The great outdoors

Blog Every Day in November is a challenge hosted by Elizabeth of Rosalilium a lifestyle blog.  Today’s topic is the great outdoors.

I am very fortunate to be able to look out of the window and see a vista including sea, hills and a valley, sheep grazing and sometimes sheep dogs at work with them moving them from field to field or into a trailer.  Sometimes I can see sports of various kinds being played – golfers in the distance, footballers nearly as far away, rugby or cricket matches in progress, cross-country runners, long distance walkers, hang-gliders, horse-riders and cyclists.  I can see two schools, a nursery, roofs of some houses and of the church where the craft group meets, the church where I sing in the choir and its associated halls and vicarage.  And sometimes the visibility is so poor the view almost completely disappears!

Elizabeth has asked for pictures.

View of Scotland

View of Scotland

I have chosen one photograph taken on an outing in the summer. It is the view across the Solway to Scotland from a favourite place of ours. It was a particularly clear day. We took Mum as she had been there a long time before and suggested going again. We had been looking out for the Post Office as I had something to send abroad and needed a stamp. We did not see one anywhere. A passer-by asked us whether we were enjoying exploring the nooks and crannies of the place and someone had the presence of mind to ask her where the Post Office was. It was round a corner quite nearby, but we’d have missed it. Mum said the lady was “sent”. She was certainly friendly and helpful.