

John, Flora, Violet, and I drove to Broadway in the Cotswolds to walk from there to Snowshill and back.

We started on the outskirts of Broadway and we were immediately in fields.

Blackberries were plentiful.

Quite quickly we climbed up to the ridge where the view was spectacular.

As we were walking next to this pasture, we were passed by a horse carrier that contained one of this fellow’s mates.  They were both whinnying and it was obvious that they weren’t happy about being split up.  Horses are really interesting animals.

The footpath at times was on public roads, and at times just a narrow trail through the woods.

This is the view of Snowshill when we were about 10 minutes walk away.

Here’s another example of when the public footpath shares a country lane.

I have always liked these convex mirrors.

St. Barnabas is directly arcross the road from our halfway stop.

The Snowshill Arms is a great place for a couple of pints and the Sunday Roast.  It was excellent.

After lunch, I stuck my head inside the church.  It is very simple and not old (in relative terms), and the windows are beautiful.

This sweet little cat followed us for a bit and mewed the whole way.

Once outside the village, we were pretty quickly back into the woods.

It is such a peaceful walk, and we rarely saw others on the path.

Violet gave me this stone with moss growing on it.

This property is called Middle Hill House.  It is pretty easy to fantasize about living in a place like this.

This sort of day is so exotic to me; for my friends who live less than an hour away it is a regular trip to make at the weekend.

  It is so interesting to me that the public footpath goes right through the middle of farms and fields.  We shared our walk with horses, cows, dogs, cats, and of course, lots of sheep.

This particular horse was very friendly though he could be a bit nippy.

A farm just on the outskirts of Broadway breeds dogs for the hunt, and these very friendly pups loved the attention.

A great day.  Thanks to John, Flora, and Violet. Wonderful.

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  1. Ross Margaret said, on 05/10/2014 at 4:08 pm

    Jon – what an interesting post. looks like you are totally relaxing and enjoying your time with John, Flora and Violet. thanks for sharing the day. – Peggy

  2. Lisa Gordon said, on 05/10/2014 at 4:49 pm

    The scenery is just beautiful, Jon!

  3. C*M*F said, on 05/10/2014 at 5:27 pm

    Beautiful photos Jon…seeing the blackberries reminds me of a Seamus Heaney poem:

    “….You ate that first one and it’s flesh was sweet
    Like thickened wine, summer’s blood was in it…….”

    Blackberry Picking - Seamus Heaney R.I.P.

  4. Katie said, on 05/10/2014 at 6:14 pm

    Thanks Jon for taking us on such a lovely walk with you and your friends.

  5. jamiedaviswrites said, on 07/10/2014 at 4:18 pm

    Now that is my kind of day!

  6. Hank. said, on 09/10/2014 at 5:37 pm

    Great photos, Jon! Lucky you, traversing the Cotswolds…such a remarkably lovely part of the world. Love that *that thing* travels with you!

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