It's about 7.30 am; it's cool, there's a cloudless sky, and a thin mist is hanging low over the surrounding farmland. But the sun is there, and it creates it's own special magic as I take Monty out for his first short 'emptying' walk of the day.
We take one of about 5 regular morning routes; today's takes us past this old stone roofed bread oven, and into a small sloping paddock, where there's a line of about 8 pear trees (Monty loves pears, but there's none left there now).
This small traditional door is at the back of the old barn on the extreme left of the bread oven photo above. I've never seen it used; maybe it never is, or has been. The owners are hardly ever there anyway.
Now down into an empty, even more sloping, field where, in this light, even this ruin takes on a fairy-tale look. 40 years ago I knew this house, and adjacent barn, when it was still a viable home, but the owner prefers to let it to fall down.
Just as this smaller outbuilding already has done. I remember it when they still kept farm machinery in it; Monty can't resist poking his nose around. Like owner; like dog!
Lady Magnon is away in Blighty for a couple of weeks; so this is also to confirm that her precious baby, Monty, is still alive and well..... aren't you Monty. Woof!
I'm also away, but I shall return from The Willow Manor Ball tomorrow.
Great photos - I love snooping round these old stone buildings, ruined or otherwise. Have you had any rain yet?ReplyDelete
Nope! I've now reverted to using the sprinkler.ReplyDelete
I misread the title as " Annual Morning Walk". Beautiful photos. I miss France and our own ruin. Due to circumstances, a visit there has turned into an annual one instead of monthly. Sigh.ReplyDelete
Beautiful. I wish my friend Sherry Blue Sky can see this. She is missing summer...I'll send her the link!ReplyDelete
I yearn to go to France. Practising my parlez francais just in case...
Beautiful photo's. It's much better now to view them close up on a slideshow.ReplyDelete
wonderful walk, just tantalisingly calling me to make that trip again to France....thankyou!ReplyDelete
Sad when things are left to fall down.ReplyDelete
Wonderful photos. I am always alittle sad when I see buildings that are left to degrade. I often wonder who built it and who lived there and what kind of life was experienced in the structure.ReplyDelete
Stunning and magical photos of your beautiful homeland. Thank you for sharing.ReplyDelete
It is so very sad to see beautiful buildings and other useful building fall into ruin. We have that here in Nebraska, historical buildings from the west, falling into oblivion and only memories to ghosts from our western past here.
Enjoy your day, as I have enjoy your posting.
Oh they are great locations, Cro, and fab atmosphereic shots in the mist.ReplyDelete
I half expect to see Harvey Keitel loom around the corner with duelling pistol in his hand...
I was in that film too; or did you already know that!ReplyDelete
What delightful pictures. There would be no rest in my bottom until I thoroughly explored that abandoned house.ReplyDelete
What a shame that house was left to go into disrepair - it's a lovely old building as is the barn. I bet Monty loves his early morning walksReplyDelete
Cro, those great shots make me want to dress as a faerie and move into the old ruin. Would you mind a new neighbor ? I'll make you and Mrs lots of soap if you'll introduce me to the village.ReplyDelete