Emerald and sapphire

I was in Sussex, England, over Easter —

And one of my favourite activities is walking on the Downs.

Emerald field.jpg

There’s nothing like emerald fields

Glowing beneath a sky of sapphire,

Sheep.jpg

With animals enjoying

The background of big, rolling clouds.

Cow and bird.jpg

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81 responses

  1. thecrazysheeplady

    Beautiful colors and I had no idea you all had big open fields like that. My mind they are all stonewalls… ;-).

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    May 5, 2016 at 15:15

  2. Lovely images of a lovely sight

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    May 5, 2016 at 15:16

  3. Jewel-toned nature – glorious!

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    May 5, 2016 at 15:18

  4. Another gorgeous area!!!! SO beautiful… I’d take being there anytime over being in New York City….

    Hugs,
    Betsy

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    May 5, 2016 at 15:22

  5. Beautiful Vista

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    May 5, 2016 at 15:22

  6. lush green

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    May 5, 2016 at 15:28

  7. amazing contrast between the blue and the green. love it!

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    May 5, 2016 at 15:45

  8. I love the English countryside and you are a great photographer! Well done!…

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    May 5, 2016 at 15:51

    • Thank you. I do miss the English countryside!

      Lady Fi wrote: > >

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      May 5, 2016 at 21:47

  9. Down walking, I feel just the same. Great images Fi.

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    May 5, 2016 at 16:02

  10. Delightful Fiona!!

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    May 5, 2016 at 16:47

  11. Beautiful! Love the bird on the cow’s back. 🙂

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    May 5, 2016 at 18:36

  12. so beautiful !!!

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    May 5, 2016 at 19:23

  13. lovely!

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    May 5, 2016 at 19:31

  14. So beautiful and looks so peaceful.

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    May 5, 2016 at 19:36

  15. lovely, those would be my favourite gems…well ruby too.

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    May 5, 2016 at 20:45

  16. OMG!! Those hills…did you just get goosebumps? I did! Magnificent scenery…:)JP

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    May 5, 2016 at 20:59

    • Yes, I just love those hills and miss them!

      Lady Fi wrote: > >

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      May 5, 2016 at 21:58

  17. Recently from someone I learned about “streaky clouds in a blue sky”… As an expression, I found it so interesting to describe these kinds of skies!! blue sky with streaky clouds and an emerald field (in your picture) is such gorgeous vision for eyes! I love these skies and scenery! many thanks…

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    May 5, 2016 at 21:27

  18. Hello, beautiful countryside and lovely blue skies. The colors are lovely! Happy Thursday, enjoy your day and weekend ahead!

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    May 5, 2016 at 21:33

  19. The colors in that rolling field are so beautiful and soothing to the eye. Great capture of the bird on the cow. 🙂

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    May 5, 2016 at 22:41

  20. Soooooo green.
    Something we rarely see here.
    Love that big sky too.

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    May 5, 2016 at 23:29

  21. how gorgeous.

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    May 5, 2016 at 23:54

  22. spazio ai grando orizzonti! piacevolissime le figure che spuntano dal crinale di smeraldo

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    May 6, 2016 at 00:03

  23. Bill Dodd

    Aw, these are just great. LOVE the composition with the sheep, and the bird sitting on the cow (or steer). Definitely SPRINGTIME.

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    May 6, 2016 at 00:25

  24. Al

    Exquisite shots of that lovely English countryside.

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    May 6, 2016 at 01:47

  25. Can’t get much earthier than that. Beautiful.

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    May 6, 2016 at 02:23

  26. Ron

    Fiona, such MAGICAL photographs! The first image looks like a scene from the movie The Wizard of Oz and the Emerald City!

    That last image is absolutely BRILLIANT! What an amazing capture!

    *applause*

    Thanks so much for sharing. Have a super weekend, my friend!

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    May 6, 2016 at 03:20

  27. wow truly amazing. Thanks a lot for sharing.
    ~ Have a nice weekend ~

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    May 6, 2016 at 04:12

  28. yogiabb

    Beautiful, you have a way with both images and words.

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    May 6, 2016 at 04:49

  29. Impressive photos! You’re exactly right, there’s nothing better than seeing endless blue skies and rolling green hills. 🙂

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    May 6, 2016 at 06:06

  30. that first shot has such a wonderful sweep of colour to it! I like how you captured the animals against the horizon.

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    May 6, 2016 at 06:26

  31. what a soothing sight to cool the eyes!

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    May 6, 2016 at 06:52

  32. An amazing sight! Looks like a never ending stretch of emerald fields.

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    May 6, 2016 at 09:14

  33. Beautiful landscape.
    Best regards, Irma

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    May 6, 2016 at 09:49

  34. Looks like you grabbed the windows desktop photo. Great those empty fields. I like it.

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    May 6, 2016 at 11:17

  35. Anonymous

    Beautiful rolling emerald fields…and ovely isolation of the two shgeep with the cloudy sky as the backdrop!

