Stopping for skies

Last summer in England was a good one for skies.

I made my sister drive me up to the Downs

Where I got a gorgeous view of Lancing College —

And the sea melting into the horizon and becoming sky.

Sea-horizon

I also made her stop in a lay-by as I was fascinated

By the bright blue of the rain-washed sky

In contrast to the soft gold of the sheep-dotted hills.

Blue sky

And finally, this sky stopped me —

Dramatic, moody and beautiful

(Not unlike a lot of us)!

Drama copy

I’m away in England and might not get round to visiting you all.

For more great-looking skies, please visit: Skywatch.

98 responses

  1. Hudson Howl

    All the emotions, the words, feelings are out there in nature if one looks. You look. That’s simply a good thing.

    I identify with the last image, though not the words -okay I lied, the words as well -busted and guilty as charged.

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    March 13, 2014 at 13:17

    • Hudson Howl

      ha it feels good to be first to comment…..am usually at the bottom of the pile. Have a good trip -take lots of pictures (taking lots of pictures thats funny).

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      March 13, 2014 at 13:19

  2. Gorgeous skies!!! Have a good trip!!

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    March 13, 2014 at 13:28

  3. Nice one Fi, makes me feel at home, lol.

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    March 13, 2014 at 14:05

  4. These are beautiful shots, LadyFi…
    I found myself falling in the changing moods just like the sky:)

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    March 13, 2014 at 14:56

  5. I could stare at the open fields forever …

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    March 13, 2014 at 14:58

  6. just lovely. enjoy it all over again!

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    March 13, 2014 at 15:06

  7. Lovely! Enjoy your time there and take lots more pictures.

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    March 13, 2014 at 15:23

  8. One of the best pictures on your blog. Absolutely delightful!

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    March 13, 2014 at 15:28

    • Rahul

      I second this!

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      March 13, 2014 at 16:37

  9. These skies are beautiful. I hope you enjoy your time in England and come back with more gorgeous.

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    March 13, 2014 at 15:38

  10. indrani

    Lovely capture and you have a great trip!

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    March 13, 2014 at 16:13

  11. Your photos do stir emotions – fantastic captures. Can’t wait to see what photos you bring home to offer us, your eagerly awaiting fans! Bon voyage!

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    March 13, 2014 at 16:21

  12. Gorgeous skies, I love the dramatic one! Beautifully captured!

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    March 13, 2014 at 16:23

  13. Such beautiful captures, Fiona! That last shot is breathtaking!! I do hope you’re having a wonderful visit!! Enjoy your weekend!

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    March 13, 2014 at 16:28

  14. It looks like plenty of pit stops for you on this beautiful trip.

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    March 13, 2014 at 16:28

  15. Don

    Beautiful images. I love the one where you can’t tell where the sky or the sea ends. Wonderful.

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    March 13, 2014 at 16:53

  16. The photos are gorgeous and my favorite is the “moody” sky. Have a splendid time in England!

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    March 13, 2014 at 17:50

  17. I love these three different skies!

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    March 13, 2014 at 17:50

  18. Beautiful!

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    March 13, 2014 at 17:53

  19. The best thing about skies is that they require you to look UP! Happy travels.

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    March 13, 2014 at 18:10

  20. So beautiful! Hope you are having a wonderful time.

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    March 13, 2014 at 18:26

  21. Yes, I like that exquisite skies and landscapes! Beautiful photos!

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    March 13, 2014 at 18:37

  22. That sky is sensational!!!!

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    March 13, 2014 at 18:58

  23. love the depth of that second shot….the sky and the fields….very cool…i need to get back to the beach…i se miss seeing that horizon disappear into the sky…..lovely….

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    March 13, 2014 at 19:30

  24. Hi There, We are home from George’s fabulous birthday trip. I will blog about it tomorrow. It was truly a trip we will be talking about for a VERY long time!!!!

    Great sky photos from England…. We saw some fabulous sky photos when we were in Arkansas on top of that mountain recently… Love sky photos. Thanks!
    Hugs,
    Betsy

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    March 13, 2014 at 19:38

  25. Absolutely love the second photo…such a wonderful contrast of colors that nature has painted on her canvas.

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    March 13, 2014 at 20:01

  26. lovely! I haven’t seen anything in England except London, should change that one day.

