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Old 02-21-2009, 08:38 AM   #1
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Naunton and other places

Today I managed to get some quality time on the bike , and was blessed with cool but clear skies , and little traffic ................so I rolled out the Pathfinder, and set the controls for Naunton , a very picturesque little village nestling in the folds of the Windrush valley , basking in the winter sun , showing off all its finery , including a dovecote built in the 1600 's , and a fine church , as well as some lovely buildings lining the country lane that runs through the village ........

You will see from the photos two sundials on the church , one dated at 1748 , and inside it is lovely too .......

On the way back I took a long detour on the spur of the moment , to take in Snowshill , another lovely litte village , which was used for the wedding in Bridget Jones Diary a few years ago , and not forgetting the surrounding countryside as I also paused briefly at Guiting Power............ here's a few teaser photos .........

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Naunton .........



Soft reflection of the stained glass window on the wooden floor in the church at Naunton




Also included are some nice cars , an MG from the 1960's parked up in Snowshill , an Austin as well - this belongs to the Postman in the village , and a modern Beemer in Upper Slaughter [ strangely , the owner had taped up the badges on this car ] .........

The gallery .........

http://steve1962.smugmug.com/gallery/7413713_owCzu

The highlight on the way home was the pheasant which flew out from the woods to my left , and then flew just in front of the bike straight down the road just in front of the screen for 250 yards before careering off to the left , narrowly avoiding a head on crash with a big tree !!


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Old 02-21-2009, 09:34 AM   #2
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Looks good.. thanks for another Pathfinder report and the link to your pics Slowly but surely we are getting to see your part of England!
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Old 02-21-2009, 10:23 AM   #3
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Exquisite photos, Steve! We're selfishly glad you have a bike again, as it allows us the opportunity to enjoy your rides and photos.
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Old 02-21-2009, 12:10 PM   #4
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Exquisite photos, Steve! We're selfishly glad you have a bike again, as it allows us the opportunity to enjoy your rides and photos.
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Just thought I'd share this as well ...........

.........I was also most moved by this inscription I found inside the church at Naunton , in memory of a little girl ....



Elizabeth , aged 5 years and 12 months

June 25th 1831

Her little engaging ways
Rememberance oft with sorrow brings to mind
While from mine eyes , the gushing tear betrays
How oft her image round my heart is twin'd .

Took a moment to reflect after reading this .

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