We were passing through a village, and I suddenly realised the houses in the village were having garage sales. Well all the smaller houses were, but this larger house was having, a many table top sale. I like the way the hopeful buyers are all doing something different.
I just love the plait over the horses eye, not that I saw it when I was taking the photo. They were coming up to a road junction, which we were passing, and I just aimed the camera, hoping I got the horse…….and I did.
We tried to go for a walk today…. so did everyone else, we could not park here at Brancaster on the North Norfolk coast, it was complete chaos, I have never seen so many cars trying to park. We gave up and drove further on, but more inland. We normally try to keep away in the school holiday season, but thought, maybe, as it was the last week of the school summer holidays, it might be quiet……no way. In the winter or early spring is the best time for us to visit, less people around. So as we were unable to park, I found these photos that I took in late February of this year 2016, when it was nice and empty :)
London in the rain, March 2016. The Fens, August 2016 and more rain, tonight we had a down pour that within minutes flooded the front garden, now, you would be hard put to believe the we had any rain at all, hot and humid again, maybe a little fresher🙂
While on the Isle of Tiree, off the west coast of Scotland, I took many photos of the different dwellings on the island. These are the roofs on the ‘blackhouses’ that have been restored with felt and then sealed, they would have been thatched when first built. In yesterdays post, I showed you some that were in the process of being renovated, but these cottages have been finished for a while. To me they look like the hulls of upturned boats, maybe thats what the ‘blackhouses’ were based on many years ago. As the Island is four hours sailing to the nearest port of Oban, I should think it is cheaper and quicker to re-roof with felt, then buying slates and I should think re-thatching would be an astromical price. I must admit that I have not seen this process of roofing any of the other Islands, there could be, but not that I have noticed and first, it looked a little strange. But now I can see that it makes quite a lot of sense, especially with the high winds that encroach on the island, the roofs are tightly seal against the weather, well thats my thoughts on the subject……most probably totally incorrect…..but it does make sense🙂