We love to bundle into the car and drive, seeing where the road takes us - that's the gypsy in us I guess :)
First, a walk around our favourite gardens, then with a take-away coffee in hand, we headed out, meandering along the many roads and lanes.
I enjoy all things quirky, funky, beautiful and unusual - and there are many places on our travels that reflect them. Here are some snapshots from our morning out and about...
From shimmery, sun-shiny, iridescent lime greens...
...to cool, damp, mossy, dark grotto and ponds just off the path, slightly hidden - almost unseen
The paths we walk are patterned with filigrees of dark and light
The roads we travel are lined with trees showing off their billowy bright new spring dresses...
... and tall, silent sentinels guarding the forests deep behind them
Frequent stops, present photo ops...
pretty lanterns light the way
and stunning views, to places far away
Little eateries, from funky to charming to freaky
gives a new meaning to wine and spirits on the menu!
Quaint little buildings that capture my eye
there's just something that I love about a red door
Then I spy,
There are churches of stone, nestled in peaceful surrounds,
did I mention I love red doors? :)
and some 'converted', amid lush wooded grounds
Blooms abound all around...
heady, intoxicating jasmine
charming Crepuscule roses
...and curly ferns unfurl
fine, fragile fronds
And ever always, a dear travelling companion is ready to head home when it's time to go
so, if I make with the puppy dog eyes, do I get a biscuit?
I hope you too enjoyed a sojourn around the mountain. There will be more roads to travel and sights to see... and, you're always welcome along.