Thursday, 11 February 2016

Thatched Roof Thursday #88 - Willey, Warwickshire

Little Orchard Cottage
Main Street

It has been a long while since I have added to my
collection of thatched roof cottages.
When I had first sight of this building today, I thought it
looked a little plain.  I couldn't see much of the roof from the car.

Driving back I noticed that amazing goat.  I was delighted.

This cottage is Grade II Listed -
circa 17th century with circa 19th century alterations.

The village of Willey about 30 minutes from Coventry.

PS.  Happy Birthday, Lisa

Wednesday, 10 February 2016

Spot The Airplane

Countryside Near Coventry
Last Sunday

We must go up and down this road at least
twice a week.  As we go over a gentle hill, 
we invariably comment on whether or not
the airplane is in that hangar.
It was :).

Not only that, the field was flooded 
and a swan was enjoying an afternoon swim too.

Tuesday, 9 February 2016

Winter Plumage

Coombe Country Park
Black-headed Gull

My first attempt at photographing
a moving object with a telephoto lens.
Need more practice :).

I believe these are photos of
Black-headed gulls in winter plumage.
If I got it wrong, please say so in 'Comments' below.

Better focus (below) but the gull is facing the wrong way.
All good fun!

Photos were taken Sunday.

Participating in Our World Tuesday 

Monday, 8 February 2016

Quiet Moment On The Lake

Coombe Country Park

These photos were taken a couple of weeks ago
when it was quite frosty out.  

Hope you are all set for a good week ahead!

Monday, 1 February 2016

This Way To Herons Café

Coombe Country Park
5 miles east of Coventry on the A427

Today is City Daily Photo Theme Day -
Scenes from Cafés or Coffee Houses

I have chosen a place we visit more than
once a week - located in beautiful Coombe Country Park.

From the car park you will see the Visitors Centre
(and, if you follow this blog, you'll recognise the
'oak tree' I photograph often on the left in the distance
in a Tree Series).

The entrance to Herons Café  is just inside the
Visitors Centre on your right (below).

We were there yesterday after a long walk around the park
in the rain. We always stop here for hot chocolate or coffee.
If you fancy something more substantial, you can choose from
a full menu.  Everyone is friendly and helpful too!

All warm now, so back to the car.
(That's my husband standing there with the red 'brolly'.)
You'll see Coombe Abbey Hotel
further down the drive...


PS.  If it had been a nicer day,
those tables and chairs (below) would be
outside.  Next time, I'm sure!

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