Monday, 26 May 2014

Views from the Doorstep

 
I stepped out of the door to take the picture below, but first I simply couldn't resist taking this first shot, a panoramic picture of the view from the side of the house.
 
 
Stepping onto the front porch this is almost directly opposite us.  This 'puff' of mist is what we get all over the hillside opposite after it has rained, pockets of mist rising from the dips in the hill.  The first few times I saw this I thought there were little fires burning, as sometimes it is even darker grey and very smoke-like

 
Little wisps of rising mists evaporating and rising at their own leisure.  Some mornings the band is thick and solid and stretches like a white banded horizon, sometimes dispersing quickly before a camera can be sought out, and other days rising magically until it fizzles out high above the hills.

 
Lower down the view was different, the gates for the paddock drying off on the grass in the sunshine .... HA!!
 
Who were we kidding .... they got wetter and wetter, so we carried them over to the field and stood them up to see if they will do any better there.  Lovely Hubby has the 'furniture' already to go on them.  The hinges, catches etc etc.
 
It will look so neat and secure compared to how it all looks now, another step forward that has not been helped at all by our traditional UK Bank Holiday weather.
 
Sue xx

15 comments:

  1. Thank you for your step by step approach of setting up your new home. We hope to be moving to our forever home in a couple of years and your blog is truly helpful and inspirational.

    Jean x

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    1. The preparation and the planning before the move can be wonderful enjoy it, once you're in and doing things it's nice to remember those evenings planning things over a glass of wine, and days out looking at other people's livestock.

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  2. Funny how you find a good blog by reading the one above this reply, look forward when time allows to visit again

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  3. The first picture looks like you've taken it through the letterbox and I thought you had with the title! lol. Beautiful x

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  4. After 9 am Saturday its been fine all weekend here!
    I love the panorama photo, I'm saving for a better camera after I've saved for my radio. Must remember to get one that takes pics like this

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  5. Beautiful views to wake upto! You moved to a lovely place!!

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  6. That is such a pretty view,Sue!
    Jane x

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  7. You lucky lucky bunnies. One good thing about the sheep having been on your land is you both working hard to make your land more secure, if a little quicker than anticipated.

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    1. This was always the timescale for the paddock fencing so no speeding things up because of sheep.

      In fact if any more sheep wander onto our land it will make things even more awkward as they will be around the house and garden until we notice them and can drive them into the paddock, up until now they have always been able to make their way into the paddock and then be contained without too much effort on our part.

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  8. Gorgeous, but then I am biased!

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  9. Wow! You live in a beautiful place! Looks pretty step, do you use a push mower or a ride-on?

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  10. I was sure I left a comment yesterday, ?
    Fantastic photos I love the panoramic one, it would be great to see the same view taking in all four seasons of the year they would look good mounted in a frame and on the wall.

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  11. Oooh what lovely pics. I think Dawn's idea above is a great one.

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