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High flying

Stanway House fountainI 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.

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