Church Yards, Crypts, and Ancient Abbeys

The Crypt of St. Cedd in North Yorkshire, England

Hi there.  I'm Marilyn Leach.  Welcome to some fascinating snaps.  Fall is a perfect time to browse the many sites that speak of England's former times.  From saints to farmers, rich men, poor men, communities or individuals, they all raise monuments to remind us of times gone by.  Enjoy your perusal.  

The stairwell to St. Cedd's crypt.
The church yard in Lastingham, England
The cloisters at Lacock Abbey in Wiltshire, England
The churchyard in Turville, Buckinghamshire.
The ruins of Riveaux Abbey
The church and yard near Scarborough Castle, England
The crypt at Saint Alban's Cathedral, Hertfordshire, England
The church and church yard in Snowshill, Gloucester, England

Spring and Summer in Enagland.

Hello.  I'm Marilyn Leach and I'd love to show you some pics of the English spring and summer.  I've treasured, beyond words, my warm weather holidays on this fascinating isle and traveling with dear friends who live there.  Come along and enjoy. 

Anyone for a gallop? Burton-on-the-Water in Gloucester is a grand place to do it.
Beautiful Mount Grace Priory in April. North Yorkshire
Rural village homes near the High Street in Goathland.
The view from near the keep at Corfe Castle, Dorset
Beautiful Somerset

Winter in England

Baconsthorpe Castle in Norfolk, England

Hi, I'm Marilyn Leach and I'd love to show you some beautiful pictures of England. Winter there is a beautiful season to visit.  The weather can be mild and clear, brisk and blustery, or damp with bone-chilling cold.  Some areas often see snowfall while white is a rare sight in other places.  But, it is an island.  So, dress according to the forcast and enjoy the beauty.

Old Kings Lynn in Norfolk, England
A polar vortex made this Berkshire front garden white.
Baconthorpe Castle in Norfolk, England
A village street market in Wokingham, Berkshire
MHR Pre-Spring Gala
This is the north edge of Norfolk.
A Wiltshire village church
Inside St. Alban's Cathedral at Christmas

Welcome to the holidays.  Hi, I'm Marilyn Leach and would love to show you some snaps of England bright with seasonal cheer.  I found Christmas and New Years there to be much more relaxed, with families truly enjoying the contemplative side of Christmas while still having lots of family fun.  Get a cup of PG Tips and enjoy the pix.

Here's a North London terrace home that's decorated for the Christmas season.
A storybook village set up in the Carpenter Arms Pub in Lacock, Wiltshire.
The Christmas Market at Winchester Cathedral in Hampshire.
The former weekend home of the Rothchild's hosted a lawn scavenger hunt for Christmas stars.
Inside St. Alban's Cathedral, Herefortshire
An ancient priory tree
A monk's cell garden as it was hundreds of years ago and is today
This pub was near a cottage we called home for a week
Road trip! We traveled the Yorkshire moors.
The Carpenter Arms Pub in Lacock, Wiltshire's dressed for Christmas.
This country house was dressed for Christmas in Buckinghamshire.
South Lake in Earley, Reading, Berkshire in winter is a lovely place to stroll.
These are the grounds of a stately home, in December, in Buckinghamshire.
The Christmas Market at Winchester Cathedral, Hampshire
The church in Lacock, Wiltshire, is dressed for Christmas
The Nativity is displayed in the church at Lacock, Wiltshire.

Tea on the lawn and rambles in lingering sunshine make summer special in England.  I'm Marilyn Leach.  Enjoy these pictures of spring and summer in that fair land.

Beautiful Bilbury in Glouster
Pub anyone? Welcome to Snowshill, Gloucester.
More of Bibury, Gloucester
Whitby Abbey on a spring morning by the North Sea.
The Arts and Crafts Manor Home at Mt. Grace Priory
An April day at Robin Hood's Bay.
The west coast can be rough during extreme storms that are generally few in number.

Hello, I'm Marilyn Leach and I'd like to welcome you to view some English villages that are much like the village I've created in my Berdie Elliott mystery series.  Theses scenes are in Somerset, in the south of England.  Who knows, there could be an unknown miscreant about and a sleuth to set them right.

<p style="text-align: center;" data-mce-style="text-align: center;"><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 255); font-size: 18px;" data-mce-style="color: #0000ff; font-size: 18px;">Winter</span></p><p style="text-align: center;" data-mce-style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size: 16px;" data-mce-style="font-size: 16px;">These few photos give a flavor of England in winter.&nbsp; I've been there in December, but not in the midst of the deep of the coldest months.&nbsp; Depending on the parts of the country, it can snow, blow like mad, pelt rain, or be cloudy and fair.&nbsp; These snaps are taken by my friend, Lillie.&nbsp; Enjoy.</span></p>

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Patti | Reply 15.11.2019 00.23

Love, love the pictures, Marilyn! Enjoyed the scenic tour; places to dream about.

Aaira | Reply 28.10.2019 03.40

England is the best country in Uk and has many attractions. London is the best city to explore due to its attractions. I like its shopping places to have fun.

Johnny | Reply 01.08.2019 21.28

England is a wonderful country for enjoying vacations. I am happy after reading about this in detail. I will go there after my

Hogward | Reply 17.05.2019 21.55

I like this article and will try to explore England after my 1 day trips from washington dc.

anonymous | Reply 03.05.2019 23.24

Love to enjoy at Springtime in England

marilyn leach 06.05.2019 17.30

I'm so glad you like it. It lifts the spirit and is perfect for travel. Cheers

marilyn leach | Reply 24.06.2015 12.42

Carol, aren't sweet memories wonderful? I'm glad you enjoyed it. Cheers

Carol Alford | Reply 22.06.2015 17.53

It's been about 20 years since I traveled England. Surely brought back amazing feelings, smells, memories.

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15.11 | 00:23

Love, love the pictures, Marilyn! Enjoyed the scenic tour; places to dream about.

28.10 | 03:40

England is the best country in Uk and has many attractions. London is the best city to explore due to its attractions. I like its shopping places to have fun.

16.08 | 14:04

Carolyn, thanks for your comment. I love writing for you and all those who enjoy a fun brain-tickling mystery. Enjoy! Cheers!

06.08 | 21:03

Thanks Marilyn for sharing your writing talent with us! I picked up advent of a mystery at a jumble sale and I absolutely loved it. Can’t wait to read more in this series! I’ll be watching to see if you ever do booksignings in Southern California. Are yo

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