Infinity

I had a wonderful time in England.

My camera battery died but I bought a new one.

It was cold, but I put on my thermal vest.

Golden moments touched every day with joy:

Long overdue family reunions,

Laughter and red wine

And the rolling Sussex countryside

With a sky stretching to infinity.


The golden moments in the stream of life rush past us, and we see nothing but sand;
the angels come to visit us, and we only know them when they are gone. — George Eliot

For more endless views, please visit: Skywatch!

70 responses

  1. Nice quotes to go with your collection of pretty photos, the light in that part of the world can add a beautiful touch to the view

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    June 2, 2011 at 11:38

  2. looks beautiful! It’s such a pretty place. I wish I could go back there to visit.

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    June 2, 2011 at 11:56

  3. Beautiful photos!

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    June 2, 2011 at 12:07

  4. gorgeous images!

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    June 2, 2011 at 12:21

  5. What a wonderful trip you must have had!!!! Soak up all the moments with your family that you can….
    they are priceless!

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    June 2, 2011 at 12:21

  6. nice. glad you had a great time…its fun to get the family back together…lovely pics too…

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    June 2, 2011 at 13:31

  7. Wonderful photographs! It’s warming up a bit here now – pretty humid today.

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    June 2, 2011 at 13:40

  8. Amy

    Looks gorgeous and not at all rainy like you hear England is most of the time! Loved the little cottage you see in the first photo…that is how I picture England…I will get there someday 🙂

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    June 2, 2011 at 14:10

  9. Glad to hear you had a lovely time. I love Sussex.

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    June 2, 2011 at 14:27

  10. I love the rolling hills. They are just as beautiful as mountains. Glad you had a good time with your family.

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    June 2, 2011 at 14:41

  11. “the angels come to visit us, and we only know them when they are gone.”
    One sentence says a Thousand words.
    ~~Beautiful. xx

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    June 2, 2011 at 14:51

  12. England is one of the most beautiful and inspiring countries in the world. I have great admiration for the tenacity with which the British survived two worldwars and the bombardments in WW I. Great photos of England.
    In the meantime the USA had to face another tornado. I am very sorry for all those people who are affected in Joplin and all the other places. They all show courage and strength.

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    June 2, 2011 at 15:01

  13. Enamored with the rolling Sussex countryside! Will you be posting more of England next?

    I am so glad you enjoyed your family!! Nothing like it, especially when you haven’t seen them in a while…

    Hugs my friend!

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    June 2, 2011 at 15:23

  14. Great England.The beautiful sky is same all over the world.

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    June 2, 2011 at 15:29

  15. Beautiful rolling hills! Hope you post more!!! And glad you had a great trip but glad to “see” you back!

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    June 2, 2011 at 15:42

  16. I like how the cottage is nestled into the hill in the first one 🙂

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    June 2, 2011 at 16:01

  17. Glad you’re home safely and that the visit was beautiful. Eliot surely had it right, didn’t she?

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    June 2, 2011 at 16:13

  18. Oh your England is beautiful. It seemed like such a short stay..I hope you had a wonderful visit:)

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    June 2, 2011 at 16:22

    • It was very short as the anklebiters are still in school…

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      June 2, 2011 at 16:49

  19. MT

    How beautiful!

    Although – * slight panic * – do you normally carry only one camera battery?
    So when it dies you don’t have another one and a battery charger and an extra camera with an extra battery? GAH! See how I’m panicking for you?

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    June 2, 2011 at 16:41

    • Thanks for panicking for me… My battery has never died, but I’ve learnt my lesson and will carry a spare as well as my charger!

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      June 2, 2011 at 16:51

  20. Family reunions when living far away always have plenty of golden moments to remember them by. Lovely photographs of the country side 🙂

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    June 2, 2011 at 17:08

  21. Thoroughly jealous!

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    June 2, 2011 at 17:12

  22. Comforting bucolic images.

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    June 2, 2011 at 17:32

  23. Sounds like the start of a peaceful relaxing summer in Sussex. So the children are on holiday?

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    June 2, 2011 at 18:07

    • No. They are not on holiday. We’re back in Sweden for the last week of term.

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      June 2, 2011 at 18:15

  24. So glad you had a great visit…pastoral countryside is peaceful…very nice!

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    June 2, 2011 at 18:15

  25. Sounds like a fine time for sure. I’m looking forward to more beutiful photos.

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    June 2, 2011 at 19:23

  26. Isn’t that countryside beautiful. How have they managed to preserve it that way? I’d love to visit there sometime. Meanwhile, I’ll count on your wonderful pictorials.

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    June 2, 2011 at 19:48

  27. It was cold in June? Yuck!

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    June 2, 2011 at 20:36

  28. So glad you had a wonderful time!
    Your pictures are simply gorgeous!

    Margie 🙂

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    June 2, 2011 at 20:50

  29. gorgeous sights you captured.

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    June 2, 2011 at 21:12

  30. You got some great pictures and a wonderful skyview!

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    June 2, 2011 at 21:36

  31. the quotes are wonderful, the photos extraordinary as usual. I’m very happy that you had a marvelous time on your trip and arrived home safely. your skies are most definitely blue. happy SWF.

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    June 2, 2011 at 21:47

  32. So very beautiful and peaceful. Glad you had a good trip!

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    June 2, 2011 at 22:14

  33. Riet

    Beautiful skies. Good you had a marvelous trip.

