A Walk Down Sandy Lane

Oxfordshire Footpath

Oxfordshire Way Footpath

I recently stayed at a lovely conference center not too far from Oxford, and I’m told that it has a nice gym.  But who needs a treadmill with beautiful countryside just outside the door?  Each day I’d choose a destination and trek the nearby country lane to the bus stop about a mile away.  The sun was shining, the weather was fair, and during that walk I saw families of pheasants, old barns, ripe pumpkins, grazing sheep, bright red berries and boughs of ivy.

Take a walk with me in the English countryside on a beautiful autumn day.

The Path



Wabisabi Gate

Shady Lane Farm


Words Escape Me

laundry line


I feel like working in silence.

Kneading bread dough,

painting walls,

pulling weeds with the sunshine on my back.


Here are some images from a walk around the block in historic Richmond on a quiet afternoon.



Richmond oaks