:-} I'm back. I have a little photo story of the first part of my journey. These photos are from my time in Devon, England.
First I had a great time with my sister and don't plan to go so long visiting next time. Devon is stunning, especially where my sister lives in Sidbury, it is truly one of the most beautiful areas. I was there for the Queeens Diamond Jubilee! that was a surprise as I didn't know till I got to wondering what all the little flags decorating the houses were about. 2012 marked the 60th anniversary of the accession of Queen Elizabeth. My sister's house is bordering a cricket field where celebrations took place in the little village of Sidbury. At night we got to have the best seat in the house for a fireworks display from my sister;s back porch! I was almost transported into the night sky, watching the colored lights as they zoomed. Enjoy my photos below. I hope you are all having a good start to your summer.
Here are my two farmers. I think they look like Devon/Cornish farmers! I emailed the photos to my father and he replied saying they look like the old-time farmers of his day, not the present ones. Something very honest about this pair, don't you think? I will be sculpting more farmers, even though they take some time. I think they are worth it.
DEVON - Sidmouth
This is the beach front in the town of Sidmouth. Sidmouth is a short drive from my sisters house in Sidbury. The town is quaint, with lots of shops and things to tempt!
I got very lucky with this shot of Bobbies (cops) on the beat (walking) wearing summer short sleeves. While taking the photo a man walked by and commented "Rare shot!" My sister agreed. Apparently you don't see this often. What a friendly pair they were, they both stopped for me to get a good photo. :-}
*** Note I did manage to buy a vegetable pasty ! YUMMY.
DEVON - Brandscombe
This adorable village is a short drive from Sidbury. I fell in love and I am sure you can see why. Very much like stepping back in time. I did not get a photo of the Brandscombe beach as it was a very windy day and we got blown back up the road willingly! It was a bit too chilly for a stroll there.
I would move to this village in a heart beat. I look forward to exploring the little town again when I visit next.
DEVON - A BLUE BELL WOOD WALK
Devon made me very wishfull to live in England again...
I had such a good time with my sister we talked and talked....
and walked....and ate.
PART TWO WILL BE IN MY NEXT POST
CORNWALL AND DARTMOOR
xxx hugs Lorraine xxx