Thursday, October 29, 2015

Lacock Abbey

We're alternating days out with quiet days around the cottage this week, and yesterday we started the adventure in Wiltshire in the village of Lacock.  KJ and I visited the village and the abbey when we came to the UK for the first time in 2011.  We had no idea then that the next four years would bring three more visits here, culminating in a great big move.  We brought the kids here for a quick run around before going on to Stonehenge, because our tickets were for between 1 and 1:30 there, and we had a little time to kill.  That is really the beauty of being National Trust members:  you can be anywhere in the country and just stop in somewhere beautiful.

We have visited England twice in October, but it was always earlier in the month, and we've never seen such beautiful color here.  When we visited Lacock Abbey in 2011 we spent most of our time touring the house, but with limited time yesterday we walked around the grounds letting the kids participate in the children's activities.  

I took this same picture in 2011.  Ivy that changes to red is so gorgeous!  This courtyard is beautiful, too.

The other thing I really remembered about the abbey was how beautiful the windows were.

We had an unexpectedly beautiful day, and the trees were just ace.

These boys were waiting on Ella to finish her craft.

I just can't stop taking these pictures.  When you've got a blue sky and such beautiful color, you really can hear them declaring His glory, can't you?

God knew what He was about when He made England, wouldn't you say?


  1. God certainly knew what He was about! All your pictures in recent days have made me decide to visit England in October someday :)

    1. It might be the best time! Our best months have been April, September, and October this year, I think.