It occurred to me as I walked around the village last week that I had very few images of my home village itself, which is surprising considering that I’ve lived here for more than 25 years. I do have lots of local images, but they are mostly taken just outside the village and mostly rural fields under various weather conditions, whether it be sunrise, sunset or snow. Admittedly, I do live in a very small village which has no more than 220 houses at the most and a population of about 500. So this weekend I went out with my camera again.
The weather since my last walk round the village had been fairly dreadful, with heavy rain and high winds which had stripped most of the leaves from the trees so I was quite pleased to see this shrub in the High Street.
The High Street itself has views over the surrounding countryside and, when walking down the street, you are often rewarded by a quick view over the fields to the local National Trust property, Canons Ashby House which I visit frequently. This image also shows a friends’ horse, and I thought his coat contrasted nicely with the autumnal shades.
At the far end of the High Street is the Village Green, which the Parish Council are in the process of trying to register in their name to protect it from development.
Leaving the Village Green, you are almost out of the village – this is a view of one of the main roads, and I liked the contrast between the autumn colours of the trees and the ironstone brickwork of the house on the left.