In a quiet Shropshire Churchyard the ancient tombstones are covered with Lichen and centuries of weathering has rendered the names undecipherable. Photographed by Anthony J Sargeant – it is 23rd February 2018, and although still in the grip of winter snowdrops, those wonderful harbingers of spring, are bursting through the turf that covers the graves of so many forgotten souls.
The hedgerows are blossoming in the early spring in this part of England – lots of small jewel-like flowers peppering the banks under the hawthorn hedges that enclose the fields in this part of Shropshire. Anthony Sargeant is fortunate to live in such a gentle and calm countryside. The fields themselves are full of ewes and their young lambs still at the end of March suckling at their mothers teats as we enter April.
Ewes and lambs photographed by Anthony Sargeant in the field next to his Shropshire (UK) home on Sunday 19th February 2017. Spring is rapidly approaching as the days get warmer and longer. In the hedgerows snowdrops are everywhere and the first primroses have appeared.
Anthony Sargeant took this photograph from the bedroom window of his Shropshire home. The English countryside can be especially beautiful on clear winter days when the bare branches of the deciduous trees give a translucency to the landscape. The water meadows around the River Corve had been flooded the previous day and in the night left sheets of frozen ice.
This photograph was taken looking south from the B4368 road at Broadstone, in Shropshire, England, by Anthony Sargeant. In the background are the Clee Hills with The Brown Clee to the left. In the immediate foreground can just be seen the River Corve as it winds its way along the river valley. The fields beyond the river have flooded after heavy rain the night before. The ancient system of strip farming long since abandoned has nevertheless marked the landscape leaving what in dry weather are imperceptible ridges but these become apparent when the flood water lies in the strips once ploughed and sowed with crops alternating strip by strip and year by year.
This ancient Yew tree was photographed by Anthony Sargeant just off the foot path that runs along the top of Wenlock Edge in Shropshire, England. It has a diameter in excess of two metres and must have grown undisturbed in its remote location for hundreds if not thousands of years. via Ancient Yew Tree on Wenlock […]