A walk around Stourpaine, a friend and I were walking the paths of our ancestors.
The larks were singing the sun was bright …
First we stopped off at Compton Abbas
a peaceful spot
this rhododendron was showing off magnificently
we saw yellow butterflies – could they have been Yellow Brimstones? in the churchyard at Compton Abbas
a font by the door
the Bible has been there all that time
sunny haze and ploughed fields, the crop cycle beginning again
lunch at a pub
the ambience delightful, the food – not so much!
storm damage, my have the winds been fierce this winter
Victorian lych gate
an extraordinary name caught our eye – no relation
this font is so plain it has been sent to a curtained corner!
I am not religious but I love the history that churches hold
cute house with lovely, not too formal, topiary
a grumpy looking little ‘Thelwell’ pony
and then for a walk on Hod Hill …….