Wild Daffodil hosts a photo challenge every month, this year the theme is windows, so I’m keeping a look out as I travel round for interesting windows.
We’ve been walking on the east coast this month and I spotted a gorgeous little cottage in Ravenscar, isn’t it pretty, it looks like a lodge. I thought the windows were gorgeous, though I wouldn’t like to clean them – fiddly! If you look closely you can also see they have a beautiful metal gate.
We saw another lodge earlier on the Cleveland Way, this one is called Griff Lodge, it’s just outside Helmsley, so it will be linked to Duncombe Park. These lodges are remnants of the days when the landed gentry would have a gatekeeper to man the entrances to their land. The gatekeeper would live in the lodge. They are as tiny as they look, though most are sympathetically extended a little. There’s lots of lodges dotted around the English countryside, they’re usually pretty and quite quirky.
Whilst walking from Whitby to Ravenscar we passed the lighthouse. It’s unusual as it’s not particularly tall, though it is on the top of the cliff. The buildings have been converted to holiday cottages now.
I’ve been stitching lots of windows for my coming home quilt, fourteen houses worth of windows – I’d never get a job as a joiner! This month I’ve about five bigger houses to make, so even more windows to stitch!
Quite a few people take part in the photo challenge, so why not follow the link above and have a look.