Wool, Wiltshire and All Manner of Wonderful Things!

The sun was perfect this weekend- just the right summer time temperature, and just right to go back to the scene of last week’s cobweb blow and the slugs at the iron age hill fort of Barbury Castle. No slugs this time , just super views and fabulous wild flowers and oh the butterflies.

Just look at the profusion of flowers.

And with the mist and murk gone we could see the view- here a tractor at work in the distance. I like watching others at work.

Solar farm- helping the country give up coal fired power stations.

Swindon in the distance and somewhere on those far away hills is our house.

Struggled to identify this flower- we’re on chalk soil here if that helps anyone identify for me please.Β  And it’s compulsory to take a picture of any water trough you spot.

Look behind the fence in the far distance to see the cars – the first horse racing since Lockdown at a point to point.

After our stroll we wandered closer to these trees

Taken from my sat on the grass position- this I think will be a Happy Place for me. So glad my son brought us here last time. I wondered if anyone else needed a happy place and if so where mght it be?

Comments on: "Out and about and back again." (26)

  1. I would love to see a view like that. If I found one, I’d sit with a book and a notebook absorbing it all. I love watching people work too. That is such a beautiful spot.

  2. Oh I do love a view! I could spend ages just looking out. We always have binoculars with us to have an ogle. The flower looks like Lady’s bedstraw. Lovely name and for good reason.

  3. That looks like a wonderful walk! Glad you captured the mandatory water trough photo πŸ™‚

  4. Beautiful photos. (And you are not the only person in the world not hooked on Pratchett….!)

  5. Lovely photos – thank you for sharing your views! That is a pretty happy place πŸ™‚

  6. So good to see you are out and about in the countryside.

  7. Such a wonderful spot. We have a few hillforts around here and I always enjoy walking on them and looking across the county. So good to be up high with uninterupted views – such a feeling of expansion. I am going to thoroughly enjoy seeing what you get up to in your new surroundings.
    And now whenever I see a water trough on a walk, you know who I will be thinking of! πŸ˜‰ I love that!

  8. A much needed walk I guess x

  9. Following the Rainbow Trail on Southampton Common (https://www.jackbsirwin.com/therainbowtrail) is making it my happy place for now.

  10. You’re in such a gorgeous part of the world, and nearby you have not one but two of my favourite landscape artforms: White Horses in the chalk. One is the Cherhill White Horse, between Avebury and Calne and the other is at Uffington, between Faringdon and Lambourn.

    • I know the Uffington white horse as we lived in Oxfordshire for nearly 10 years but the Cherhill is a new one for us. Photos in due course!

  11. This is so beautiful – if you like The Chalk, maybe you should read “The Wee Free Men” by Terry Pratchett on some point! πŸ™‚

    • Maybe but I must be the only person in the world not hooked on Terry Pratchett- not that I ever tried his books.

      • It wouldn’t be a shame (a friend of my mother’s doesn’t like the books either), but maybe try one to see if it’s really that bad (I know the “old” covers were a little too chaotic for my taste). The Wee Free Men is the first in a series for “young readers”, it’s more like a coming-of-age story and about finding oneself and expectations and stuff. I loved it! But yeah, he’s not everyone’s cup of tea. πŸ™‚ (btw, I started The Buried Giant yesterday, and it’s DEFINITELY going slow!)

  12. Everyone needs a happy place I think and I have a very special one here but will have to find a new one sooner or later just as you have done 😒

  13. simplyweaving said:

    Such beautiful photos! Seeing them is such a nice way to start my day.Thank you for sharing your happy place!

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