This is the second part in my series highlighting the visit of my sister and brother-in-law to the UK. Upon our arrival at Elm Cottage, we treated them to another fine British tradition – the summer barbecue, in which the food is cooked outside but can’t possibly be consumed outside because it’s 1) raining, 2) windy, 3) freezing, or 4) all of the above.
Nevermind, while the cooking was underway, I kept myself warm by walking about the cottage and snapping pix.
After our meal, we were ready to stretch our legs, and the four of us headed out for a meander while my in-laws (such kind souls) did the washing up (read: washed the dishes).
and The Hound of the Baskervilles.
Nevertheless, there were no sightings of Heathcliff, or a hound, or a car. Good thing, too, since the roads did not get any wider in the village!
Instead, we got some of the classics: drooping tree branches coated with moss, sheep that are at once skittish and curious, and a plethora of plants making their residence on cottages and the ubiquitous dry stone walls. And this was just the start of our Yorkshire adventure. (A relieved note of gratitude to Spousal Unit for his driving - not only was he maneuvering through the narrow lanes, he did it in a manual car!)
Linking to Our World Tuesday