Come, rest awhile

Come, rest awhile, and let us idly stray 
In glimmering valleys, cool and far away. 

Come from the greedy mart, the troubled street, 
And listen to the music, faint and sweet, 

That echoes ever to a listening ear, 
Unheard by those who will not pause to hear­ 

The wayward chimes of memory's pensive bells, 
Wind-blown o'er misty hills and curtained dells. 

One step aside and dewy buds unclose 
The sweetness of the violet and the rose; 

Song and romance still linger in the green, 
Emblossomed ways by you so seldom seen, 

And near at hand, would you but see them, lie 
All lovely things beloved in days gone by. 

You have forgotten what it is to smile 
In your too busy life­ come, rest awhile. 

~ L. M. Montgomery ~

^^ Scorton ^^
^^ The Lake District ^^
^^ Lancaster  Castle^^

We took a break from the bustling town of London, and traveled north to a quieter and more serene village of Scorton. We stayed with family friends and spent our days drinking tea and eating good homemade food!
We took a couple of walks around the village and I couldn't keep my camera from my face, inspiration and beauty were everywhere I turned.
Our second day was spent driving around the Lakes District. Houses scattered here and there over the bright green fells that were scarred with stone walls and spotted with sheep and little lakes tucked into the valleys.
On our last day we found some much needed flip-flops for my feet, toured the Lancaster Castle, and ended the day with a barbecue at our host's back garden!
It was a picturesque pick-me-up and was so refreshing after running around London with a constant map in our hands. Leaving the transportation and "tours" to our hosts, we felt very relaxed and at ease for our days in Scorton :)