Just because I think it’s pretty.
Just because I think it’s pretty.
If your world is anything like mine, then at this time of the year you may feel ready to flop beside the tv, or relax with a good book. If your world is anything like mine, there’s a good chance that isn’t going to happen!
So how then can we find some tranquility? Well how about enjoying the serene Devon countryside?
Green pastures east of Exeter, for this weeks photo challenge, serene.
Ben Huberman has a lovely autumn photo this week as an example for the weekly photo challenge of temporary. Very apt, the autumn colour really is fleeting, enjoy it while you can.
I did an autumn post last week as a Thursday poem, so I’ve gone back in time for my temporary entry, to Colyford Goose Fayre a few years ago.
Where’s there’s always a temporary stage.
And all are welcomed.
The town crier may look grumpy.
But he’s happy ringing his bell, ‘Oyez, Oyez, Oyez!
As for the Morris Men, well they just do their crazy thing, don’t worry it’s only temporary.
The tiny harbour at Cockwood is very mucky when the tide’s out. But the view is splendid, eastwards across the Exe estuary towards Exmouth.
Having such blue sky in late October was a real treat, a little patch of heavenly Devon.
There’s a mill beside the river, with a shop selling all sorts of treats. The little cafe is really cosy late on an autumn afternoon.
This photo is for the Daily Post’s challenge, ‘scale’, and yes I’m crazy but you already knew that didn’t you?
Dartmouth has an inner harbour, known locally as the Boat Float. It’s a listed building, dating from around 1600, as enclosed moorings. There are many windows, each interesting in their own way, that offer stunning views over the Boat Float and the river Dart.
Michelle at the Daily Post shares a photo of a harbour through a window in Brindisi, have a look and maybe share one of your own.
Orcombe Point at Exmouth marks the beginning of the Jurassic Coast, as well as being a part of the South West Coast Path. Start by walking east along the sea front until the road ends, in front of the red cliff. Look left and climb the zigzag path to the top.
There’s a bench or two along the way.
With plenty to see.
And these information circles dotted on the bank as you climb up the hill are an excuse to stop and breathe!
It really isn’t very long before you reach the top.Where for a while the sea is out of view.
We pass a field where orchids are abundant in May.
Then look seawards again.
On a clear day you can see as far as Portland, but not this time. We’ve found these instead!
Who can play hopscotch?
I did it all the way to the needle, this bit’s for Meg.
If you start walking by the lifeboat station on Marine Drive, then up the cliff to the needle, it’s less than a mile and a half. If you keep going you reach Sandy Bay, with it’s caravan park in another mile. So this walk could take less that an hour, if only there weren’t such wonderful distracting views!
This little stroll is for Jo, my first Monday walk for a long time. Happy Monday Jo 🙂
A row of former merchants houses and grade 1 listed buildings, the Butterwalk in Dartmouth has been standing since the early 17th century.
The structure features 11 eleven granite piers, originally 13. I’d guess the granite came from Dartmoor. There was some serious bomb damage in 1943, thankfully renovated a few years later.
It’s been ages since I’ve posted for the Weekly Photo Challenge!