September 26, 2011

Wholesome Awesome: Devon, England Photos

Drakes Island from Torpoint, Cornwall.

This is a photograph of autumnal warmth, with the setting sun casting a pink glow, and the beautiful colours heating up the lovely Drakes Island early in the afternoon.
Drakes Island from Torpoint, Cornwall.

I'm back home after a pleasant, issue-free journey to Devon, England visiting friends and relatives and I am excited to catch up with all your blogs and comments.
I really love to travel and continue to use my travels as inspiration.
Travel is more than just going to a place; it's an inner journey as well. Journeys tell a lot about who we are and what we can be. In essence, every journey is a journey into a rediscovery of our identity. Don't you...
think?
Drakes Island from Torpoint, Cornwall.

Exploring the gorgeous Devon countryside was really an amazing experience. My good friend and I had such a great time on our day trips; just grabbing our cameras, tripods, wellies and jumping in the car was really pure fun; actually we had a blast!
I'd love to share a bit of my journey with you through pictures, if you'd like to see.
Take a trip with me, won't you? To some place beautiful and inviting...
Mount Edgcumbe at Torpoint, Cornwall.
Mount Edgcumbe House, Mount Edgcumbe at Torpoint, Cornwall.
Mount Edgcumbe at Torpoint, Cornwall.
Bovisand Beach, Devon, UK. A beautiful beach of yellow sand with cliffs either side, just outside of Plymouth.
Dartmoor National Park, Devon, England. I absolutely love the beauty of English countryside.
Low River Dart at Spitchwick; a  beautiful little valley of the river Dart on the edge of Dartmoor.
















Beautiful cottages.






























Devon has beautiful meadows and rolling hills with friendly sheep.
Plymouth Barbican, south Devon, UK. Glorious and jolly.
Plymouth Barbican, south Devon, UK.
Totnes, is a fabulous historic town with a Norman castle, and beautiful buildings dating from medieval times.
We absolutely enjoyed strolling through the past.















There were a few of cobblestone and brick lanes and roads that I couldn't stop photographing.
We often ended up having lunch in several cozy restaurants and pubs...
Pork pie. Yummy!
"Devon Cream Tea" (Tea taken with a combination of scones, clotted cream and jam), swoon! We had lots and lots of delicious Cornish Pasty (a must!). 

Ah, Devon will always remain fondly in my heart. (sigh!) xx  

63 comments:

Everson Russo said...

You have a good week...kisses.

Nevine said...

Your photos are just downright gorgeous, Betty! And yes, I do believe that when we travel we are uncovering a new aspect of our identity. I don't take travel lightly at all! In fact, your shots are proof of that, if I may say so. They are imbued with the joyful spirit you had while you traveled about, and because they are so, they fill me with joy as well!

So lovely to see you back online, dearest, and thank you so much for sharing these gems!!!

Big hugs,
Nevine

....Petty Witter said...

Not a part of the country I know but I'd certainly like to visit. Glad you had such a wonderful time.

TexWisGirl said...

stunning colors in those landscapes! and the cattle made me smile! pork pie? yummy!

Crissi said...

Hello,
beautiful photos!!Thanks
greet Crissi

Kelly said...

Oh how I'd love to visit there right now!! I don't see it in my near future, but your gorgeous photos are the next best thing!

Thanks so much for sharing the wonderful pics, Betty! I appreciate you!

Tina´s PicStory said...

Great shots :)

Bossy Betty said...

Beautiful, Betty!

blueviolet said...

Your photos are exquisite! I'm green with jealousy over the lovely places you were visiting!

Bob Bushell said...

You liked it, didn't you. Devon is a tonic to ease you away from the loud hustle. But, there must be places in yours country.

Fábio Martins said...

So nice landscapes. Good job :-)

Bitch said...

You did so well, dear Betty and your photograph's are a joy to look at!
Some of them are bringing me to the landscape painter William Turner!!
So beautiful..
And your writing is bringing us exactly to this place!!

Wishing you a very nice week!!
Kisses and hugs from Athens
Monika

Rui Pires - Olhar d'Ouro said...

As usual, great photos!

Sandra said...

these are all stunning, all awesome all beautiful. love the scenes that look like paintings, and really love the pots in a row, I am a big fan of old and castles, you have something for everyone here. lots and lots of beauty

χρυσάνθη said...

Μέσα από τις καταπληκτικές φωτογραφίες σου με ταξίδεψες γλυκά μέχρι το όμορφο Devon.Ηταν σαν να ήμουνα εκεί!!!Ευχαριστώ!!!

Diane AZ said...

Hi Betty, your pictures are delightful! Looks like the weather was beautiful and you had a wonderful time. :)

Pat said...

These are such wonderful photos....I enjoyed them so much. I've never been to England so thanks for sharing a part of it with me. I had to look up what "wellies" were! Ha ha! Those cows - called Dutch belted here in the States - are my all time favorite cows. I see you even have a photo of a weathervane, my NEWEST passion!

moni sertel said...

