Category Archives: Cotswolds

Snowdrops’ Message

Carpet of snowdrops at Painswick Rococo Garden, Gloucestershire, UK (2014). Snowdrops are one of the first flowers to emerge in full force at the end of winter. A few days ago I strolled through a local garden and saw clusters … Continue reading

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Leckhampton Light

Afternoon View from Leckhampton Hill, Cheltenham. My legs ache as I attempt to descend stairs without looking like an invalid. Such is my state after hiking up Leckhampton Hill a few days ago to catch the view so fondly remembered … Continue reading

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Autumn Stroll at Westonbirt Arboretum

Japanese Maple at Westonbirt Arboretum near Tetbury, Gloucestershire, England. A recent visit to Westonbirt National Arboretum to enjoy the colors of autumn proved colorful indeed. Although colors were not at their peak, a nice smattering stood out among the 14,902 … Continue reading

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In the Lavender Field

In a lavender field at Cotswold Lavender, Snowshill, Gloucestershire, UK. I don’t know if these two people are a couple, because I only saw them in the fields taking photos together. However, romantic that I am, I imagine that I … Continue reading

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Sherborne Sheep

Sheep beside Sherborne Brook, Sherborne, Gloucestershire, United Kingdom. After several much-needed days of sunshine, I find myself under grey skies once again, yearning for spring, a cup of hot chocolate, and something to snuggle. So I mentally cozied up to … Continue reading

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Nostalgic Cherry Blossoms

Yesterday’s post included a number of photos of cherry blossoms. I almost included this one, but it wasn’t quite right, so I played with it until I got something I really liked. At that point, it didn’t seem to fit … Continue reading

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Early Birds and Blossoms

Cherry Blossoms, Gloucestershire, United Kingdom (February 2013). I took my camera with me today to see what I might see and, happily, I came upon a bird standing very still among leafless stalks and dead leaves. It cocked its head, … Continue reading

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Sherborne Gate Waits

Beech Avenue, National Trust’s Sherborne Estate, Gloucestershire, United Kingdom. Once upon a time, this humble dirt lane served as the entrance to Sherborne Estate. A grand gate stood between those who were welcomed to enter and those who were not. … Continue reading

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Long-Awaited Snowdrops

Snowdrops on National Trust’s Sherborne Estate, Gloucestershire, United Kingdom. After a winter filled with leafless trees and flowers purchased from the flower stand, the snowdrops are finally in bloom. Sherborne Estate in Gloucestershire, near Burford and Bibury, is one location to … Continue reading

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From Inside the Long Barrow

View from one of three burial chambers within the Belas Knap neolithic long barrow, Gloucestershire, United Kingdom.

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