Friday, 18 April 2014

Blossoms



The tree is enormous which throws me on whether
these are apple, peach or pear blossoms.





Best of all, the sky is blue today on 
Good Friday near Coventry.

Happy Easter!





Participating in Skywatch Friday




Thursday, 17 April 2014

Thatched Roof Thursday #64 - Offchurch


Tudor Cottage and Wisteria Cottage, 
Offchurch, Warwickshire.

Last week it was a cat in thatch - 
this week I am thinking 'peacock'.


These two homes are loaded with history and interesting design
and are Grade II listed.  Here is a bit of the official description:

Hall house, now house, with addition now forming separate house. Probably late
C15 hall house, floored C17, with C17 addition forming cross-wing to rear right.
False large timber-framing with rendered panels, over original large framing;
cedar shingle roof; brick lateral stacks to rear. Hall house plan, now floored.
2-storey, 2-bay,2-window range. C20 door to C20 porch at left. Irregular
fenestration of C20 casements. Interior: concave-moulded spine beam with
roll-moulding to dining room at ground floor right. Winder staircase from ground
to first floors. Queen-post roof with wattle-and-daub infill between original
hall and right bay. C17 cross-wing to right rear. Large timber-framing with
rendered infill; thatch roof; brick ridge stacks to left and right of centre.
Single storey and attic; 2-bay range. C20 plank door to left of centre. Angled
bay window to centre. Swept dormer to centre

More about the village of Offchurch next Thursday.

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

N Is for Not

'Not' sure what this metal post is.  Any ideas?


It is along side a lake.


And my guess is that is pretty old.


I know there are some clever people out there
who might know the answer :).

Participating in ABC Wednesday

Monday, 14 April 2014

Fields of Rapeseed


These are two views as you drive into the village of Wappenbury,
Warwickshire (about 20 minutes from Coventry).


Nice day for a drive!



Friday, 11 April 2014

Hint Of Spring

Coventry Cathedral Ruins




Taken this week.  The clouds parted
to let in a little sunshine now and again.

Have a super weekend :).

Participating in Skywatch Friday