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    March 13, 2014 at 21:03

  27. Gorgeous shots!
    I love the skies.
    Have a good time in England.
    Hugs, Wieczora (◔‿◔) | Mein Fotoblog

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    March 13, 2014 at 21:16

  28. Wonderful views of the place, very scenic.

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    March 13, 2014 at 21:18

  29. Lovely scenery and sky shots. I love the last dramatic sky capture. Have a happy weekend!

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    March 13, 2014 at 22:33

  30. beautiful shots. love the landscape too.

    http://calrat.blogspot.com

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    March 13, 2014 at 22:42

  31. That sky is certainly dramatic!:-)

    Greetings from London.

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    March 13, 2014 at 22:49

  32. grande luce e profondità…quelle nuvole sono incredibili!

    great light and depth … those clouds are amazing!

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    March 13, 2014 at 23:32

  33. lovely to see new lands
    wishing you an awesome time away!

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    March 13, 2014 at 23:44

  34. A daily marvel. A daily miracle. Enjoy your time away.

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    March 14, 2014 at 00:11

  35. You have such an eye. l loved the “lay by” pic

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    March 14, 2014 at 03:23

  36. I admire your eye!

    ALOHA from Honolulu
    Comfort Spiral

    =^..^= ❤

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    March 14, 2014 at 03:34

  37. Simply magnificent shots.
    Loved them!

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    March 14, 2014 at 04:20

  38. Beautiful landscapes. They remind me of two areas I travelled to in Canada over the past two summers:-) Happy Skywatch!

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    March 14, 2014 at 05:22

  39. You have an “eye” for photography. I liked the last image the best but the other two were photos to make the mind think and kept on looking at them again and again until finally I could think of something to say. Nice work!
    JM Illinois
    U.S.A.

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    March 14, 2014 at 05:28

  40. Enjoy your trip!! Looks like a lovely area. :)

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    March 14, 2014 at 05:37

  41. Gorgeous captures!!

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    March 14, 2014 at 05:39

  42. Beautiful! Lancing College looks incredibly picturesque!

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    March 14, 2014 at 05:53

  43. Always a joy to visit and see your fabulous photos. Happy traveling!

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    March 14, 2014 at 05:57

  44. Have a nice trip. Enjoying the landscapes and skies. Love it.

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    March 14, 2014 at 06:14

  45. Apparantly you are enjoying the scenery!!

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    March 14, 2014 at 07:23

  46. Beautiful picture!

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    March 14, 2014 at 11:04

  47. wundervoll..ich liebe es wenn der Wind die Wolken über den Himmel jagt
    LG vom katerchen zum Wochenende

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    March 14, 2014 at 11:38

  48. All three are lovely!:)

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    March 14, 2014 at 11:51

  49. What beautiful skies and a scary one too ! The downs are a lovely place I went there several times when I stayed in Eastbourne

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    March 14, 2014 at 12:21

  50. fantastic skies – especially the cloudy one – have a great weekend!

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    March 14, 2014 at 12:50

  51. Oh my gosh that sheep-dotted hill is amazing!! I could sit there and look at that view for hours and hours. Thank you for always blessing us with your amazing pictures.

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    March 14, 2014 at 13:27

  52. The looks of the sea melting into the horizon feels like velvet!

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    March 14, 2014 at 14:36

  53. Enjoy your time … bring back some more beautiful skies! These are wonderful in the meantime.

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    March 14, 2014 at 17:37

  54. What beautiful views these are.

    Have a wonderful weekend!

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    March 14, 2014 at 17:56

  55. Three wonderful landscapes, the last one is also very dramatic,

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    March 14, 2014 at 18:10

  56. Pat

    Lovely landscape/sky shots.

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    March 14, 2014 at 20:00

  57. You e captured the essence of English skies perfectly. Four seasons in one day doesn’t even cover it:)

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    March 14, 2014 at 20:23

  58. Wonderful series Fi. I hope you are having a wonderful time!

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    March 14, 2014 at 21:06

  59. beautiful landscape. The second one is my favorite.:)

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    March 14, 2014 at 21:46

  60. Fantastic shots of the sky and beautiful landscapes too.

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    March 14, 2014 at 22:15

  61. Hopefully, your skies this year are as scenic and dramatic. Have a great visit, Fi. Stay safe and enjoy.

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    March 14, 2014 at 23:07

  62. Gorgeous landscapes and so beautiful skies! wonderful photos!

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    March 14, 2014 at 23:30

  63. That’s so pretty!

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    March 15, 2014 at 02:08

  64. You are on holidays, and shouldn’t feel like you need to visit with us, but if you do, we appreciate it so much. Have a absolutely wonderful time.

