“I’m going to make everything around me beautiful - that will be my life.” — Elsie de Wolfe

Saturday, 7 May 2011

Before the Rain Came . . .

"Rain falling, refreshing yesterdays sunwarmed garden,
everything drinks deeply, fuel for another bout of growth.
Raindrops on my window panes, sparkling like diamonds."

Now we have some rain at last. After weeks without any my water butts were empty and the garden looked thirsty. But earlier on in the week the sun was shining and we decided to go for a stroll around the village. . .
Unfortunately the battery in my camera ran out as I got half way around. I must remember to carry a spare. Perhaps I will take some more photos for next week if the weather is clement!

I hope your week has been a good one. x

Thought of the week
Do not say “It is morning” and dismiss it with a name of yesterday.
See it for the first time as a newborn child that has no name.
Rabindranath Tagore

I am linking this post to week 34 of I Saw Sunday


Jordan said...

These are fantastic pictures!! <3 I love them! :) What an adorable little village <3 I wish I lived there! ;)


earlybird said...

Oh so English, Suzannah! I think copper beeches are one of my favourite trees. Have a good week.

vivinfrance said...

lovely village and pictures. Let me guess: Northants?

Paul Andrew Russell said...

Wow Susannah. You sure do live in a beautiful part of the world. :-) Lovely photos.

Harry Nicholson said...

A delectable village . . .

Does that hen get a day off?

Susannah said...

Thanks everyone for the comments. :-)

Harry, I am sure the hen does get a day off but perhaps opts to work the eggstra hours. lol (bad joke, but I couldn't resist.)

Viv, well guessed! We are actually on the edge of Northamptonshire and are classed as technically being in that county but we have an Oxfordshire postcode! Quite confusing really. In the space of ten miles from where we live we can cross into the counties of Oxfordshire, Warwickshire, Buckinghamshire plus Northamptonshire too!

How did you guess?

Kim Nelson said...

Oh, so beautiful! Glad Harry guided me here.

vivinfrance said...

I guessed because I had an auntie who lived in Weedon and the houses etc looked similar.

Susannah said...

Well spotted Viv! I know Weedon, it is about 10 or 12 miles away. :-)

Elizabeth said...

Wonderful photos, the look of history seems to whisper off those walls. I now keep an extra set of batteries in the camera carrying case. Don't want that to ever happen again.


Morvah said...

Beautiful Susannah - I walk with you in spirit! We are so blessed to have this beautiful land as our home in this lifetime.

Jennifer said...

How beautiful! The UK has such a charm, there is nothing like it here. Thanks for sharing.

(And glad for you and your garden that it finally rained!)

Susannah said...

Kim it is really nice to see you here. x

Elizabeth, I really will have to remember to carry a spare battery! Thanks for your comment and it is good to see you. :-)

Morvah, we certainly are lucky! Good to have you walking with me. x

Jennifer, yes it is beautiful, I really appreciate it every time I step out the door. Good to see you. X

Anonymous said...

I am absolutely in love with your village. It is so charming and is just what I think of when I think of England. I would be in raptures every day if I lived there. Oh, I just love it!

Susannah said...

Hi Selma, yes I love it too!

I think not being born in such a place, and then moving there adds to my gratitude, as I notice the beauty every time I step outside the door. :-)

Good to see you. x


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