I've been in love with the English countryside since I can remember. I've fallen under her spell many years ago, when I still was little, and used to devour books by the Brönte sisters and Jane Austen... I simply loved the romantic and magical atmosphere described among the pages. Many moons have passed, but I still have those books on hand to re-read from time to time, and I'm still deeply charmed by the feelings that this magical place inspires.
Living a country life like this is totally new to me- I've lived in the italian countryside before (after I have spent most of my life in a chaotic, suffocating, urban environment), but since I moved to the Cotswolds, I have realized how different this Country is! This amazing part of England is much more rural outside of the town's skirts than I was used to, incredibly rich in flora and fauna, SO green, fascinating, dotted in centuries- old buildings and amazing gardens, glorious in its colors and textures. England definitely is heaven for artists and photographers... well, looks like I'm in the right place! ;)
I don't have words enough to describe what I do feel when I'm here. I'm totally inspired even by the simplest of things!
I will keep notes of my discoveries and things that make me happy here on my blog, in a sort of diary, for all of you to partake of.
As for now, I'm leaving you some shots taken over the past month. Hope they'll make your heart sing!
|I find many feathers here, and pick them all.|
As for now I use them in my decor and flower arrangements, but I was thinking to maybe make a wreath?
|A goose egg. Delicious! My hubby is crazy for them. It's the size of about 2 normal eggs.|
|Finds during my walks.|
|Trying different kind of seeds for our wild friends.|
|Sheep and lambs are everywhere now!|
|I'm in love with my polka dot wellies (Wellington boots)!|
They're an absolute necessity when you live in the English countryside!
|Finding Lunaria annua |
(or Honesty or Money plant or Silver dollars, biannual that produces
round, translucent seeds, similar to coins- hence the name).
|Wild cyclamen in bloom!|
|These charming thatched cottages are everywhere! Oooh yes, I mean that! :)|