    Those vistas are magnificent.

    Jen

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    March 15, 2014 at 03:00

  65. surreal and dramatic:)

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    March 15, 2014 at 10:52

  66. Så flotte bilder …. og nydelig landskap. Håper du har en fin tur!

    Irene

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    March 15, 2014 at 11:49

  67. JM

    Very different but equally beautiful sky shots.

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    March 15, 2014 at 17:51

  68. Jim

    That first photo is wonderful! As are the others, Fiona. Have a good visit.

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    March 15, 2014 at 19:52

  69. The photo of the church (?) at the college in the first image reminds «Louis» of the cathedral at Chartres seeming to float like a vast ocean liner on a sea of wheat.

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    March 15, 2014 at 20:38

  70. Anonymous


    A pair of good photos but, the most important thing… enjoy England!!!

    · hugs

    · CR · & · LMA ·

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    March 15, 2014 at 22:15


  71. The most important… enjoy England.
    I am going to wait for your new photos.

    · hugs

    · CR · & · LMA ·

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    March 15, 2014 at 22:20

  72. Splendid shots – I do like the lay by shot. I hope to see some skies like this later in the year.

    Cheers – Stewart M – Melbourne

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    March 16, 2014 at 10:33

  73. Enjoy your time away LadyFi.

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    March 17, 2014 at 03:44

  74. Wonderful skies and landscape photos, wonderful colors.
    have a nice week, regards, Bram

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    March 17, 2014 at 13:33

  75. mir

    oh, those skies!!! beautiful

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    March 17, 2014 at 13:43

  76. That last photograph is a stunner. Gorgeous sky!

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    March 17, 2014 at 14:47

  77. Dear LadyFi, I trust you are enjoying England and being with your sister. Your photographs are like poetry. They match your words. Peace.

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    March 17, 2014 at 19:04

  78. Beautiful skies!! Amazed by the last photo!

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    March 17, 2014 at 22:52

  79. Hi,Lady Fi. The blue sky photo is very fascinating. Thanks for sharing.

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    March 18, 2014 at 00:52

  80. Great shots. i like that last shot.

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    March 18, 2014 at 06:48

  81. You have captured the skies so well. Enjoy your visit.

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    March 18, 2014 at 10:54

  82. I love pictures of skies, more so cloudy ones like the last one – something about clouds that give a sky character.

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    March 18, 2014 at 12:14

  83. Wonderful images…

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    March 18, 2014 at 12:22

  84. So beautiful.

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    March 18, 2014 at 14:03

  85. I love much the landscape of the second photo!

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    March 18, 2014 at 20:11

  86. Joy

    Awesome sights:)

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    March 18, 2014 at 22:09

  87. The sky in the last image is absolutely amazing. Like a piece of dramatic art

    Mollyxxx

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    March 18, 2014 at 23:58

  88. Lovely skies, and I love the curvy lines of that field!

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    March 19, 2014 at 01:12

  89. I love the beautiful skies in each and every photo! England has such glorious views! I hope you are having w=a wonderful trip!

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    March 19, 2014 at 06:01

  90. 22arti

    So gorgeous, all your posts are music for the soul. Have a great trip.:)

    My Yatra Diary…

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    March 19, 2014 at 11:07

  91. lindyloumac

    I hope you enjoyed your trip and that you were in England during the recent days of sunshine.:)

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    March 19, 2014 at 13:29

  92. enjoy your trip! lovely captures!

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    March 19, 2014 at 22:24

  93. Your photographs never, ever disappoint!

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    March 20, 2014 at 05:54

  94. My favourite is the second..makes me want to be there:)

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    March 20, 2014 at 22:51

  95. Are you in England now? Whereabouts?

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    March 23, 2014 at 11:34

    • I was in Steyning, West Sussex, but back in Sweden now.

      Lady Fi wrote: > >

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      March 23, 2014 at 16:30

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