Tuesday, 19 February 2013

Over our garden wall

Today was predicted to be cold, cloudy, and dull, but the weathermen got it wrong. As the three of us clambered over the stile it was just like a summers day - blue skies, sparkling sun and warm enough to be without a coat.
Whats is going on here? Its H and someone is filming him.
Off they go, I can't keep up with them.
A documentary maker was finalising his film by taking some outdoor shots of H in our Cotswold landscape. The film, is a private production, and to do with some work H is involved with.

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  1. Gorgeous pictures, Rosemary. I love views like that.

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    1. We are fortunate to have these views beside where we live.

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  2. Today was lovely, very cold but it feels great to look up and see a blue sky. I seem to recognize that landscape, is that Coombe Hill near Wotton-Under-Edge?

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    1. It was warm high up on our common, I was out with just a thin jacket. Not Coombe Hill, but if you stand in North Woodchester village and look up, this is what you see.

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  3. wow I wish we had that weather overhere. I think your forecasted weather was here. Grey, cold and wet snow. The landscape is beautiful Rosemary.
    Have a wonderful day.

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    1. It was a perfect February day - perhaps it is trying to make up the last summers rain.

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  4. I see red shoes, red pants, red socks and a red tie. I'm so honored to know Mr H who is also famous. And Mrs H who is one of my most favorite bloggers.
    ox, Gina

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    1. Dear Gina - I will let you have red socks and red tie, but the shoes and the trousers are rust coloured.
      You are one of my favourites too, an inspiration to everyone who visits you.

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  5. Oh, you are two months ahead of us, I think! I was out for a walk to day, it was 5-, but the sun was shining, and some birds were tweeting, so spring will come! What a wonderful landscape you live in!

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    1. Dear Lise - there is no sign of new grass on the landscape yet, it is still wearing its yellow colour from the snow, but soon the wild orchids will show their faces again.

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  6. Hello Rosemary, Sunny winter days like that are really a gift. Ohio winters are more severe, but I remember that on sunny thaw days, my brother and I couldn't wait to get out into the woods, even when we still had to break the ice in the creek. Open grass in February was not even a possibility.
    --Road to Parnassus

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    1. Today was a perfect day Jim we were concerned by the weather forecast as we knew that an outing was on the cards. Yesterday was lovely too, so I don't know what charts or satellites the weathermen are looking out.

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  7. What beautiful photos Rosemary, they are stunning. We had lots of sun here too today but still very cold.
    Patricia x

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    1. Dear Patricia - it wasn't at all cold here, we just had summer jackets on, we couldn't believe it how warm it was. May be the weather is trying to make up for all the rain during the Autumn.

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  8. Blue sky is so inspirng isn't it ? There hasn't been a cloud in the sky here today either. I'm hoping for similar in France next week, if all goes well, and we are able to go. The filming sounds interesting. Will we hear /see more ? J.

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    1. Dear Janice - I am so pleased to learn that you may be able to visit France next week, that would be a lovely treat. The filming has been interesting, necessitating us digging out all our old photos etc, we are looking forward to seeing the results.

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  9. Terrific photos! The scenery is so pretty. Love that tree and gorgeous blue sky. I see that all of your snow is gone. Ours will be around for awhile yet.

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    1. Dear Marie - our snow only lasted for 6 days and then it went overnight as if by magic, so it was beautiful but brief. However, the snow has left the grass looking rather yellow and it will take a bit more sunshine for it to green up again.

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  10. Such delightful countryside pictures. Makes me think of an English movie and Mr H fits in it perfectly! You have me curious though.... Your husband must be a very important man.... I'd love to see that documentary....
    Bye,
    Marian

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    1. Dear Marian - he is not important, just known in his own field of work. The countryside was looking lovely yesterday, a bit of sunshine works wonders.

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  11. What lovely flowers and fields you have! We're having a cold and rainy day here, so the bright skies in your photos are a welcome sight.

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    1. It was one of those days that you remember, it was so glorious. Next February we shall probably say "do you remember that wonderful February day last year."

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  12. What a beautiful landscape. So breathtaking. Lucky you, no more snow.. Ours is still covered with snow with more to come...

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    1. Dear Pamela - the snow is long gone, hopefully we have said goodbye to it for this year. The landscape is lovely, that is one of the things that attracted us to the area.

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  13. I cannot believe where you live! so beautiful!

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    1. Hello Annabel - we are fortunate to have lovely far reaching views all the way over the River Severn and in to Wales. In a few weeks time the land will be covered in wild flowers, and especially orchids.

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  14. Hello Rosemary:
    Such a wonderful day and the quality of light, as shown in your images, looks to have been superb. And such fun to be filmed 'on location' although we are, of course, disappointed to learn that this film will not be on general release!

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    1. Hello Jane and Lance - the day was wonderful, and we were so fortunate as the film maker had travelled up from Devon, but Jane and Lance if the film was on general release nobody would go.

