Here's a series of pics that go along with the article I posted yesterday.
St. Nicholas church in Steventon -- where Jane's father was rector. The yew tree to the left is where they used to hide the church key. It was such a gorgeous day...
Can you spot the copse of trees? ;-)
The lazy cows. Anyone know what kind they are?
A typical stile...
Here's one example of a trail marker. This one was pretty tricky--it was hidden behind trees, and I was coming from the opposite direction.
Lovely Ashe House (now a private home), where Jane's friend and mentor Anne Lefroy lived.
The quiet lane Ashe House is on.
One of the Lefroy graves--I think this may be Anne's.
I loved this guy!
Summer wheat--and help "aiming left"
Deane manor house where Jane's friends the Harwoods lived. Jane attended dances here.
Inside Steventon church
A detail of some of the amazing painting on the church walls.
Me in the archway of St. Nicholas (also the pic I'm using for the blog bio)
Phil & Sue Howe of Hidden Britain Tours. They rescued me in Deane and made sure I got into the Steventon church. For anyone out there who doesn't feel like trekking through the countryside, they've recently set up a tour highlighting all the Austen sites in Hampshire. I highly recommend them!