Buildwas Abbey

Shortly after lunchtime the sun made a brief appearance so I grabbed my my camera and headed off to Buildwas Abbey. It is a perfect tranquil place to enjoy the sunshine.

As I a sat on a bench I was reminded of a previous visit when I was treated to the sounds of a Benedictine chant from the chapter house. Today, however it was not the sounds of chanting I could hear it was the sounds of tweeting from the parlour. A family of swallows were nesting in there. The two parents kept flying out through the doorway and low past my legs whilst searching for a tasty snack for the youngsters. I sat in the sun watching them for a while before retreating to a different bench for a different view of the Abbey before making my way home.

I decided to drive back via the scenic route and along the way I was surprised when a peacock stepped out into the road. Luckily it changed its mind rather quickly and strutted back off in the direction it came from.

Buildwas Abbey

Buildwas Abbey

Buildwas Abbey

Self Portrait in the Chapter House Doorway

New Growth

14 Comments CherryPie on Aug 2nd 2017

14 Responses to “A Window of Sunshine”

  1. Ayush says:

    an engaging post, CP. i liked your description of the swallow family.

  2. Astrid says:

    What a wonderful place to wander of and enjoy yourself. Nobody to be seen, only birds….. Great pictures.

  3. The Yum List says:

    It really is mind boggling to think about what people achieved so many years ago. We really haven’t progressed that much when you think about time.

  4. james higham says:

    “Shortly after lunchtime the sun made a brief appearance so I grabbed my my camera and headed off to Buildwas Abbey.”

    I can just imagine – no keeping a good lady down.

  5. What a beautiful place to visit and sit and enjoy the swallows :) Great photos.

  6. I need to explore Shropshire more often!
    This place reminded me of Jedburgh Abbey.
    Have you been there before?

  7. Enjoyed that, CP. Another one that’s been on the list for awhile, but we’ve not made it there yet. Those colossal pillars! Just fabulous.