Plus there were pheasants all over the road, and to say they're a bird of very little brains is an understatement! We had to crawl along to keep from running them over, others weren't so kind or careful and the roads were littered with pheasant carcus's, the scavengers were having a field day.
That aside, the setting was beautiful, our cottage tiny, the owners very helpful and the weather, other than some wind from Hurricane Katia and one morning of rain, absolutely beautiful. I wore a jacket one day and that was because of the rain, it wasn't cold. And after the summer we've had here the air just felt wonderful. The whole property, known as Lower Mill, dates from the early 1800's and Mayfly cottage use to be the horse's stable. The Mill itself was a sawmill. Built of golden Cotswold stone the buildings glowed.
|Lower Mill the Owner's Home|
The flash wiped my paintings out a bit, but it shows how I spent part of my time, water color painting.