A day trip to the countryside

Newton Park visit, September 2015

I’m not romantic about the countryside but when the sun is shining, it is so darned pretty.  I’m sure its Nature’s way of making life mysterious and magical, distracting us from the darkness in all our lives.  As I live in the land of boxes and buildings, people and noise, a day in the countryside reminds how quiet and still life can be outside a city.  The colours are soothing.  The shapes are higglety pigglety and not uniform. And bright sunlight makes it all look beautiful.

Two weeks ago, I was on a day trip to the West Country, just outside Bath.  The land there is voluptuous, complete with rolling hillsides and majestic trees.  I didn’t have much time to stop and stare.  But I did try to.  And these are my shots from that day.

 

Newton Park, Bath and North East Somerset, UK

 

Newton Park, Bath and North East Somerset, UK

 

Newton Park, Bath and North East Somerset, UK

 

Newton Park, Bath and North East Somerset, UK

 

There were cattle grids all the way up this path.  But I didn’t spot any cows lower down.

 

Newton Park, Bath and North East Somerset, UK

 

Newton Park, Bath and North East Somerset, UK

 

And when I finally spotted the cattle, it must have been lunch time because they were all grazing, intensely.

 

Newton Park, Bath and North East Somerset, UK

 

I’ll leave you with my signature sunshine selfie.

 

Newton Park, Bath and North East Somerset, UK

 

These pictures were taken from the main path on the walk from the entrance to Newton Park, St Loe, which is four miles outside the City of Bath.

The bright, direct, afternoon sunlight took no prisoners. But I like the strong colours that it produced. One day I’ll have to go off to experiment with landscape photography in more depth.

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