Today has been a bit of a mixed day weather wise. Sudden heavy rainfalls then sunshine again. Phoebe and I went out for a walk and bike ride close to the house. I put three loads of washing out but got caught out on the third lot, heavy downpour!
This field is in front of our house. Phoebe frequently runs out there when she hears the sound of the steam train approaching.
Here it is ... We often go a lot closer to the track at the bottom of the field and see the people in the carriages waving.
I LOVE having a steam train pass so close to the house. I love the sound and smell of the coal that stays in the air for a while after passing by. Nostalgia on my doorstep! Even though it goes by every weekend and in the summer every day, I never take it for granted. I appreciate it's sound and love watching it go by. I imagine that it is a scene that could easily have looked identical had I been there in the 1930's.
After having watched the train go by, Phoebe and I headed for the lane which runs parallel to the field.
We headed down the lane towards the railway bridge, where Phoebe likes to have a shout to hear the echo. She calls is echo bridge, has done since she was a toddler.
I love the cow parsley adorning the banks of country lanes
After a short walk and cycle down, we turned around and made our way back towards the house again.
Phoebe cycling back up the lane
This beautiful embroidered picture arrived in the post today. I bought it on Ebay recently. I love the colours and detail and the fact that it is a thatched cottage scene.
I wish you all a very good weekend.