Visit to England

We just returned from a wonderful trip to England to celebrate my mother-in-law's 90th birthday. While over there I managed a few quick sketches.

 These are part of the gardens of Littlecote House, a hotel we stayed at. The hotel had parts dating from the 12th century and a wonderful Roman mosaic preserved in the grounds.

These are part of the gardens of Littlecote House, a hotel we stayed at. The hotel had parts dating from the 12th century and a wonderful Roman mosaic preserved in the grounds.

 This is the lovely view from our friends' house on Dartmoor.

This is the lovely view from our friends' house on Dartmoor.

 Our friends' kitchen

Our friends' kitchen

 A scene from Dartmoor

A scene from Dartmoor

 Burnt swayling from Hay Tor

Burnt swayling from Hay Tor

 Dartmoor is subject to wild changes in weather and this sketch was done during a foggy patch where the distant Hound Tor was covered in low cloud.

Dartmoor is subject to wild changes in weather and this sketch was done during a foggy patch where the distant Hound Tor was covered in low cloud.

 Down on the coast of Devon this is the beach and headland at Budleigh Salterton

Down on the coast of Devon this is the beach and headland at Budleigh Salterton

 The River Exe Estuary - a lovely peaceful spot to enjoy the view. The tide came in rather quickly!

The River Exe Estuary - a lovely peaceful spot to enjoy the view. The tide came in rather quickly!

 Lyme Regis - famous for its fossils, and the movie "A French Lieutenant's Woman". A long stony beach, with The Cobb off in the distance.

Lyme Regis - famous for its fossils, and the movie "A French Lieutenant's Woman". A long stony beach, with The Cobb off in the distance.

 Charlie and Alison's Garden.  All our family and friends were so hospitable and generous, they made it a wonderful trip.

Charlie and Alison's Garden.  All our family and friends were so hospitable and generous, they made it a wonderful trip.

 Of course we had to ride some steam trains. This one was on the Severn Valley Railway - but there were others! Keith ran off with the train driver at one point!

Of course we had to ride some steam trains. This one was on the Severn Valley Railway - but there were others! Keith ran off with the train driver at one point!