These images were taken last year on a warm and sunny September day when we were travelling in the West Midlands. I had no idea then that I would be living not so far away. It was an idea and perhaps a possibility, but nothing more. We stayed in a beautiful old house which I would like to call a cottage, but it was attached to a larger house of which the oldest part dates back to 1350 (I shared images from the courtyard). It was located east of a small town in Warwickshire called Coleshill, east of Birmingham. The countryside was simply stunning and inspiring.
I remember going for a walk with my son on a narrow road, sometimes being surrounded by trees and having no view at all. Then in between we were able to see the entire countryside and Coleshill in the distance (the church tower in the second photo was our viewpoint). I remember the busy farm life all around, the quietness and peacefulness.
I cannot wait for spring to arrive. It's my plan to take many walks like that to get to know my area a little better. When I look at the map the destinations are endless - beautiful English countryside all around.