Saturday, 10 December 2011

Saturdays stroll........................................... around the village of Norley

After the strong winds and rain of the past few days it was nice to have a bright (but cold) Saturday for a walk... I decided to have a stroll around the village of Norley as it's only five miles from home.

A few views of the countryside around the village.




I parked next to the Tigers Head pub in the village.... and yes this is December and winter in England.
The tree is an evergreen Australian Oak according to the pub menu I read a few years ago.
I often bring friends here during the winter months... and nobody notices until I point it out.

 This outbuilding is also home to the village notice board, public telephone (a rare sight these days) and post box...
The post office used to be across the road but closed a few years ago.

...and this lovely old sign.

A lovely Saturday morning especially after all the bad weather this past week.
Fingers crossed for more of the same tomorrow.

24 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

what a cool little place! pub, post office, etc. :) the skies still look a bit murky there. :)

ADRIAN said...

Tigers Head.... Is worth a visit? I like the single tree.

LindyLouMac in Italy said...

You have had a brighter Saturday than us, it has been very dark and stormy looking with heavy showers during the day here!

Magia da Inês said...

♥✿⊱╮
º°♥❤ Olá, amigo!
❤ Gostei muito das paisagens..
Bom fim de semana!
Beijinhos.
Brasil ♥✿⊱╮
º°♥❤ ❤

grammie g said...

HI Andrew...I hate to see the tree become bare, and then I notice how much character they have like the ones here in your photo's...lovely !!
The Oak is very interesting ..never heard of them..that must seem odd!!
Love the vintage sign ..no to many like that in place most have been either destroyed or are sold to collectors as memorabilla!!
Hope you have a nice day tomorrow
Grace xo

Bob Bushell said...

The Oak tree is quite amazing, how did the Australians get some sticky stuff to make the leaves on?

Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

I would enjoy stopping in at that pub for a pint...but not during the winter. For now I'll be just fine with a spot of tea.

Dianne said...

It's good to glimpse a little sunlight even though it's winter and even better to see one of our trees in front of an English Pub!

floweringmama said...

Love the pub, but there is something amazing about that last picture. It is just beautiful!!

John Gray said...

yes the tree is magnificent!

Carole Meisenhelter said...

lovely and green/flat, easy walking territory by the looks. No wonder you enjoyed the walk in nicer weather. I love watching Escape to the Country (UK), maybe written this before; to soak up the landscapes and villages (with pubs). The bare trees make lovely silhouettes; great photos Andrew.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Lovely Saturday ramble -- this looks as if it could be out of one of the old books set in English villages == I still like to read them.

Chatty Crone said...

What a cool place and where is the snow? sandie

Barb said...

Your 'winter' is so green! it's like our spring :)

Arija said...

Beautiful landscapes Andrew but what the pub says is an Australian oak seems to be anything but. The leaves look lice a eucalypt but the growth habit and stem look nothing like Eucalyptus obliqua. One would need photos to scale of leaves, buds, flowers and seed pods as well as bark to identify it properly. There are over 900 species of eucalyptus so it is quite a task.

Phil said...

Fingers didn't work Andrew, Its p#@ing down again

Azahari Reyes @ Jason a.k.a horukuru said...

Wow nice !

Hilke Breder said...

I enjoyed the stroll, Andrew. Made me feel right at home.

Jim said...

I wonder if that Australian Oak would survive a Nova Scotia winter? So cool that it keeps it's leaves!
That little pub is something else! What a quaint place.

The Glebe Blog said...

Great pictures Andrew,you do live in a nice part of the world.While serving with the Lancs Fusiliers I got round the area quite a bit.Was there once a TA barracks at Tarporley ?

Marias Teater said...

Many lovely photos of trees, Andrew.

Pantherka said...

Beautiful scenery and certainly a beautiful trip.

JM said...

I just love the views on top. Wonderful shots.

Rambling Woods said...

Love the views....Michelle