Monday, 22 June 2015

Elegant Coated Horse

While we were out walking we came across this elegantly dressed horse.

My husband decided to have a conversation with the horse, they spent several minutes neighing to each other.

Red Poppies

Monday, 25 May 2015

Spring On The Farm

This is a typical sight across the UK at the moment, with the farmers busy on the fields, especially on fine days, often with a back drop of trees full of fresh green leaves and often a Church tower nestled amongst the trees.

Monday, 30 March 2015

All Saints Church, Hilgay, Norfolk

I have wanted to visit All Saints Church in Hilgay for several years, as this was the location of my Paternal Grandmother, on my Mothers side, first wedding back in 1931.  It took us a little while to find it as it was too the side of the village, hidden amongst several large trees.  The access to the church was down this very long, pretty, holly bush and lime tree lined, road.

The church was constructed around 1794 with the tower made of brick and the rest of the church of carstone and ashlar dressing stones, with a slate roof.  The tower is quite a squat tower, which appears to be quite unusual for this part of the country.

The inside of the church feels really cosy and is full of ornate carved wood.

Just inside the church to the left can be seen a very old funeral cart.  There is a notice inside the cart which reads "Hilgay Hearse - This was purchased by public subscription to mark Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee in 1897.  Note that it is not horse drawn but pushed by hand.  One of the last men to push it the late Harry Mann was paid 'half a crown' to bring a body from Ten Mile Bank to Hilgay"(note a distance of 3.9 miles or 6.2 km).

Sunday, 29 March 2015

St Mary's Church, Southery, Norfolk

St Mary's Church is situated in the Nofolk village of Southery.  The church was built in 1858 to replace the original church, ruins of which, can be seen just down the road.

The church is constructed of Carstone slips and Bath stone dressing.  The bell housed in the tower dates back to 1747 and was originally in the earlier chruch.

The spire is classed as a broached spire and it has plate-tracery windows.

This is all that remains of the original Church of St Mary.  The church was Medieval, built of Carstone, Ashlar and brick, much of it was reused from other Norman buildings.  The north doorway dates from the 14th Century and the north wall to the 15th Century.  The church stopped being used in the mid 19th Century.  

Thursday, 29 January 2015

Up Close And Personal With Some Clouds

I love taking sunset shots, however tonight the cloud cover was just to dense around the sun so I concentrated on the clouds further up that were getting illuminated.  Really liked the patterns and colours that were formed, I hope you do to.

Wednesday, 28 January 2015

Tonight's Stunning Sunset

Looking from the Aegean Coast of Turkey across to the Greek Island of Samos, the sunset tonight was stunning, made all the more dramatic by some heavy cloud formations.