Wednesday, May 17, 2006

WATER FLOWS FROM THE MOUNTAINS DOWN TO THE SEA

There are many wonderful walks around my village, however, there is one that is a favourite of mine, particularly on a hot day.

This lane is narrow and steep and takes you up and over, from my valley into the next. Trees hang overhead and on mossy banks ferns grow prolifically in this cool, moist and shady environment

I have written before how the sound of running water is ever present around us and this is just one of the many streams that flows from higher ground, making its way to the river and then on out to sea.

To the right of the lane, this delightful little stream meanders in parts and cascades in others, right on down and, taking the easiest route, it flows over rocks and around old tree roots, culminating into a little waterfall at a lower level. The water is icey cold even on the hotest of days when a walk along its path is delightfully refreshing.




17 comments:

Alice said...

Such a pretty stream, with 'music' to match. Do you ever dip your toes in on a very hot day?

I looked forward to being able to paddle in the river through Ivybridge, Devon, in the summer when we were there, forgetting that the water wouldn't ever be warm enough to do that.

Tammy said...

Beautiful!
What a great place to live...how lucky are you?
Thanks for sharing your life through this blog!

PEA said...

Thanks to Tammy, I found your blog through the link she has on her own blog and I must say I love all the photos you've been posting. I've always wanted to go to England because of the beautiful countryside...I don't know if I'll ever make it over there so the next best thing is to look at photos of it:-) I hope you don't mind if I come visit your blog often!!

homemakersheart said...

As the pictures came in, my breath was taken away as a gasped "Wow it is so green!" These are beautiful Marion.

Father in law is doing very well, I think he wants to hurry up this recover process. Men and patience, hmmm. My dad is having surgery next week after the 29th.

Thanks for your concern, I'm sending a cyber hug {{{Marion}}}.

~Dee (Homemakersheart)

Sue said...

Walking beside a bubbling little stream is one of my favorite things to do. My post of April 23 was beside a stream in the Pt. Reyes area of Calif. Your stream looks so inviting!

Val said...

Very lovely, there is something inherently pleasing about cool water in a small green valley! Lovely images.Thank you.

marsha said...

Very Pretty...very green. It's beautiful

Mrs Blythe said...

There is something life enhancing (I can't think of the right words to describe it) of being near water. It kind of soothes the soul. Especially in a peaceful place. What beautiful pictures.

Mrs Blythe said...

Hello again. I am hoping either today or tomorrow to post some pictures of the countryside around our area. As I was inspired by your blog, I would like to put a link to your site on my post. I hope that is OK. If you would prefer I didn't put a link on just post a comment on my blog - it pops up on my e-mail and I'll quickly delete it. (you don't need to post this comment) :o)Thanks.

HORIZON said...

What a beautiful place to live. Lovely photographs and a great read as well. Bests

Connie and Rob said...

What a great place to stop and say a prayer. It is just so beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

Take care,
Connie

Sharon K said...

What a beautiful place to go for a walk and again thankyou Marion for taking us along.

Maggie Ann said...

How beautiful and serene!

Beverly said...

I've just come across your blog, and I've bookmarked it and plan to come back to spend more time reading and looking at your beautiful photos.

JIM_PURCELL said...

this is so much better than New Jersey, USA. All the best, Jim

Rosa said...

Beautiful! I love the sound of water too. I now have several fountains going inside and out of my house in order to achieve this!

Kerri said...

What a picturesque walk! Thanks for taking us along Marion. Your pictures are wonderful, as are your descriptions. I can almost hear the water rippling and smell the lovely clean air. What a beautiful place you live in. you've been treating us to some lovely posts!