Long Wittenham

I mentioned that I spent Monday in a lovely little village called Long Wittenham, and I thought I’d share some of my photos from the day. I chose the village more or less at random – I wanted it to be within an hour’s drive, and somewhere along the river. I mosied (moseyed?) off on my own, because every now and then I need to get back to the countryside. I’d hoped to read a book there, but it was spotting with rain the whole time – not enough to be unpleasant, but enough to make reading rather hazardous. So I took pictures instead… at least until my camera battery died. Oh, and as I mentioned the other day, the zoomy bit of my camera has just started working again, so indulge me in close-ups of flowers that could have been anywhere…












11 thoughts on “Long Wittenham

  • June 10, 2010 at 1:39 am
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    I like even the sound of the village you visited! and the lavender looks so gorgeous.

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  • June 10, 2010 at 11:50 am
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    Looks very nice, thanks for sharing your photos. Just wish my garden looked like that!

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  • June 10, 2010 at 1:42 pm
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    The pictures are wonderful! Thanks so much for sharing them. Just one question (with the caveat that I am, alas, from birth a "city-slicker," and openly acknowledging my ignorance) what is the function of that curved-in fence?

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  • June 11, 2010 at 6:43 am
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    I can never resist taking the flower photos either! What a lovely little place.

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  • June 11, 2010 at 9:48 am
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    How lovely! Really appreciating the lush green meadowy pictures on this drizzly day.

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  • June 14, 2010 at 10:01 am
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    Daniel – they're the best, aren't they? I love going on little trips with my friend, but sometimes going solo is also fun.

    Mystica – English village names can be wonderful! My housemate and I take trips to ones with silly names… Kingston Bagpuize; Horton-cum-Studley; Brightwell-cum-Sotwell; Thrupp…

    Cornflower – I know! When lavender comes out properly and thickly, it is so beautiful

    Booksman – don't we all?!

    Susan – it's a 'kissing gate'(!) It's basically a gate, but opens without letting livestock through (or, in this case, probably aimed at bicycles) You go in, and are supposed to kiss the person coming through behind you…(!)

    Hannah – thanks! You can't even tell that it was starting to rain ;-)

    ABS – it was great fun!

    Kristen – glad I'm not alone :)

    Polly – It made me want to move to the countryside…

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  • June 17, 2010 at 10:52 pm
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    Lovely photos – thanks for sharing. Even the flowers that could be anywhere… I take pictures like that too because I love the simple beauties.

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