Saturday, 20 August 2011

A Bicycle Ride in the August Sunshine

It was one of those 'glad to be alive days'
The sun was shining the sky was blue so I decided to get on my trusty steed
and head off into the sunshine
turning left at the wonky post box
past a poor squirrel at the side of the road
under the shade of beech trees, their empty nut cases crackling under my wheels
past inquisitive cows
and into the woods, and the vine covered trees
with the snaking roots
back through a village with a Victorian post box
and the pink house with an elder bush growing out of its chimney pot
and the horses in the field, their  tails swishing in the wind
nearing home now past a nosy ewe checking out a feed bucket
back home now, up the garden path, the nasturtiums singing out in the sun
time for a rest, with a good book and a nice cup of tea.


  1. Love it! A little jaunt with you on your yellow bike. My childhood bike, much loved, was bright yellow. After several decades of use, it's now beyond repair and replaced, but never forgotten!

  2. What a lovely area to be able to go about in.
    Cher Sunray Gardens

  3. What a great ride in the country. I enjoyed your great photos.

  4. Thanks for your comments - making the most of this late batch of sunshine - don't know how much longer it will last.

  5. What a delightful photo post! Flighty xx

  6. This is a beautiful blog. It is a wonderful garden you have. Nice post of the bike ride.

  7. Love this post Elaine, and that elder bush would be my ultimate 'weed' of the day unless of course it's deliberately there?! Looks like you had a grand day out

  8. Beautiful images! Thank you for taking us along on your bike jaunt. A most glorious ride through the country. So many wonderful sights. A joy to visit your blog!

  9. Thank you Julie - comments like yours and all the others I have had about this post make blogging worthwhile.