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Village Scene

I just walked up through my village and took this. It is fields behind my house that have been badly flooded, but looking better after a couple of reasonable days. Snowdrops galore, thankfully it wasn't flooded for long.



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Lovely picture Cinders:-)

17 Feb, 2014

 

Thank you Simbad.

17 Feb, 2014

 

Spring has arrived, what a welcome sight!

17 Feb, 2014

 

I'm glad you have been ok with the floods,Cinders..and lovely to see the snowdrops doing well..

17 Feb, 2014

 

Thanks PP.

Sandra we have had a couple of roads closed for floods in the village, but nothing like the poor people of Somerset. The snowdrops are a real picture aren't they.

17 Feb, 2014

 

I thought it was a scattering of snow! So pleased it is snowdrops, much more pleasant :)

17 Feb, 2014

 

There was a lot of water in there, but as the soil is very chalky it soon drains away.

17 Feb, 2014

 

Lovely scene Cinders and the building on the left what is that?

18 Feb, 2014

 

Thank you Janey. That little building is a little lock up from years ago, where prisoners used to be kept overnight before going to Salisbury for a court appearance. Apparently only four left in the country today.

18 Feb, 2014

 

It is beautiful glimpse into the field. I love that white wooden fence.

18 Feb, 2014

 

Yes the picket fence sets off the scene doesn't it.

18 Feb, 2014

 

It is called picket fence? Why "picket"?

18 Feb, 2014

 

Showing my ignorance here Katarina. Just the type of fence. I've always known by that name. Someone else may know....

19 Feb, 2014

 

Katarina & Cinders - I wanted to know too and I found this information:

A horizontal top rail and bottom rail are attached to fence posts, which are installed upright into the ground. Evenly spaced boards are affixed vertically to the rails. What truly distinguishes a picket fence is the top, which is tapered (often called "dog-eared picket") or pointed. These boards with pointed tops are called "pickets" for their resemblance to the pointed stakes historically used by infantry to repel cavalry.

There's something we've learned today ... :o)

19 Feb, 2014

 

Well done Shirley ! Thank you for that. I sort of thought maybe it had its origins in the cavalry of years ago. You learn something every day, as you say.

19 Feb, 2014

 

I always picture houses in the USA with open porches wrapped around them ... and a white picket fence ... :o)

19 Feb, 2014

 

Know what you mean !

19 Feb, 2014

 

and of course, a rocking chair!

19 Feb, 2014

 

:o)))

19 Feb, 2014

 

I love snowdrops. and what a lot there is , lovely :0)

19 Feb, 2014

 

A lovely spring photo Cinders....

19 Feb, 2014

 

Thanks Sue, lovely to see isn't it. They are everywhere in this village, all along the verges and banks. Pity they don't last through summer.

Many thanks DD. You wouldn't guess from that picture that we were so flooded.

20 Feb, 2014

 

Thank you very much Shirley. Amusing! I like it very much. This was a little blog on English, garden architecture and history. Great!!

20 Feb, 2014

 

Lol Katarina ... pleased you enjoyed the history lesson! :o)

21 Feb, 2014

 

:-)

22 Feb, 2014



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