Arlington Row, Bibury

10 Feb

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.

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I imagine it has a completely different look in the spring and summer.

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But I enjoyed the frosty charm of Arlington Row in January.

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The ducks seem to like it, too.

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I’m so glad someone laid on a fire, so I could daydream about a cozy fire in a Cotswold cottage.IMG_3510

The ducks have a monopoly on riverside accommodations.IMG_3503

The idea of fishing in a frozen January seems ludicrous, but I saw a large — HUGE — trout jumping in the stream.

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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.

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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.

IMG_3531Sigh of loveliness.

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6 Responses to “Arlington Row, Bibury”

  1. thebookgator February 11, 2013 at 4:38 pm #

    I love your photo-essays!

  2. satnavandcider February 11, 2013 at 9:39 pm #

    Beautiful! It makes me want some more frost or snow before this winter ends (but only long enough to take some photos, then to melt promptly so as not to interfere with rubbish collection. 😉 )

    • Monique February 17, 2013 at 10:42 am #

      I’d be happy to take a pass until next winter. Bring on the daffodils!

      • satnavandcider February 17, 2013 at 9:24 pm #

        There are full fields of them right now in Southern Cornwall. The good weather and spring blooms must be coming our way!

  3. Selena February 15, 2013 at 8:58 am #

    I’m so jealous of all of the UK exploring you’ve done. I’m adding all of these places to my list. I need to get outside of London soon. I miss the countryside. Wonderful pictures! Thanks for taking us along.
    xoxo
    Selena

    • Monique February 17, 2013 at 10:46 am #

      lol and I envy your embrace of London! So much to do and see in this country. Thanks for commenting! 🙂

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