I love it to make this journey with your great pictures!
Wonderful impressions, great work!
Have a nice week, my dear♥

Filip Demuinck said...

Your pictures look super. Great to have you back blogging.

Greetings,
Filip

Ms. A said...

Since I highly doubt I would ever be able to see this, firsthand, I'm grateful for your amazing photography!

Welcome home, Betty!

Darlene said...

Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful! There is always something so charming about the English countryside. Thanks for the mini-vacation!

Rawknrobyn.blogspot.com said...

These photos are works of art, dear Betty. I especially like the one at Dartmoor Natl Park.

Yes, travel is a journey of the mind and body. So glad you've enjoyed it all and share it with us.

Stay well.
xoRobyn

ΑΘΗΝΑ said...

Welcome!You stayed in London many days!It's nice to meet new countries and cultures!I didn't knew that England has too many nice places!

Fer said...

Excellents landscapes, regards...

ρομπερτ said...

Makes one wonder why the rest of the world can't be alike, or even close.
Thank you for your effort and for sharing such beauty. Please have a good Tuesday.

daily athens

Leovi said...

Lovely, I like them all great photos with beautiful colors. My favorites are the canine and the River. But all are wonderful.

Leovi said...

Lovely, I like them all great photos with beautiful colors. My favorite are the road and river. But all are wonderful. saludos.

Betty Manousos@ Cut and Dry said...

monika, thanks so much. william turner happens to be one of my favourite painters. oh, you really make me blush!

Betty Manousos@ Cut and Dry said...

bob, you're right. there are surely many beautiful places in my part of the world...i just can't help but find the english countryside so enchanting! :)

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

T colour in the first set of pictures is so lovely and soft. I enjoyed the virtual journey.

SquirrelQueen said...

Awesome photos Betty!
This is my idea of travel, exploring the countryside and seeing local architecture while finding out of the way places to eat. I don't care for the touristy spots.

It looks like you had a wonderful time.

Journaling Woman said...

How beautiful. You won me over with your photos. I want to experience the experience.

T

George said...

It looks as if you had a perfect place for a vacation. I like the castle and the cottage you showed, but the entire countryside is gorgeous.

Gaelyn said...

It does look like inviting country to stroll through and I love the old buildings, especially Banbury Castle. It's in great shape being that old.

Hope all the walking stopped you from gaining weight with all that eating. ;)

la vita è bella (life is beautiful) said...

Hi! You captured such wonderful photos!!!

Rick said...

Wow, I can see why Devon will remain fondly in your heart - these are wonderful photos of your journey and stay, Betty ! Such beauty, and interesting places.

magiceye said...

wow!
thank you for the wonderful virtual trip!!!

ladyfi said...

What lovely lovely shots! Devon and Cornwall are just so gorgeous.

Everson Russo said...

Kisses and good day...

Willoughby said...

Beautiful pictures! I would love to visit there, too!

The Blonde Duck said...

Gorgeous!

Craver Vii said...

Love the pics!!

You had pork pie? I'm curious... what's that like?

Lynn said...

Just lovely. I love England and have never been to that part of it.

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

Gorgeous photos, Betty. So many favorites here, I don't know where to start. It's just beautiful there and so green and lush. :)

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Red Nomad OZ said...

Just how I imagine England to be ... and SO different from downunder in OZ! Except for the Cornish pasties - to be found in ANY self-respecting Aussie bakery!!

25BAR said...

I've heard so much about the beauty of Devon. Maybe someday I'll go there!

Huellas said...

Serie magnífica de imágenes. Saludos.-

Fernando Santos (Chana) said...

Olá Betty, belas fotografias de lindas paisagens...Espectacular....
Cumprimentos

Leovi said...

Mount Edgcumbe at Torpoint, Cornwall. I love this light and delicious way you've captured.

Teresita said...

Betty que hermosos paisajes!

Anonymous said...

Awesome pics, great landscapes!!

I would love to visit there, too.

KikiMo said...

Welcome back! Those landscapes are so stunning.
Great pictures as well.

looks like you had a great time, Betty.

Dina said...

Your warm photos really make me want to visit England. I've never been there except for a few hours at the British Museum in between planes.

Thanks for sharing your journey.
Shalom from Jerusalem.

Sheri said...

What beautiful photos! Interesting and so different from most of America.

Pastor Dennis said...

Very refreshing!

Beyond Zephyr said...

Beautiful photos of the place you've visited..The scenery is breath-taking.

will-Art said...

Great!
Wonderful landscapes.

Pat Tillett said...

Fantastic photos Betty! I'd be hard pressed to even pick 5 favorites. They are all beautiful!

michael said...

Your pics are all gorgeous, Betty.

That scenery is totally awesome!
:D

ritsa said...

Fabulous photos, dear.

Thanks for sharing with us.
I'd love to go visit there sometime!

Georgia said...

Gorgeous landascapes, Betty.

Fabulous pictures as well.

Hugs
Georgia

dianne said...

Fabulous images dear Betty, such beautiful landscapes, flowers and houses.
hugs and kisses
xoxoxo ♡