02 October 2007

Sunday in the country

A good start to the day - a modernised 1950s Green Line bus chugging along the motorway. (Can you believe someone has written a history of Green Line tickets? Click here; read; and marvel...)

On the way to Rousham, this wonderful medieval barn:
And at Rousham (with its grand old yew hedge), apples and pears espaliered in the kitchen garden -
and pumpkins growing beautifully in one of the compost bins -
Here's a corner of the walled kitchen garden -
Note the dovecote behind. Here it is, from the inside, slightly smelly and humming with soft cooing -
Outside, more espaliered fruitfulness -
Wildlife includes chickens (bantams?) with feathered feet -
And a poseur of a peacock (who obligingly had left some small feathers lying around for collection) -
On the way out we saw his missus and her four chicks -
Note the metal guard around the tree, to protect from another form of wildlife, ravenous deer.

2 comments:

The Idaho Beauty said...

Love the angle of the inside shot of the dovecote. Something quilty there, I'm sure.

Plain Jane said...

beautiful pics, beautiful day! espaliered fruit trees--gorgeous.