12 January 2014

A green and pleasant (and muddy) land

At New Year I headed out to the farm to stay with the boy.
There is something about tramping through the muddy fields in a big pair of wellies that is good for the soul.

We walked right up onto the hilltops and got these stunning views across the rolling hills.


I managed to perch my camera, rather precariously, on a gatepost and in just one take captured a new favourite.


The light that day was just beautiful. The mist was settling in the valley but up at the top, the midday sun was making everything sparkle.




I don't think I'll ever got bored of walking around the farm. Even on a horrible day it is soothing to pace the hills, splash through the puddles and squelch in the mud.


The boy and I always have the best conversations on these walks. He shares stories from his childhood growing up here and I ask questions about this special place.


A green and pleasant land. That it is.

14 comments:

Gail said...

It looks so peaceful there. I love that last picture of you and the one of the two of you.

Cosmic said...

Aww,so lovely!

X

alexa said...

Balm to the soul, Abi, it seems - for the both of you and for all of us too who get to share in it. You look very at home :).

Miriam said...

Oh! so beautiful Abi, the post, the pictures and your thoughts.

Louise said...

It looks like a beautiful place Abi x

Sinead said...

Oh Abi it looks so lovely there! Gorgeous photos, they convey the beauty and peace of this special place. You both look so happy :) Speak soon! x

Karen said...

So lovely, the photos and the story!

Sandra said...

Gorgeous photos

Barbara Eads said...

Beautiful photos---and the couple "ain't half bad!"

Sheena said...

Lovely collection of photos x

furrypig said...

happy happy photos xxx

Deb @ Paper Turtle said...

Fabulous photos and poetic journaling. Very well done, Abi!

S said...

That came across as a splendid day through the pictures and words you shared. Thanks for inviting us along.

Ruth said...

Beautiful photos married with wonderful words!