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    May 6, 2016 at 12:21

  36. Lovely as always with such a calming/peaceful effect!

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    May 6, 2016 at 12:27

  37. Hi Lady Fi, “Emerald and sapphire” … What a neat post! I love the open fields and the beautiful clouds in the sky. Great photos!

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    May 6, 2016 at 13:32

  38. Fabulous photos and impressions of a wonderful time.
    Best regards, Synnöve

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    May 6, 2016 at 13:54

  39. The overwhelming vastness!!

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    May 6, 2016 at 14:32

  40. Coloring Outside the Lines

    Beautiful shots!

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    May 6, 2016 at 15:06

  41. These are fantastic! Such a lovely sight.

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    May 6, 2016 at 15:47

  42. Stunning! The first picture looks so similar to the classic Windows wallpaper! 🙂

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    May 6, 2016 at 16:42

  43. Daniel LaFrance

    A slice of heaven on earth.

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    May 6, 2016 at 17:00

  44. That’s a wee bit different from the views over New York Fiona 🙂 very lovely rural scenes..

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    May 6, 2016 at 17:25

  45. The landscape is gorgeous.

    Worth a Thousand Words

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    May 6, 2016 at 17:28

  46. So green and beautiful! The bird on the cow is funny — I see that sometimes, but have never been able to get a picture.

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    May 6, 2016 at 18:14

  47. Sky and clouds seem so near! Amazing views!

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    May 6, 2016 at 19:07

  48. Fabulous shots.

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    May 6, 2016 at 20:12

  49. What stunning views!

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    May 6, 2016 at 20:20

  50. Cristina

    Green, sunny, fresh and beautiful ! Love it 🙂

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    May 6, 2016 at 21:59

  51. I feel so tranquil after seeing these photos. Thanks, Lady Fi! Very beautiful photos here.

    Have a wonderful weekend!

    Alexander
    Alex’s World! – http://alex.kakinan.com

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    May 6, 2016 at 22:37

  52. Rahul

    Stunning beauty!

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    May 7, 2016 at 05:29

  53. Breathtaking!

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    May 7, 2016 at 07:54

  54. Awesome. Have a wonderful weekend. xx

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    May 7, 2016 at 08:44

  55. Don

    An excellent series of gorgeous landscapes.

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    May 7, 2016 at 14:09

  56. It seems like you can simply reach up and touch the clouds.

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    May 7, 2016 at 14:10

  57. You always find some beautiful spaces in this world to capture! Blessings.

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    May 7, 2016 at 17:27

  58. This country has some of the most amazing views ever. Been out and about today in the warm weather and it’s been just as fantastic as in your photos. Thanks.

    Greetings from London.

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    May 7, 2016 at 21:34

  59. Beautiful images!!

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    May 8, 2016 at 00:07

  60. Wow, these are gorgeous shots!!

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    May 8, 2016 at 04:34

  61. It is very green there, I like how you composed the shots. Lovely. Too bad the dogs are not there too! 😉

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    May 8, 2016 at 07:43

  62. Wonderful landscape photos, very nice light, shadows and colors

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    May 8, 2016 at 09:09

  63. Very scenic sheep! I like them.

    Cheers – Stewart M – Melbourne

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    May 8, 2016 at 09:34

  64. What beautiful scenery!

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    May 8, 2016 at 13:29

  65. beautiful countryside with blue skies

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    May 8, 2016 at 13:55

  66. I know a part of the South Downs, it’s just such a beautiful place !

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    May 8, 2016 at 16:30

  67. That does indeed look like a lovely way to enjoy a day. Wishing you a Happy Mother’s Day.

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    May 8, 2016 at 16:34

  68. Stunning photos! I’ve not yet visited Sussex, but I’d love to 🙂

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    May 8, 2016 at 17:01

  69. Just calm in this peaceful world – Beautiful framing, I like here

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    May 8, 2016 at 18:34

  70. Wow, how beautiful photos !!!

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    May 8, 2016 at 19:11

  71. nocolebolo


    WoW!. Great and soft landscapes. I love those colors.

    hugs

    · LMA · & · CR ·

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    May 8, 2016 at 23:30

  72. Wow! Well composed shots!

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    May 9, 2016 at 01:56

  73. Sheep 🙂 Some of my favorite farm animals.
    Great photos and I like your title of the post.

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    May 9, 2016 at 05:11

  74. Lynn

    My goodness – you get around a bit! Lovely downs.

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    May 9, 2016 at 12:30

  75. The second one is my favourite — great composition and colours!

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    May 9, 2016 at 16:15

  76. Pat

    Such a peaceful pasture! It looks like paradise.

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    May 10, 2016 at 01:06

  77. These are just stunning.

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    May 12, 2016 at 20:40

  78. Brilliantly taken….i just loved the last pic ❤

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    May 13, 2016 at 14:43

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