Sunday, 31 October 2010

The view from my window

Sunday morning and it is overcast and dull...very different to the beautiful Autumn sunshine of yesterday. I took some photos around my house yesterday as everything looked so gorgeous and full of colour. I often take where I live for granted. I think may of us do. But yesterday it seemed to throw itself at me and reminded me how lucky I am to be surrounded by such beauty. I thought you might like to see it.....

We were burgled last week and it upset us both. It made us feel quite exposed and vulnerable, living as we do surrounded by trees and fields. But I think you have to hang on to the positive; we have loved living here precisely because we are surrounded by beautiful countryside. So this is a little celebration!

The village is very old and was mentioned in the Domesday Book. It used to quite a hub of industry in the 17th and 18th centuries as a lot of cloth was woven here. There is a stream at the bottom of my garden that used to power a mill. Now all that remains of that industry are the beautiful stone cottages.....

I love this tree. It is the first thing I see when I open my curtains in the morning. It is always the first to lose its leaves in Autumn, but it puts on the most fabulous display first. The colours change from deep wine, to copper, to pink depending on the time of day and the amount of sunshine....

Here it is again, seen from my back door.

Washing drying in the lovely sunshine....

And the world beyond.....

You know, I was feeling a little bit down this morning. Not seriously, but a little bit flat. Uploading these photos has made me feel very happy! As much as I love my crochet and knitting and being cosy inside my house, I must remember to keep lifting up my head and looking at the beauty around me. xx


  1. Hi Andrea,

    O many things to see ! .. I'm also been ill this week, pff..

    Beautiful last rose !
    The granny / zigzag stripe blanket for your mom is nearly done , no ? ;)
    Nice scuares used for the blanket for your sister, she'll gonna like.
    Succes with your knitting. Mine is done but it is a little to big at the begining. It's for my granddaughter ( 6j)..
    So I have yet work to do !

    And thanks for sharing your beautiful foto's with us.

    lovely sunday , Susie

  2. Hi Susie, hope you are feeling better now. The zig-zag blanket is about a third of the way there so still a lot more to do!! I am being very good and just working on that until it is finished. x

  3. Hi Andrea,

    Thank you for your lovely comments. Gorgeous pictures. My village - it was a village before it became a big city suburb - looks nothing like yours. I'll take yours any day. Yes, you should do some Fair Isles and Arans. Fair Isle is especially easy.

  4. Very pretty spot you have here..l truly wish l could visit your gorgeous countryside.. Best Wishes, Pam Clarke.
    New England, NSW, Australia


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