|"And that sweet city with her dreaming spires,|
She needs not June for beauty's heightening."
~ Matthew Arnold
As beautiful as the 'dreaming spires' of Oxford are, I often long for the countryside.
|Eastern Washington skyline|
|The foothills and valleys of Eastern Washington|
|Oxfordshire, May 2013|
|The brook that gives Swinbrook it's name.|
As we left Asthall Leigh, we stopped by the side of the road to say hello to some lambs. Lambs really do 'frolic', so we just had to stop and watch. It was a magically quiet evening as we watched them hop and skip about, and all seemed well with the world, surrounded by a quiet, spring countryside.
|Swinbrook, Oxfordshire, May 2013|
|The phone box in Swinbrook, enveloped in Queen Anne's Lace.|
|St. Mary's Church yard|
"Each thing is of like form from everlasting
and comes round again in it's cycle."
~ Marcus Aurelius
|The Maytime, Asthall Leigh|