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    June 2, 2011 at 22:53

  34. Family and laughter, red wine and that sky. Could it get any better?!
    Lovely captures!

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    June 2, 2011 at 23:50

  35. Just glorious. Thanks for sharing some of the magic

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    June 2, 2011 at 23:54

  36. I’m glad you had a great time in the UK. Time with family is always special. Your photos are beautiful.

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    June 3, 2011 at 00:12

  37. Thermal vests in the UK in June!! I always think the weather is warmer there than here and we’ve been having our first touch of summer all this week!

    Glad to hear you had a good time anyway!

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    June 3, 2011 at 00:19

  38. Sussex is truly fascinating!
    The weather was so lovely.
    Lucky you! 😉

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    June 3, 2011 at 00:43

  39. Sounds something like good times, bad times, but in the end I think you’ve enjoyed it all. Anyway, you shot some very fine sky shots.

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    June 3, 2011 at 00:46

  40. Absolutely love that quote – thanks for sharing it. I’m so glad you had a wonderful time despite a few ‘bumps’!

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    June 3, 2011 at 01:55

  41. Al

    Beautiful photos. I’d love to go back and visit the country in which I was born but I don’t know when it’s going to happen.

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    June 3, 2011 at 02:10

  42. Sounds like you just adapted to any problems and ended up having a lovely time. It does look like an endless sky!

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    June 3, 2011 at 02:35

  43. Sounds like you are enjoying your trip. It’s so nice to see people you haven’t seen for awhile. I should be seeing my family, including my birth mom, that I haven’t seen for a year in a couple months at a wedding. I wish everyone lived closer!

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    June 3, 2011 at 04:04

  44. I am glad your journey was good. These are beautiful photos.

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    June 3, 2011 at 04:41

  45. beautiful landscape and stunning sky, wonderful moments and photo’s

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    June 3, 2011 at 06:54

  46. Gorgeous captures as always and it looks as though you have a fantastic trip/visit!! I’m delighted for you! Enjoy a wonderful weekend!

    Sylvia

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    June 3, 2011 at 07:02

  47. What lovely light in these shots. They are gorgeous!

    Love your pictures!!!! so peaceful!

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    June 3, 2011 at 07:12

  48. Beautiful skies no wonder the angels came.

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    June 3, 2011 at 07:28

  49. Both images are beautifully composed and I like the Eliot quote.

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    June 3, 2011 at 07:50

  50. Such a beutiful countryside under that lovely blue sky. Your words are also lovely–glad you enjoyed your trip and found so much “joy” along the way. Mickie ‘)

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    June 3, 2011 at 08:10

  51. Wonderful photos, wery idyllic! I really want to visit England once. Have a nice weekend!

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    June 3, 2011 at 11:17

  52. Magnificent landscape. I like the light and tones, soft and very beautiful. A delightful sky. Greetings

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    June 3, 2011 at 11:29

  53. I was watching many of you lovely images, and I like them very much. And your Skywatch picture is so beautiful!

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    June 3, 2011 at 11:44

  54. so beautiful as always! I truly adore the George Eliot quote.

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    June 3, 2011 at 13:45

  55. Beautiful photos and quote at the end.
    We are expecting family tomorrow for a 2-week visit.

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    June 3, 2011 at 16:40

  56. I can sense the fun and happiness there. 🙂

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    June 3, 2011 at 17:10

  57. I love the beautiful green grass and the big sky that goes with it.

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    June 3, 2011 at 19:42

  58. I’m so glad you had a good trip. It looks and sounds wonderful. 🙂

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    June 3, 2011 at 23:09

  59. Welcome home ;>) I’m glad you had a good time…. and that you got a new battery for your camera.

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    June 4, 2011 at 04:07

  60. cloudia

    Thanks for sharing those GOLDEN moments!!!

    Aloha from Honolulu

    Comfort Spiral

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    June 4, 2011 at 04:53

  61. wow! beautiful blue skies! thanks for visiting my skywatch entry.. visiting you back! what a lovely blog!

    i am inviting you to join a meme that I have been hosting, it has been on for two weeks now.. it’s called WEDNESDAY WHITES at http://www.colorsandcontrasts.com

    hope you could join for week three! see you thre!! 🙂

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    June 4, 2011 at 05:00

  62. Hi there – I think that its possible that your pictures could only have been taken in one place in the world. The scale of the hills and woods and building tells you where it is.

    I have to say I miss the place!

    Cheers Stewart M – Australia (late of Somerset, Yorkshire and Cumbria!)

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    June 4, 2011 at 09:04

  63. It sounds like a wonderful few days!

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    June 4, 2011 at 16:37

  64. Fantastic shots.

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    June 4, 2011 at 19:33

  65. ds

    Gorgeous sky! And the countryside…ahhh. Thank you for sharing. I’m sure it was a grand visit, indeed!

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    June 4, 2011 at 20:41

  66. Amazing landscape: i love these photos! [reminds me of Tuscan countryside]

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    June 9, 2011 at 03:51

  67. If there is a country in Europe, after Portugal taht I would like to live it is England…

    Fiona, I am spending a long time, every day 6 hours, studying English language ( lecture and conference) and I am really stressed…That´s the reason for me don´t visit the bloggers a lot.
    nice day

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    June 9, 2011 at 14:22

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