Bibury is a pretty village in the Cotswolds, the sort of place that is seen as a typical English village by its many visitors from abroad. Travelling through a few weeks ago there were coach loads of Japanese tourists merrily snapping away. On my return journey a few days later it was quieter and I was able to merrily snap, and have been waiting for a reason to show you. I thought I would focus on the growth happening there.
This row of cottages look like they could be swallowed up amongst the dense growth of trees and meadow.
Fruit trees have a good crop bursting with growth and gorgeous roses doing what roses do best in June.
Look how high the river is, it’s no wonder everything is lush and green this year with the amount of rain we’ve had, I’m glad it isn’t just in Devon, Bibury is in the county of Gloucestershire.
Bibury Trout Farm is an attraction open daily where you can try your hand at catching Rainbow or Brown Trout. There is something for everyone and children especially would love the chance to see the fish leap for the food they can throw in. They sell fresh and smoked trout and have a nice café where I stopped for a quick cuppa – so much nicer than a motorway services! There is quite a bit of algal growth on this section of their fifteen acres.
They have beautiful gardens to walk through as well.
This is the Bibury Court Hotel, a Grade 1 listed 16th Century mansion. I haven’t been inside but a friend tells me its divine, having checked the website I believe her, I like the look of their Afternoon Tea, a mere seventeen pounds a head. I imagine that its grounds are a real sanctuary from the visiting hoards outside. I love the dense growth of creeper spreading over its walls, hope it doesn’t have too many creepy crawlies though.
This is a real ‘Chocolate Box’ cottage but I couldn’t get the best photo because too many other people were trying to do the same.
I visited five weeks ago so I think that by now the runner beans, carrots and potatoes have put on a big growth spurt and filled a few tummies. What a pretty veggie patch.
This is my entry for the Weekly Photo Challenge with the theme of growth. I hope you have enjoyed it and will visit some of the others here, http://dailypost.wordpress.com/2012/08/03/weekly-photo-challenge-growth/
38 thoughts on “Weekly Photo Challenge: Growth”
Lovely photos, Gilly.
Beautiful pictures Gilly. I specially like the picture of the‘Chocolate Box’ cottage. It’s beautiful.
beautiful. just beautiful.
Those are stunning cottages … I’ll take two Gilly! 🙂
What a lovely place! Love the river shots
Lovely post of the greenery in the Cotswolds – reinforcing our desire to spend time there on our next trip “across the pond!” 🙂
Looks like a wonderful place to visit.
BE ENCOURAGED! BE BLESSED!
What a picturesque village, Gilly. The cottage is really quaint, and the hotel covered in green ‘growth’, is exquisite. 😉
Picturesque is indeed the right word. What a beautiful summer day for a visit!
Wonderful, Gilly. I’ve heard such lovely things about your blog, and now I know they are very true.
I just love this little stone bridge!
Awesome! Luscious greens overtaking space of authentic stone wall structures. Shoo them nexr time, Gilly. Tell your blog is better than most and that a lot of your followers are expecting more great images than theirs. Bwahahahaahha 😀
Tell *that your blog….
It’s a beautiful village, and you have captured some lovely images.
such a beautiful place – thank you for sharing. i also love your poppies in the header photo! so cheerful.
Nice! Looks a lot like Burford; can’t move for the tourists some days. That’s not too far from where I live in OXON for part of the year. Your site looks very interesting. Going to have a mooch around. 🙂
It’s smaller than Burford I think but yes those Cotswolds towns and villages are similar 🙂 thanks for visiting.
No need to wait for areason to share these Gilly. Lovely, and a great header too.
A lovely place-nice photography.
Very cool header…love it Gilly. I love these and would never leave thee places…how do you ever get away ?
Stunning shots! Thanks for sharing!
Fab selection, I love the creeper on the walls.
These photos are just magical, Gilly. They look like images that you
would see in a childs fairytale book. Priceless ….!!!
What a beautiful place!
Thanks so much, Gilly. It felt like a real visit to Bibury, with you as the tour guide. A very charming place indeed.
Beautiful interpretation of this week’s challenge!
Great shots, Gilly
Wonderful photos, Gilly – such a pretty English village. Love the gardens and those old stone cottages and bridge.
Excellent shot Gilly as always ,Thanks for sharing this 🙂
Wonderful tour. Your photos are always amazing.Thank you, Gilly.
Wow! Spectacular images. So calming to the soul.
Gorgeous place and beautiful photographs, Gilly. Love the veggie patch, and those trellises are probably all covered by now.
Great photos. They are all so pretty and refreshing. I enjoyed every one.