I haven’t posted for the past few days because I’ve been out and about doing, visiting etc. One of the places I visited was Stanway House in Gloucestershire – a beautiful old house and garden, with wide lawns and a variety of magnificent trees.
The house is built of a kind of stone called guilting yellow. It really is yellow, so it looks as if the sun is shining there even when it isn’t. The gardens are simple and peaceful – a real retreat from busyness. The picture is of the highest gravity fed fountain in the world.
Around the house the air was full of swallows. I couldn’t possibly have photographed them, they move so fast, but the did help me form a haiku.
A patch of sky.
Across it, the swallow’s flight
leaves no contrail.