Friday, August 27, 2010

Shadow Shot Sunday 67 - Painswick, Cotswolds



















Whenever I am back in England for the summer, I always seem to succumb and feel the need to track down a notion of "Quintessential England" be it spending a lot of time in country churchyards, visiting Stately Homes, seeking out afternoon cream teas, reading the sunday newspapers, listening to Desert Island discs on Radio 4, taking long riverside walks, whiling away long afternoons in beautiful gardens - one always seems to recognise and hanker for the extreme representations of one's home country when living overseas. Anyway the fruit of this sentiment happens to be this photograph of a receding row of stately yew trees in the very beautiful churchyard of Painswick, in the Cotswolds. For more shadow shots check out Shadow Shot Sunday by clicking here.

23 comments:

Shirley Dockerill said...

Exactly. You sound like me - you sort of long for the best bits and manage to forget the reasons you left in the first place!

Tom Hilton said...

I know what you mean...when I came back from 7 months in Mexico and Central America, I sought out everything that was quintessentially (North) American. Which, IIRC, included burgers and shopping malls...so, maybe a little different. ;-)

I really like this shot--lovely composition and framing.

Sylvia K said...

What a beautiful place! And what a superb shadow shot for the day! Sounds as though you had a great visit back home! Enjoy your weekend, Catherine!

Sylvia

frayedattheedge said...

This is a lovely shadow shot - and you definitely picked all the best things to do!!

...louciao... said...

Sounds like just the sort of things I'd love to do as a tourist. It's refreshing to be a tourist in one's own town (or country). You don't know what you've got till you're gone away.

blogitse said...

I know too :)
I buy bacon, salty liquorice - a lot!
Great shadow shot...Have a great weekend!

Ralph said...

I feel like I am seeing (my American iteration of) a manicured English garden, with its beauty and shadows showing us the bounds of a path into the woods. A beautiful and peaceful view...

rickismom said...

Truely nice!

chubskulit said...

Such gorgeous walkway!

Shadow Shot Sunday Post Have a great weekend!

Sarah said...

That's interesting. I have never lived abroad but can imagine what you mean. I love your photo!

Beverley Baird said...

What a lovely shadow! Certainly different from the ones from Mexico! Hope you are having a wonderful time!

jeff campbell said...

Such an 'architectural' feel, yet created by nature...very nice...Peace

Sylvia K said...

Catherine, what I use for the collage is a part of Picasa, a Google program where I keep all my photos. You can download it for free and you can edit your photos, email them or create a collage and it's really quite simple -- otherwise I wouldn't be able to do it probably. I've only been into photography for a couple of years now -- since I began blogging.

Hope you can check it out, it is fun!

Sylvia

Limar said...

Beautiful! :)

Hey Harriet said...

Oh wow! I'd love to go skipping down that path. I love your shadow shot from last week as well! Have a great week :)

Arija said...

Love your optical illusion of a path that looks like a staircase.

Paula Scott said...

I think our sense of appreciation for our home grows each time we leave it and return. Unless, of course, one hated it from the get go, then there's no helping them!
Lovely row of yews. I always wished I had some stately yews growing here but I think we are too much of a desert climate.

A Cuban In London said...

I fully understand where you're coming from. And Britain has no shortage of such images. Marvellous. Many thanks.

Catherine said...

sylvia - thanks for the info re collages - much appreciated

Catherine said...

hi everyone - thanks so much for all your comments this week - much appreciated...

Sweet Repose said...

I would love to take a stroll in merry old England, has always been a dream of mine...perhaps some day!

The Summer Kitchen Girls said...

what a great shot...love the thought of strolling around shadowed paths like this!

Gerald (Hyde DP) said...

A lovely shot - not sure if I've ever been to Painswick or not - a long time ago if I have.