It’s been a lovely autumn here in the Cotswolds. Our beech woods are still looking rather splendid, particularly on a sunny day. Amberley is adjacent to Minchinhampton Common on the top of the hills. Just below the common, running round like a monk’s tonsure, are the beech woods, full of bluebells and wild garlic in spring.
There are woods just below the cottages for energetic and dog friendly walks.
The good citizens of Nailsworth, our small but thriving local town, knitted 7000 poppies which were wrapped round the clock, which is itself a memorial, to make a stunning focal point for the town. Poppies were liberally applied to any other suitable surface, including the adjacent tree.
Behind the tree is Hobbs House Bakery, our excellent local bakery and cafe.
All the cattle have been taken in by the graziers now but the group of horses together with Alfie the donkey are due to be out in the daytime all winter. Here they are beside the reservoir.
The cows will be out again on 13th May which is marking day.