Friday, March 07, 2014

Stonewalling

Musing about back yards and fences for this week's Sepia Saturday, or preferably low stone walls, probably of the type that Eddie Izzard is well acquainted with.

Here are some shots from Oakworth, Yorkshire, in 2005, where I was staying with my young son and his friend. We were in a lovely place currently called Bottoms Farm Cottages, though they were only just refurbishing the present cottages when we were there - we stayed in a farmhouse nearby, which was at that time the only Bottom Cottage. Here's a link to brief blog entry at the time.
View from the front door

The footpath to town

Woolen mill workers' residences, methinks

Nick and the house horse

Cheese

11 comments:

La Nightingail said...

Delightful pictures. It doesn't look like too many folks walked to town? The shrubbery growing round those windows looks like a giant owl. Love the handsome (or pretty?) horse!

Sharon said...

I like puzzles and jigsaws but could you imagine building those brick fences????

They were certainly well built though as they stood the test of time!

An so much personality!

Mike Brubaker said...

It looks like a great place for a holiday - in the dry season. But what is a "house horse"? Is it like a house cat that curls up in front of the fire?

Karen S. said...

What lovely photos, and pretty landscaping, but the horse is my favorite. What a beauty!

Jo Featherston said...

I love those very English dry stone walls! Actually you can learn how to do dry stone walling here too, there are courses that show people how to do it. Wonderful photograph of the horse!

Kristin said...

Looks like a beautiful place to spend some time, house horse and all.

Brett Payne said...

Eddie's quite right about the series of small walls on programmes such as Time Team, but I enjoy them anyway.

Joan said...

My photos never look like yours -- ready to hang in a gallery - very nice.

BTW I once had a house horse -- she always hung around the back door and would come into the porch if we weren't careful to shut the door. I loved her dearly.

Jackie van Bergen said...

Ooh if we had long grass along fences like those, there'd be snakes for sure!

Postcardy said...

I love the "Cheese" horse photo. Everything looks so much older in black and white!

boundforoz said...

A lovely surprise. I hadn't thought of dry stone walls. They are just beautiful and such a skilled job to make well.