England with a side order of clouds

A BIG thank  you to everyone for your comments on my posts while I was away.

Here are some big cloudy Sussex skies…

Clouds are a great topping for everything:

For hot horses in a field,


For my sister, the archer,


For bringing rain to the soft emerald hills

Flower field

And for thatched cottages

Nestled in cozy valleys.

Sussex skies

For more sky toppings, please visit: Skywatch.

76 responses

  1. Wow! You could almost be downunder in Australia with those scenes!! Have a great weekend!!

    August 1, 2013 at 12:41

  2. Oh gorgeous skies!
    Love the archer image, great angle.

    August 1, 2013 at 12:41

  3. In the last photo they look like cotton candies fluffy and edible! Lovely pictures.

    August 1, 2013 at 12:55

  4. indrani

    Wow! The archers shot is fantastic.

    August 1, 2013 at 13:02

  5. bobbushell

    It’s nice to be here, lol.

    August 1, 2013 at 13:31

  6. Can’t get enough of the thatched cottages…brings me back to my childhood books I read as a child.

    August 1, 2013 at 14:18

  7. the clouds do make a cool topping..love the thatched roofs as well…
    the archer—what are they shooting at? a hole in the clouds maybe? smiles.

    August 1, 2013 at 14:27

  8. What beautiful scenery this is, and I love the photograph of your sister.
    So nicely captured!

    August 1, 2013 at 14:38

  9. What amazing and wonderful captures! I really really want to go there someday:)

    August 1, 2013 at 14:43

  10. Hello Lady Fi!
    Your photos are always great!
    I admire the sky. Clouds delightful.

    August 1, 2013 at 14:48

  11. Wonderful photos, beautiful landscapes and a beautiful sky! Greetings.

    August 1, 2013 at 15:29

  12. Beautiful photos and with clouds sky is looking gorgeous. Your sister’s picture is lovely.

    August 1, 2013 at 16:07

  13. I hope the rain cooled things off. Great picture of your sister! Love the thatched roofs. Not something we’d see over here. They remind me of storybooks and fairy tales. 😉

    August 1, 2013 at 16:13

  14. Don

    Looking at that landscape my mind goes to John Constable.

    August 1, 2013 at 16:22

  15. Definitely for thatched cottages nestled in cozy valleys Fi. Gorgeous field-scapes.

    August 1, 2013 at 16:29

  16. Terrific scenery!

    August 1, 2013 at 16:41

  17. Beautiful clouds! The photos look like something out of a fairytale!

    August 1, 2013 at 16:56

  18. I love those clouds – amazing images, the clouds seem 3D!

    August 1, 2013 at 16:58

  19. Lovely photos on sky and meadows! Your sis does a great work on your image:)

    August 1, 2013 at 17:11

  20. –Those SKIES are “Positively” England!! Xxx who took care of Oscar when you were away?

    August 1, 2013 at 17:28

  21. Oh, how cool that your sister is an archer! My eldest granddaughter likes archery too! And I LOVE the hot air balloons photo on your header. Fabulous!

    August 1, 2013 at 17:31

  22. sylviakirk

    Terrific captures for the day!! And how cool indeed that your sister is an archer!! I love it!! Such lovely cottages and beautiful skies and clouds! It does look as though you had a wonderful trip! Thanks for sharing! Enjoy your weekend!!

    August 1, 2013 at 17:39

  23. lovely!

    August 1, 2013 at 18:35

  24. Stunning pictures!!

    August 1, 2013 at 21:25

  25. I’m sure it was great being back in wonderful England.:-) Happy wekend, Lady Fi!

    August 1, 2013 at 22:14

  26. What a lovely trip, I love all the photos. Your sister the archer is fantastic and I love the horses. Beautiful countryside and pretty skies. Great post, have a happy weekend!

    August 1, 2013 at 23:27

  27. Pat

    Beautiful photos of beautiful scenes!
    I really like the little sign painted on the little water tank in the first photo.

    August 1, 2013 at 23:36

  28. Pat

    Beautiful scenes!

    August 2, 2013 at 00:15

  29. Outstanding photos, I loved them all but I especially enjoyed the archery shot.

    August 2, 2013 at 00:34

  30. Gorgeous shots of the sky and I love the scenery. The archer shot is great.

    August 2, 2013 at 03:22

  31. I find it hard to pick a favorite photo, but I really like the picture of your sister aiming for the clouds.

    August 2, 2013 at 03:23

  32. Great shots, I really like the photo with the bow.

    August 2, 2013 at 04:07

  33. Hi Fiona, Great photos from England… Love the one with the thatched roof. Lovely photos of the clouds.

    August 2, 2013 at 05:58

  34. Beautiful pics..have a great weekend:)

    August 2, 2013 at 07:49

  35. Beautiful skies! I like the archer shot.

    August 2, 2013 at 08:07

  36. Jim

    That arrow shot is awesome.

