Autumn Doors

It’s that time of year again – the leaves have started to turn from green to brilliant red, orange and yellow hues – and Hallowe’en is a few days away.

This series of autumnal doors is my contribution to Norm’s Thursday Doors for this week.

I got a head start on the first two of these images – they were taken in Australia this past April. Bowral, New South Wales – located in the Southern Highlands – is at a high enough elevation to have cool winters and frosty nights, and has many deciduous trees.

The third image was shot in Toronto. I think that Hallowe’en is celebrated in an “orderly” manner in this household.

d15-family sized doorway
family sized doorway
d15-framed in red
framed in red
d15-ready for halloween
ready for Hallowe’en

 

Walking in the Cotswolds

In 2013 we walked the Cotswold Way, from Chipping Campden to Bath, in the west of England. The Cotswolds are a very picturesque part of the country, where you can walk on trails and paths and find your own way that does not involve cars and roads.

A selection of three images from our walk are included here.

The Chipping Campden Market Square was built almost 400 years ago. Although this is a black and white image of the square, it is built in the typical honey-coloured stone that was quarried in this part of the country.

Hailes Abbey is on the routeĀ from Broadway to Winchcombe. The ruins were once a Cistercian monastery, and they are now managed by English Heritage.

Wesley House is located nearby in Winchcombe. It is a traditional heavy timber wood framed building which has been preserved and operates as a hotel and restaurant. We stayed for a night in the hotel, and I always had to watch my head on the low beams and doorways!

market square
Chipping Campden Market Square
cloister view
Cloister View, Hailes Abbey
wesley house
Wesley House, Winchcombe