Wednesday, 5 December 2012

Watery Lane

Looking West - deep and fast flowing water in winter sun
When I visited St. Leonard's church in Bulford at the weekend I wandered around the old part of the village.  The old village is centred on a splay of chalk streams which run either side of the church. Ancient houses appear among the trees, clustered around the church and nourished by the waters.  In the year 2001 some were flooded, particularly the ones along Watery Lane.  
I wonder how many times this has happened over the centuries.  The name is a bit of a clue.
Looking East - sun at my back
Shallow and serene - clear as glass