Thursday, 10 February 2011

A Big Tree

This is a photo I took last year when we went for a walk in Bradgate Park, the trees are very old, the lady sitting on the bench is Kathleen. We went back to this village yesterday, we had lunch and then went walking through the village, the sun had come out and everything looked ready to burst, buds were beginning to pop everywhere and the catkins are really long and luxurious this year. It is a very typical english country village with lots of thatched cottages a tiny country school, a cricket pitch and a few shops. There was a little shop which had just opened it was tiny but full of lovely bits and pieces, as we strolled back through the village we talked about how lucky we are to live in such a beautiful area, there is so much to be thankful for and liking where you live is one of them.

6 comments:

Jan said...

Oh, yes, I couldn't agree more and there are so many wonderful places to live. I clearly remember a visit to Bradgate Park about 50 years ago (I was Very young!!) and it was a spectacular place then. I remember writing about it when I returned to school after the summer holidays. Thank you for bringing back this memory. By the way, I wonder how big that tree was then!!

Jane said...

I too love Bradgate Park and remember trips there from when I was a little girl and taking my own children too. The last time I walked the perimeter was about 2 years ago - have you ever done it? it's not too much of a stretch, particularly on a dry day.
My mother particularly loved Bradgate and had a view of it from her house and watched the sunset over Old John so often. Both my parents ashes were scattered behind Old John (even tho it's not officially allowed) and whenever I go to Bradgate I always have a sit on the bench at the back there and think of them for a time.

Mildred said...

The photo and your words make me feel like I was there. What a beautiful place and such a lovely afternoon.

Scrappy quilter said...

You are so blessed to have such a wonderful friendship with Kathleen. It's beautiful to see and definitely a gift from God. I have a couple of friends like her and they are treasures. Hugs

Diane said...

Jilly, we saw trees like this at Herstmonceaux Castle (near Rye)...amazing, aren't they!!! You and Kathleen have the most fun together!
Hugs, Diane

BumbleVee said...

Wow.... look at the size of the tree..... you are indeed fortunate to live in such a beautiful area. And how much fun it must be to have a great friend to do things with....

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