Before spring overwhelms us, I’m taking the opportunity to remember and embrace the beauty of this Cotswold winter. It wasn’t all darkness, after all. I posted a quick photo of Arlington Row a few weeks ago — here are some more, from a short walk around Bibury.
I imagine it has a completely different look in the spring and summer.
But I enjoyed the frosty charm of Arlington Row in January.
The ducks seem to like it, too.
The idea of fishing in a frozen January seems ludicrous, but I saw a large — HUGE — trout jumping in the stream.
Ahhhhhhhhh. I love strolling along the river Windrush as it runs through Bourton-on-the-Water. But the Coln running through Bibury is damn attractive.
A public walking path passes around Rack Island — where the weavers who used to live and work in these cottages laid out cloth to dry — and takes one back around to Arlington Row.