Thursday, 12 May 2011

Walking to work

Although we live in the countryside, Alan is lucky enough not to have a long commute to work. He does not work in a town or a city. In fact it takes just over 10 minutes to drive to his workplace through the country lanes but most days Alan likes to walk or cycle there (6km).

This morning, Alan took his camera with him, so I thought I would share some of his photos with you.


When Alan set out at 7.30am, the skies were grey with the feeling of possible rain in the air. It didn't stop the sun from trying to make an appearance through the clouds.

Just before it began pouring down with rain, Alan managed to capture this beautiful shot of the dark menacing sky and the rainbow just below it.
This type of light is my favourite! A very dark sky, a ray of sunshine, it makes the the plants and trees look to very striking the shades of green look so much brighter. Very atmospheric!


The rain subsided and Alan continued on his walk until he reached the office he works in.





In the afternoon the sky had cleared and the sun was out so time to take more photos

A reservoir next to Alan's workplace












We are very lucky to be be surrounded by such beautiful countryside, there is an abundance of wild flowers and wildlife which we see pretty much every day.








Almost home...

Larry waiting to welcome Alan back home :-)

I will be sharing pictures of the school run which I do most days. Once again, all in the country lanes, not a single town in sight. I promise you some stunning scenery and views! That post will follow in the next week or so.

A bientôt!

Isabelle X

21 comments:

Zondra Art said...

Great photos and beautiful flowers, I love them!
Kisses and happy weekend:)

Anna said...

Wow, that is beautiful!

Anna x

Ivy Black said...

Just beautiful What gorgeous scenery.
xx

It's me said...

I really like your pictures !! lovely one by one.....have a nice evening....love Ria...xxx..

WinnibriggsHouse said...

What super photos, it makes you proud to live here when you see such beauty.

Living Rancho Delux said...

Stunning photos I am so glad you shared them

Vintage Sunday said...

Oh what glorious photos! You are indeed blessed to live amidst such beauty ~ as is Alan to enjoy those views on his way to work! Blessed indeed! Thank you so much for sharing the beautiful countryside with us all! Love Brenda

il mondo di Iris said...

Beautifull photos,
The countryside is extraordinary
Angela

KC'sCourt! said...

Stunning!
Julie xxxxxxx

Aunt Amelia's Attic said...

My previous comment was lost, in the Great Blogger Meltdown, I see.

Well, I said how beautiful your area is. And to tell your husband that he takes marvelous photos!

~♥~

Aunt Amelia's Attic said...

Mmmm, since you have Comment Approval Setting on, which I understand... I wonder why you also make Dear Readers do the *dreaded* Word Verification Setting toooooooooo, in order to comment here?

Do you even know Word Ver. is on?

Do you really neeeeed it to be on?

Wondering... :-)

~♥~

polkadotpeticoat said...

What a beautiful drive....It's worth getting up early for this drive!

It's Really Me said...

Nice photos. What beautiful countryside.

flowers on my table said...

Wow what a walk to work, how fabulous.Love Linda x

June said...

Lovely photos. I like you like the one with the rainbow with the different light. It's amazing what is around us which is so uplifting. Thanks for sharing!
June

Monica@The White Bench said...

Aahhh! Stunning!
Thanks for sharing with us (and for your lovely words about my art...).
Sending hugs,
Monica x

Hesta Nesta said...

Lovely photographs Isabelle, they are stunning. I love the first one, the sky is almost violet. We are so very lucky to have such beautiful countryside. Have a lovely weekend.
Jo xx

Auntie Bliss said...

Awesome views! I'm curious as to where he works since I don't see any businesses?
My brother is also Alan :) and my mom is Isobelle!

andamento said...

Stunning photographs, such lovely countryside and dramatic skies.

ola fi said...

Beautiful foto with rainbow

Whirlwind said...

Hi there,
You are soo lucky to live in the beautiful countryside.I've always wondered how it feels like to wake up every morning with that kind of view in front of you.Love your pictures and blog!!