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  15. Oooo, H is very stylish indeed in his rust colour shoes and trousers and red tie! He tones in beautifully with the lovely hillside scenery, which looks blissfully serene. It is hard to believe there was snow there so recently. They are very pretty purple and yellow flowers - are they crocus? I'm trying to learn all the cool climate blooms.

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    1. Dear Patricia - he was asked to wear the same clothes that he wore when indoor filming was done several months ago, fortunately the film maker sent a still to remind us. However, he does blend in with the countryside well.
      Yes, you are correct the flowers are all crocus, they were enjoying the sunshine.

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  16. Your photos prove winter has its own loveliness. Bare tree branches against a clear blue sky and brown grass makes one appreciate, tho, the cheery crocus when they emerge

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    1. You are right - all of the seasons have their own particular beauty. If everywhere looked the same throughout the year we would not appreciate those differences.

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    2. Dear Rosemary,very beautiful landscapes!Those flowers look great!Nice colours!Love your photos!!Hope you have a lovely evening!
      Dimi..

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    3. Thanks Dimi - the crocus flowers loved the sunshine yesterday and were all out lifting their faces up to the sky,

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  17. The sky looks so blue with you yesterday it was quite hazy by the sea yesterday and feels so cold here today so your post has cheered me up. What a wonderful backdrop to H's interview.
    Sarah x

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    1. Dear Sarah - it was one of the best February days I can recall. The last February day that sticks in my mind, and mainly because it was a Valentine's Day was about 14 years ago. We had a friend staying and we had just had the pond and some paving done in the garden, and I remember sitting beside the new pond having coffee outside. Tonight I understand some weather from Russia might be on its way!!!

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  18. Dear Rosemary,
    Oh, what a beautiful day it must have been! I can see that spring is just around the corner for you-- I am green (or should I say, cold and snowy white) with envy! Your photos are wonderful as always, and I feel as if I got to have that lovely walk along with you.
    I do hope your dashing H doesn't let the fame go to his head!
    Warm regards,
    Erika

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    1. Spring for all of us is definitely on its way. Unfortunately I heard on the weather news tonight that some cold weather is blowing in from Russia, but they have probably got is wrong again.
      The filming was fun and we are looking forward to seeing the end results, and how everything is assembled. The walk on the common is to be accompanied by music, so we are wondering what will be used.

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  19. What a garden and wall !!!!

    Greetings,
    Filip

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    1. The view is not our garden, the view is over our garden wall.

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  20. Dear Rosemary, I do like H's taste in attire. He is every inch the country gentleman.

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    1. Hello Mark - This was a bit of a compromise, I think a dark suit would probably have looked out of place.

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  21. Grrr! So it was you who stole our sunshine today, was it, Rosemary? We've been swathed in mist and cloud all day, while there were you under a cloudless azure sky. Lovely photos and I don't really envy you - much. :-)

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    1. I am sorry Perpetua - do not be too envious, this was yesterday - a perfect day. However, we did get the sun today, but a bit later than yesterday.

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  22. Glad to hear you got such nice weather! And I just LOVE H's pants!!!!!!!! And the pictures : )

    Marica

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    1. It was a perfect February day - for some reason H's trousers seem to be quite popular!!!

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  23. When you see what I've just put up on my blog you will understand why your photos today are making me particularly jealous :) How exciting to be part of a film! Your 7th photo is simply gorgeous, the perfect pose against the perfect background. Enjoy the sunshine.

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    1. I was just the onlooker Rosemary, but it was a stupendous day weather wise. We look forward to seeing the completed job now. I am just about to pop over to yours and see what the mystery is all about.

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  24. ... and the poor film maker was totally ignored!

    I think I should say that I love his grey cardigan and hid very long cord trousers. The hair style is magnificent: wind swept and truyly sexy.

    I also love the heels of his shoes (seen from behind) and I adore the way he carries the tripod over his shoulder! Very, very nice.

    The view is fabulous, Rosemary! Your husband was cleverly coordinate to blend in with the landscape!

    CIAO!

    ANNA xx

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    1. I am glad that you have given him your support Anna - he is a lovely man, and travelled up to us all of the way from Devon. We were so lucky with the weather - you are right he does blend in with the landscape, not done purposefully, just happened that way.

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  25. Wonderful views! I hope you do a post about the wild flowers and orchids on the hillside later in the year. We can appreciate that day of sunshine now that the cold weather has returned! It was a perfect day for filming.

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    1. You are right - it was a perfect day, and now although we had sunshine today it feels as if the weather is blowing in from Siberia.

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  26. Beautiful!! It's sure turned chilly, hasn't it?!

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    1. Dear Tina - it is hard to believe that we are in the same week. Tuesday was like an early summers day, whereas today it is as if the weather has been blowing in from Siberia. Probably the coldest day of the winter!!!

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  27. I love it when the forecast people are wrong+ you had fantastic blue sky, we have been enjoying also blue skies, but with very freezing temperatures (I do bike to work), lovely the crocus-set!

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    1. I hope that you wrap up warm when cycling to work. It has turned very cold here too - the winds feel as if they are from Siberia.

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