A couple of weeks ago we visited our home town of Winchcombe in the County of Gloucestershire. This area in south west England, is known as the Cotswolds. Loved for its outstanding natural beauty, glorious landscapes of gently rolling hills, its elegant towns with distinctive regal architecture and the most enchanting little Cotswold villages that typify the perfect English rural scene.
Winchcombe is an old Saxon town which nestles comfortably at the foot of the north-west hills and is steeped in history. It has an ancient castle (Sudeley), to which Queen Katherine Parr, (widow of King Henry VIII) bought her court on her marriage to Sir Thomas Seymour. Katherine is buried in St Mary’s chapel at Sudeley.
Most buildings in the Cotswold are built from the yellow limestone which is quarried locally, it is often described as yellow or honey stone, so, even on a dull, rainy day, cottages looked bathed in sunshine.
Here are a few photographs I took
Swim buddies. . . . . . . . - An unusual pair at the swimming hole - the Brown Thrasher and the Eastern Bluebird. Neither one appeared bothered by the other - don't you love it whe...
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