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Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Picture- Perfect Country.

Heaven for photographers... this Country truly is!
We were headed to Hidcote Gardens yesterday morning, but after rain started to fall heavily (with wind at 50 mph)... we decided to just explore the surroundings! And we happened to bump into the perfect tiny, picture- perfect Cotswolds village... Mickleton.
I just wanted to stop and take a picture at every corner!


 Primroses, tulips, daffodils and spring flowers were everywhere!






I love everything with a dog theme...


Look who was peacefully sleeping by the window of a lovely cottage! :)




And while my hubby was busy with a business call, I found my way to the most quiet spot of the village... in total silence, under a pink cloud and with my feet over the soft moss, I was wondering who was resting in such a paradise... What about their lives, their struggles, their loves... were their hearts at peace now?




At home, a bunch of flowers from hubby was greeting me from the kitchen window...


Monica x

27 comments:

  1. oh such lovely photos, the flowers, the buildings, the pup in the window and the wattle fence, just perfection

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    1. Thanks for your always nice notes, Laurie! yes, perfection indeed... apart from the weather! :)

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  2. i am jealous... so wish i was there too! fabulous pics, love details... and pets too!

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    1. What about a chat over tea and cake in a lovely tearoom?:)

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  3. Wow, this village looks sooooo pretty! Is only lately that I heard about the Cotswolds, being from Italy I don't know much about English countryside.
    Thank you for the beautiful pics :)

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    1. It's really a wonderful area of outstanding natural beauty! And the buildings, history etc are worth the visit.Thanks for stopping by!

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  4. Great photos! The building in the first photo is beautiful! Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Every corner and building here oozes character and history, Glenda...

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  5. What a lovely place indeed. I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart for sharing your time allowing us to peacefully enjoy this journey with you. Your photographs capture the a beauty that is breathtaking. I want to be an Art Gypsy if there is such a person. If not I may just be the first.

    Thanks Again Monica
    XO

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    1. You're a darling! Many thanks for such a nice comment. Art Gipsy, it sounds interesting! :)

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  6. Gorgeous photos. Sweet husband. How I'd love to have tea with you in that little village.

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    1. The kettle is on and plenty of scones in the oven... :)

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  7. ...looks like you've captured the heart of this village Monica...super stunning photo's so clear & vibrant...sorry about our typical British weather but so pleased your enjoying this tiny island...Mel :)
    Flowers from hubby too...how romantic... :)

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    1. Oh Mel, thanks for your always kind notes! The weather is such a problem for us! :((( But it doesn't prevent from appreciating the beauty we see... I am glad I can share what I feel/see through my lens with you all!

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  8. I would be fascinated as you by this beautiful village!!!Your photos are fantastic!!!!

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    1. Thanks for your always nice comments!! I'm glad I discovered this gem of a village!

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  9. Beautiful photos Monica - this is truly some wonderful spots. Thanks for sharing

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  10. That's exactly what I dream : my ideal holiday.
    "When beauties of nature speak,take good notes."
    Good afternoon
    Franca

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    1. Wonderful quote, Franca!

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  11. This is one place on my "bucket list" to visit...hoping to next Spring/summer...your pictures are beautiful...enjoy your trip

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    1. Hope you'll make it to this beautiful place!

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  12. Honestly Monica, these photos are just terrific - it makes me feel like for a few moments while I drink my morning coffee, I am there. I can feel the sense of being removed from the world and in a cocoon of history, texture, quietness and self. So happy for you to experience it - it`s like a soul buffet!

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    1. You always say so beautifully what I do feel and can express only through my lens... Thank you!

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  13. Wonderful inspiration! I so love fence photos, something about them speaks to me on so many levels~ Childhood memories mainly!
    Thanks for sharing the beauty! Nature is one of my favorite muses :D

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    1. My Muse as well :))) I love painting/photographing fences... no idea why, because I've grown up without seeing a single one... but they inspire me! maybe they represent a sort of protection, don't you think?

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  14. Hi Monica,
    Ive just been enjoying your blog and a cup of coffee, your photos are so beautiful.. so sorry to hear about your husband, that must have been awful (and the plane :O ) the shops, the cottages, and the countryside... all to die for. Hope he is on the mend and everything is still on track :) The articles in Stampington are wonderful. xxx

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