Tuesday, 6 January 2015

Up North

The demands of Christmas and some stinking hot weather have rather clips my photographic wings in the last few weeks.  As a result I have dived back into the archives……

These are a couple of images for around Housesteads - which is the most complete Roman fort in England.  Housesteads was a fort of Hadrian's Wall, and even through the place is now set up for tourists with all the mod-cons it is hard to imagine what is must have been like to be garrisoned there.  Summer adds an easy edge to the views, but winter must have been bleak.

At some date I may post a few images of the fort, but for today I will go with something a little more pastoral; classic Northern English landscape - sheep, drystone walls, a small, long-tended landscape.

You do not have to be a mind reader to work out that I miss places like this.



You can find more shots from around the world at Our World Tuesday.  SM

26 comments:

Lea said...

Beautiful!
Have a wonderful week!
Lea

Margaret Adamson said...

Yes I can understand in the heat that you get and the grass turning brown, you do miss seeing the green of the UK

Irma said...

Beautiful scenery, Stewart.
Also good with the sheep.
Best regards, Irma
PS, I link to you blog, on the right side of my blog !!!

ladyfi said...

What wonderful scenery!

Mary Hone said...

That looks beautiful, and what a lovely green landscape.

Fun60 said...

These scenes just scream peace and tranquillity at me. Much as I love London I have to escape to the country every now and again.

Sylvia K said...

Wonderful, peaceful looking scenes, Stewart!! Hope your new year is off to a great start!! Enjoy!

TexWisGirl said...

that second shot is spectacular! i'd miss those places, too!

eileeninmd said...

Beautiful landscapes, Stewart! I love seeing all the sheep and the green hills.. Have a happy day and week ahead!

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

...but think how much you've seen, by leaving home. Home will always be there.

-the fillosofer

bas said...

Geweldig mooi Stewart

Ana Mínguez Corella said...

Fantastic pictures .. Happy New Year ..

Linda W. said...

Beautiful scenery! Makes me want to plan a trip "across the pond."

Revrunner said...

Almost even makes a Yankee homesick. :-)

carol l mckenna said...

Beautiful photography of a beautiful place ~ can see why you miss it ~

Happy New Year to you,
artmusedog and carol

Felicia said...

oooo love the sweeping views and the sheep in the pasture.

Valerie said...

Yes, glorious, peaceful images Stewart - far from the maddening crowd! Happy new year to you.

Amy Franks said...

awesome! love reading about history

maryaustria said...

A wonderful scenery! Great!

Janice Adcock said...

Nice for a stroll in cooler weather.

Bethany Carson said...

Awesome shots!

Montanagirl said...

I can see why you miss it! It's so beautiful, and restful looking!

Marie said...

Stunning photos! Yes, I see why you miss it. So beautiful, and peaceful...a timeless place really.

Gale said...

I can see why you'ld miss that.

Powell River Books said...

Looks like good grazing for all those sheep. - Margy

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Oh lovely memories! Perhaps when you get as old as I am you can spend summers there again. You would be a reverse snowbird. (People who live in Arizona used to call themselves that when they would spend summers on the Oregon coast, instead of the opposite way Oregonians do it.)