Sunday, 25 April 2010
West Somerset cottages
Yesterday we went to Selworthy on the Holnicote Estate (Somerset), the land is owned by the National Trust. Alan had been there several years ago and knew that I would like it so suggested that we go there. He was right, I loved it!
It was sunny and the sky was hazy rather than a clear blue which was shame in terms of photography but that certainly did not stop us from enjoying the day.
As soon as we arrived there which was mid afternoon, we had lunch and cake in the tea room. I can confirm that the lemon meringue pie was delicious!!! We brought back a pot of honey for Miss P as she loves honey.
I bought some postcards (In a couple of weeks time I think that Selworthy will be more colourful, not all the flowers were out yet...)
We walked around admiring the cottages & gardens
We sat down, took in the sweeping views and enjoyed the peace and quiet...
Just before leaving we walk to the church
Stunning views from Selworthy Church
As we arrived quite late in the day, I didn't get a chance to visit this shop. It was closed by the time we reached Watchet.
I did have a peak through the window...
I look forward to having a good look around next time I go there. The inside looks lovely!
We headed towards home but as it was still light, we decided to take a turning in to a small narrow lane and see where it would take us. We ended up in this very pretty little village which had sweeping views towards the sea. We saw the West Somerset steam train go by in the distance.
We walked around the village and then went to see if the church was open. Unfortunately it was locked so we walked around the graveyard looking at the tombstones and views around. I usually look at the tombstones when I visit churches, I find them interesting. I wonder who the person was, what they looked like and find some of the words chosen by loved ones very moving at times.
As I approached the white blossomed cherry tree on the right hand side of this photo, I spotted a lady holding a camera. She was taking a picture of the tree. I smiled at her and commented on how beautiful the tree looked. She smiled back and told me that she had planted the tree with her friend to honour the friend's Mother whose grave was there.
When it was planted, the tree was very small. It has grown substantially over the years. It is a very beautiful tree which bears edible cherries in the summer.
On this day, the lady was there to visit her friend's grave (the one she planted the tree with). Her friend had very recently passed away and was buried along side her Mother and the tree that she had planted for her. The lady went on to say that her friend loved the view from there as it overlooks the sea in the distance. We both agreed that it was a beautiful place to be buried.
We had a really good day
I hope you have a wonderful time this weekend!