Beautiful place and photos
From Taiwan best wishes 乾龍
Glad you like my image 乾龍! As always many thanks dear friend. Lesley
Oh my! Lesley, this is a wonderful thatched cottage. I just love it. To me this picture says 'England'. It has such nice depth and color. The daffodils along the road add such a nice touch to the shot. If I could get your permission, I would like to make an enlargement of this photo to hang on our living room wall. Please let me know. Warm wishes my friend, Mike.
Hi Mike, Of course I give you my permission. I am incredibly pleased that you should want to do that with it. The original was twice the size, but unfortunatey I have reduced it to half that, and saved it which is a pity.
When I see these cottages I think spiders and that terrifies me! They love these old places and throughout the months of September, October I would be a nervous wreck :-((
Best wishes across the pond, Lesley
Mike I thought you might be interested to know that the straw pheasant on the top of the roof is made by the thatcher as his individual "signature" Each thatcher has their own symbol. Lesley
Hi Lesley. Thank you so much for your permission to make an enlargment of the picture. Thanks also for the information about the "signature" of the thatcher. We have visited Victoria, British Columbia, Canada several times and they have a replica of a thatched house at the 'Old English Village'. But replicas are never the same as an original. As to the spiders you mentioned, I know that is how the origin of the canopy bed came about, to keep the spiders and other little critters, including mice, out of the beds. Thanks again for everything, Warm friendly wishes.
Dear Lesley, thank you so much for this wonderful photo of the skilfully thatched roof. I love it! Thanks also for the information about the bird on the roof, it just makes it complete to know this. I adore those old houses and I am glad they haven't roughcast the walls. I love to see the construction of the timberwork.
Once I fulfilled my dream to stay in a B&B thatched roof cottage in Devon. It was in April many years ago and the house hasn't been lived in and heated all winter. The damp cold sat in the walls and in the bedding. I shivered all night and was so glad to leave in the morning. So I think, I'd better stay once again in a heated cottage, so that I won't associate it anymore with that uncomfortable memory. ;) I wouldn't mind the spiders. No, seriously, I simply love those hamlets with such cottages. Maybe because they remind us of some children books.
I'd like to drive to England with my own car - if there wasn't twice the long way Switzerland - Dover.
I nearly forgot, of course a YS and a Best of for this photo, Lesley!
Best wishes, May
Fantastic photo Lesley. Greetings John.
John you're saying just the right things my friend!! Thank you so much,
Very best wishes, Lesley
Beautiful cottage Lesley, & garden to match. Very interesting to know they have their own signatures to there handiwork. I didn't see the pheasant until you mentioned it.Great photo B.O....LOZ
Dear Loz, So many hugs for the BO and for another visit.
People don't always want the 'signature' on top of their homes and therefore you don't always see them, but I like the idea. Very country style. Have you noticed the antlers above the door? I found this an attractive addition.
Best wishes, Lesley
A very nice place with beautiful garden.
All the best from Iran,
I'm glad you liked it Mahdi. Thank you!
Friendly greetings to Iran from England ;-))
Very nice capture!!!
You are very kind Sonja and I am very appreciative. :-))
Kindest regards, Lesley
Wow! Simply stunning house. That's what i loved about your country, so many places steeped in history and architecture like this. Thanks for sharing.. Ivan
Ivan and L.m.r.n.g,
Thank you both for giving some time to browse this image. Even though there are many of them still remaining around the country, I am probably just as much taken with them as you are! It's always a case of "stop the car I've got to get a photograph of that". They just have that affect upon you. :-)
Very best wishes to both of you, and thank you for your kind comments, Lesley
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Photo taken in Checkley cum Wrinehill, UK
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