I hadn't time to go far so I had a wander around my new village and visited the parish church. It's a lovely church within beautiful grounds. I understand from a chap in the church (yes it was open today - lucky me) that the spire is only one of 5 like it in the UK. The church roof consists of wooden tiles.
The spire today had an added element - a young man who was right at the top. Apparently the lightening conductor needs replacing and today was the day it was being done. They couldn't have chosen a better day weather wise.
I also wanted to use the Panasonic GF1 with the 45 mm lens (macro).
Rather a lot of pics to plough through - but the sun was shining and I got carried away :D
Note: the young "mountaineer gave me his permission to use the pictures in my blog!!
And these were taken with the Panasonic GF1 and the 45mm lens.. the first 2 in my garden..