Weather again fine yesterday so we took ourselves off to Terling. Pretty Terling is one of those villages preserved by the hand of the local lord, Lord Rayleigh to be precise, so that its large village green and houses are preserved, with not too much new build going on. Rabbits played in the field, squirrels rustled around, and we saw a buzzard and tree creepers in the woods alongside the little River Ter.
Coming back amongst the lanes, we hit a back lane pretty badly hit by the floods, no water now, just great potholes a foot deep, and very muddy because the farmer had been using heavy machinery, maybe to clear the ditches which were extraordinary deep with the verges all mushed up.
|Spot the rabbit, all went into hiding as soon as the camera appeared|
|the little river grown large|
The houses are typical plastered Essex houses, in some case jettied, as is the post office, the strong Essex colours are dominant.......
|Look at those tudor chimney pots|
|The Green with the church|
|Terling post office|
|Spooky house in the middle of nowhere|
|Two young lop eared rabbits enjoying the sun|