    August 2, 2013 at 09:37

  37. Superb pictures, especially the archer’s, such a inspiring image !

    August 2, 2013 at 10:37

  38. Beautiful collection of clouds.
    Thanks for sharing and enjoy your weekend.

    August 2, 2013 at 10:48

  39. Your photos are ever so beautiful! I love the composition of your sister (the archer)’s photo! And now I wish to have a few horses on a farm too …

    August 2, 2013 at 10:55

  40. You are a very clever photographer! Thanks for your beautiful art!

    August 2, 2013 at 11:00

  41. Wonderful collection of lovely skies!

    August 2, 2013 at 11:50

  42. j’aime bien ce cliché sur l’archer

    August 2, 2013 at 11:58

  43. Totally agree. Awesome shots -enjoying them all.
    Thanks for dropping by:)

    August 2, 2013 at 12:44

  44. Clouds are beautiful things indeed. But, like, today, we dread it in my side of the world. Because it means heavy rains brought by typhoons😦

    August 2, 2013 at 13:25

  45. Great shots of the cloudy skies ~ happy weekend to you ~ Beautiful header for your blog ^_^

    August 2, 2013 at 14:56

  46. Lovely English skies. Was your sister trying to shoot down a cloud?

    August 2, 2013 at 15:16

  47. lovely .. i dont think we need her help here but its a wonderful shot

    August 2, 2013 at 17:22

  48. Amazing pics!

    August 2, 2013 at 17:30

  49. Al

    Those are lovely, soft clouds, and such beautiful landscapes.

    August 2, 2013 at 17:53

  50. what glorious photos of a really beautiful place!

    August 2, 2013 at 18:08

  51. Wow, beautiful, that second pic is just wow…

    August 2, 2013 at 19:02

  52. Aiming into the cloud,what a beautiful shot.

    August 2, 2013 at 19:26

  53. Happy that you brought some beautiful English skies back with you as souvenirs — and grateful that you shared them. (And hope you sent a print to your sister the archer — what a great portrait!)

    August 2, 2013 at 22:05

  54. Really like the bow and arrow shot!

    August 3, 2013 at 02:30

  55. All of these are great! I love the banner. Oscar cuts a nice image in the water!

    August 3, 2013 at 03:37

  56. jenmuddybootdreams

    Sounds like you had a great time…good to be back home again I bet. I really love the perspective on the shot of your sister…that’s beautiful.


    August 3, 2013 at 04:04

  57. Love that shot of your sister, the archer!!

    August 3, 2013 at 04:52

  58. Love the archer shot and what a beautiful place..

    August 3, 2013 at 05:35

  59. Good to see the old place, and good to see we still have archers to defend the shores!!

    Cheers – Stewart M

    August 3, 2013 at 09:10

  60. Fantastic photos as always!

    August 3, 2013 at 12:55

  61. Wonderful shots! Love the second one! The clouds are really impressive!
    Have a nice weekend!

    August 3, 2013 at 14:52

  62. Your words are gentle and poetic, images so superb, as always. Hope the rain clouds disperse over my place. Only rain can soften the heat.

    August 3, 2013 at 16:37

  63. Gorgeous! I always wanted to be an archer & look cool like that. The skies are beautiful, and as you know, I do love clouds!

    August 3, 2013 at 16:39

  64. Oh, those soft emerald hills are beautiful. What a scene!
    I enjoy the archer shot – as I live in a houseful of archers. My ten year old son & husband were both taking target practice in the yard this afternoon.
    I also smiled at the label on the water for hot / muddy dogs and boots. :)

    August 4, 2013 at 02:28

  65. Hi! Nice captures. Your photos are very attractive. I want to go to England in some future. Thanks for sharing.

    August 4, 2013 at 07:00

  66. beautiful..love the Archer shot…I am impressed! I hope you had a great visit!:)

    August 5, 2013 at 06:16

  67. Beautiful pictures, fantastic ideas, beautiful land:) Regards

    August 5, 2013 at 09:00

  68. the 2nd one is my favorite… I wish those overhead wires weren’t there to steal its beauty:-)
    Happy clicking!

    August 5, 2013 at 15:02

  69. Not just Sussex, either – those clouds looked just like some we saw in Cambridge!

    August 6, 2013 at 11:15

  70. Damn, your sis looks as if she has a very firm arm!:-) Great angle.

    Greetings from London.

    August 6, 2013 at 12:56

  71. That’s a beautiful place to skywatch! Thanks for stopping by.

    August 6, 2013 at 20:31

  72. beautiful dramatic sky with nice contrasts!

    August 7, 2013 at 18:33

  73. Beautiful, very nice photos and stunning clouds

    August 11, 2013 at 07:34

  74. Exquisite photography!

    Exquisite blog!

    Have a lovely week!

    August 13, 2013 at 10:24

  75. Love those last two images!!

    March 13, 2014 at 00:27

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