Photo-a-Day (Monday, 20th June, 2016)
We may live in an urban sprawl but within 5 minutes we all can be surrounded by open fields with sheep and cows.
"England's green and pleasant land....."
Are they the Pennines in the distance? What a great back-drop and I don't mean break-dancin!! :O)
What a lovely warm looking photo..lovely scenery and beautiful animals..thank you David.
Winter Hill in the background.
We have Suffolk lambs, and they're the cutest little things. - black faces and legs., they're a delight. Needless to say, we stopped eating lamb many years ago!
Lovely pastoral photograph David - thanks.
This scene reminds me so much of when I first came to Milton Keynes in 1984. There were not soo many houses then and a little church called St Giles (going back to possibly 1100's. It was surrounded by fields so congregation was very small so it only had a service alternative Sunday's from spring to Harvest and met in the evenings. When sitting there in the quiet of the evening with the church door open all we could here were the sheep, so peaceful - it felt like we had died and gone to heaven. Perfect
In April I went on a Job to Aberystwyth, West Wales. I've never seen so many sheep and lambs in all my life, a beautiful place. Nice shot David.
Winter Hill itself is probably off to the left of the photo. The hills, in general, are known as the West Pennine Moors, being separated from (and lower than) the main Pennine range by the Irwell Valley. My father used to describe the Winter Hill area as the foothills of the Pennines.
Garry and Neil
Thanks lads for your info.
Would anyone follow in Wainwrights footsteps and track across the Pennines? I wouldnt for sure..Maybe Mick would on his bike!! :O)
Beryl I once went to see a old friend in Milton Keynes ,didn't see many old churches fields or sheep just loads ,loads,loads of new houses roads and oh those traffic islands everywhere.
Pat,mc you got to have something with your mint sauce