Wednesday, 24 June 2009

Along the leafy lane

I took this photo back in March to show a nice lane where I sometimes walk during my 1/2 hour lunch break at work. As you can imagine by the sign, there's not an awful lot of traffic down this lane, perfect for strolling down.Today I decided to revisit. As you can see it is quite a bit more leafy now and the only traffic I met was a nice lady on a horse (sorry I didn't take a piccy).Most of the wildflowers I photographed earlier in the year have gone over, nevertheless it was still a lovely peaceful place.As I called it leafy, I thought I should photograph some leaves! (-: I think these are Sycamore.I thought this burry Oak tree was a great character. It must have seen some good history in its time!I can't resist ferns and this Hart's tongue fern wanted its photo taken so I obliged.At the bottom of the lane where the road ends and it becomes a pathway, there was this gorgeous house! I want to live there!!!Such a peaceful position and as you will see in a moment, there is a lovely river at the bottom of the garden.This pathway over the bridge leads to the little village of Tellisford.It's a beautiful little wooden bridge laid with cobblestones and straddles the River Frome.As I stood on the bridge and took in the peace and quiet, I watched a family of Grey Wagtails feeding on and around the stones in the river. Too far away for photography I'm afraid. Unfortunately time was against me, I had to get back to work, so I made my way back up the lane.At the top I found this lovely Field Rose. This is different from the more common Dog Rose in that it always carries white flowers and its hips are more rounded.I'm sure this is a Knapweed, but I'm not sure which, probably Common Knapweed. I need my brother to tell me for sure....or anyone else?

10 comments:

Roy said...

A nice return to the little lane Jen. Its definitely a Sycamore and I think its the Common Knapweed.
So you want that house. Its going to cost you. (loads of dosh I should think) Where is that brother anyway.??

Kelly said...

...beautiful post. I could see a fairy tale writer coming across that tree and being inspired to write something! I wonder how old the house is. It's gorgeous...love the roof, and finally, the cobbled bridge is so pretty. You would never see anything like that around here. It's right out of Beatrix Potter. You're lucky to have such a nice place to walk at lunch!

Jenny said...

Hi Roy, thanks for the positive IDs. Yes, way way way out of my price bracket I'm afraid. I guess I can dream! (Sigh). My little brother seems to have fallen off the edge of the blogging world at the moment. These things can't be forced I guess.

Hi Kelly, maybe I'll knock on the door of that house and ask them how old it is and also if they want to swamp houses with me. Somehow I don't think they will!
I do feel lucky to have this place to relax through my lunchtime.

Eve said...

That is really a wonderful place Jenny. Reminds me of my driveway there for a minuet but alas no beautiful River Frome at the end! I loved this walk, you are lucky to be able to take this stroll at lunch! That knapweed looks very much like one of my garden flowers from up north. Centurea? Mine were blue. A good self-seeder!

dog trot farm said...

Jennie I can invision fairies dancing around that lovely old tree.

NatureStop said...

What a beautiful place and it is so green with all the lovely leaves and ferns.Loved the shot of the leaves.The wooden bridge looks cool.Thanks for sharing.

Mary said...

What a peaceful looking place. That house looks wonderful and the setting is so beautiful.

Jenny said...

Hi Evie, yes the latin name for that knapweed is Centaurea, it would be nice to have it in blue in the garden. Will you get some for your new place?

Hi Julie, yes, it has that look to it doesn't it! (-:

Hi Arunava and Shantana, I like that shot too. I'm a sucker for sunlight through leaves.

Hi Mary, yes I'm deeply envious of the owners of that house. It's nice to be able to walk down such a lovely lane though.

Rural Rambler said...

Jenny I love your lunch time walk. Simply beautiful and peaceful. The Knapweed you speak of, Missouri has a wildflower that looks very much like that, I will have to check the name. We saw them on our little trip coming home today.

I don't know, the walk might refresh and make the rest of the work day shorter but I think if I took that walk I wouldn't want to go back to work!! :)

Quiet Paths said...

I'm afraid I would have been late for work, certainly. What a terrific place to take a walk. I was thinking your title could be an Irish Ballad. Certainly the old oak deserves its own verse.