One of the loveliest things about living in Suffolk is that we’re not far away from Constable Country.
Last week, on a truly beautiful spring afternoon, we visited the Dedham Vale which was made famous through Constable’s paintings and, keeping up the tradition, Roy set up his easel whilst Molly and I followed the river to Flatford Mill.
The river meandered gently through the landscape and we soon found ourselves at a very famous view indeed – the mill pond in front of Willy Lott’s Cottage. The haywain might be long gone but it’s wonderful that the old cottage is still there.
Walking back to Dedham, I took this photo of Roy at work:
Not a bad way to spend your time, is it? The early evening light was magically misty and the river had turned from blue to silver.
It really was like walking into a painting.