I’ve had a busy day today, with lots of work and travel. I drove to Blandford Forum this morning to conduct a recorder group and then travelled on to Kings Stanley in Gloucestershire this evening, ready for a concert at the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust at Slimbridge tomorrow. It occurred to me during my journey this evening that I have travelled through six different counties today – West Sussex, Hampshire, Dorset, Wiltshire, Somerset and Gloucestershire – all in the course of about 160 miles!
During my drive this evening I stopped a couple of times to take photos for my blog and these three are my favourites. The first one is of the rather fine ironwork on the font of St. Mary’s Church, Compton Abbas. It’s a beautifully well maintained church, built in 1868. I bumped into one of the bell ringers while I was there and he told me it’s a well loved church, although it has a tiny congregation and shares a vicar with eight other churches.
The remaining shots were taken later in the journey, in Wiltshire, I think. I noticed these folds in the landscape and spotted a lay-by opposite where I could stop to take photos. I was taken by the bright greens and yellows of the fields, contrasting with the gathering clouds above. When I returned to my car I thought it also looked rather good against the threatening sky so I grabbed this final shot as a memento of my journey.