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photoblog image Ten Minutes From Home 1/7

Ten Minutes From Home 1/7

All of the images this week were taken about 10 minutes or so walk from my home during the past few weeks.

This is a dirt road and footpath that leads out of Shepshed to Piper Wood on the hill to the left. There is a small brook just round the bend and lots of lovely wild flowers grow here right through the Spring and Summer, and the wood is also full of bluebells at the appropriate time.

I have shown this area a few weeks back in a panorama when I told you that, if the developers and planners get their way, this will become a golf course and the area to the right of the wood will house a 200 bedroom hotel and conference centre.

I will show an image with a different approach to the wood on Sunday.

Ten Minutes From Home 1/7

All of the images this week were taken about 10 minutes or so walk from my home during the past few weeks.

This is a dirt road and footpath that leads out of Shepshed to Piper Wood on the hill to the left. There is a small brook just round the bend and lots of lovely wild flowers grow here right through the Spring and Summer, and the wood is also full of bluebells at the appropriate time.

I have shown this area a few weeks back in a panorama when I told you that, if the developers and planners get their way, this will become a golf course and the area to the right of the wood will house a 200 bedroom hotel and conference centre.

I will show an image with a different approach to the wood on Sunday.

comments (19)

  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 27 Apr 2009, 00:42
I am cut in half I like golf but I do like lovely country scenes like this.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Vintage, as others have said, better a golf course than houses I suppose.
  • Ginnie
  • Atlanta, GA, United States
  • 27 Apr 2009, 02:17
I guess the good news is that it could be totally torn up and used for a housing development...with no golfing whatsoever!
Brian Walbey: Your so right Ginnie, I would rather not have the houses.
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 27 Apr 2009, 02:30
Looks perfectly fine just the way it is, Brian. But, with population growing, I suppose "developers" are always looking for opportunities to mess things up.
Brian Walbey: It is just right as it is Ray, a lovely peaceful area of countryside, but the local "squire" stands to make a tidy sum.
  • zed
  • Australia
  • 27 Apr 2009, 08:28
Its always a pity when development intrudes on our lives
Brian Walbey: Your right Tony, there is a lot of ill feeling about this locally.
  • anniedog
  • United Kingdom
  • 27 Apr 2009, 09:49
Like the country needs another golf course. I hope you will lie down in front of the bulldozers, Brian, to protect your lovely countryside!
Ingrid
Brian Walbey: I won't lie down Ingrid but I might ask Gordon Brown to smile
Lets hope they don't get their way with development. Although..as Ginnie says..it could be worse. Lovely scene Brian.
Brian Walbey: Glad you like my local countryside Ron, there is a big hue and cry about the golf courses, more so about the hotel, but it is still better than houses.
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 27 Apr 2009, 10:40
Better to have a golf course than wall to wall houses. Better left as it is in nay case.
Brian Walbey: Couldn't agree more Alan, leave it alone is my motto.
It's so beautiful that let's enjoy it whilst it's still there!
Brian Walbey: We do walk up here quite often Richard, it is nice and quiet and only just off the edge of the town.
Beautiful place and nice composition !
Brian Walbey: THanks, yes it is nice.
  • Aussie
  • Australia
  • 27 Apr 2009, 11:37
Beautiful image, it would be a shame if the develpoers got their way.
Brian Walbey: Let's hope they don't Aussie, but then they might put houses on it.
You live in a beautiful place.
Brian Walbey: It is indeed very nice Albert, hopefully you will look in and see a bit more during the week.
I do hope permission isn't granted for development. We need places like this which haven't been meddled with. Nice picture
Brian Walbey: I couldn't agree more Janet, as long as it is not houses.
There are plenty of golf courses and plenty of places to build houses on brownfield sites.
Brian Walbey: Couldn't agree more Bill and apparently the golf clubs round here are looking for members.
  • Richard Trim
  • back from weekend wanderings
  • 27 Apr 2009, 17:13
Well certainly it's a great example of English countryside Brian and understated in its subtle beauty. Golf course oh dear ... housing now that is a real social issue but Council and Government policeys to cope with the problem are often Neanderthal in their creation. richard
Brian Walbey: Most of Leicestershire is quite attractive as you well know Richard. What worries me is all this nonsense about eco towns and so on our councils want to build around us.
Nice driveway to your house brian you must have loads of money?
Brian Walbey: Oh that I had Martin smile Thanks for your comment.
Let's hope the planners don't get to spoil this tranquil spot. Nice shot Brian smile
Brian Walbey: Yes indeed Pam, a golf course would be better than houses though.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 27 Apr 2009, 20:18
God preserve us from golf courses Brian: I hope it stays as charming as this!
Brian Walbey: And so do I Chris, it is a nice place to walk.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 27 Apr 2009, 20:28
I think we all have the same problems....those golf players....read developers always have $signs in the eyes, next to where I live to are making a golf course too, it is such a pity.
A wonderful picture though.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Astrid, I'm glad you like the picture. All has gone a bit quiet about this development at the moment.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 27 Apr 2009, 23:34
What a peaceful and calm countryside on a lovely day- I like the composition of the pic, the shades of green and the bright blue of the some cloudy sky! I wish that the hedges and the paths keep dominating the geometry of this green landscape!
Brian Walbey: Thanks Philine, I know a lot of us local people wish for the same thing.

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