Postcards from England

I had a great visit with my mum in England.

The day of my arrival saw the tail end of Hurricane Ophelia,

Which created a lovely background for sheep silhouettes.

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The next day was warm and misty.

On our walk, we saw a strange, n-ewe species:

The two-headed sheep!

(Sorry about the baa-d pun.)

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Our destination was this old, Saxon church

Dating back to the late 11th century.

My father is buried in this beautiful (and slightly isolated) location.

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I’m busy this week with work so will only be posting once.

For more postcards, please go to: Our World.

And check out: Skywatch.

 

 

82 responses

  1. Ah—-this is neat!!!!! Love the Two headed sheep… ha ha ha…

    What a great place for a cemetery… Your father is definitely buried in a peaceful place.

    Hugs,
    Betsy

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    October 23, 2017 at 14:09

  2. Kyrkan Γ€r verkligen fin…

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    October 23, 2017 at 14:33

  3. Interesting to note that the alphabetical names of disastrous hurricanes in the Caribbean and USA mainland (namely Irma, Maria, Nate) continued across the Atlantic – Ophelia. We hope this is THE END of the 2017 storm season. You make the best of the end-of-storm sky with your camera. I’m so glad your visit with mum was congenial. Now back to work – for both of us.

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    October 23, 2017 at 15:03

    • I left just as Hurricane Brian was making its way to the UK!

      Lady Fi wrote: > >

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      October 23, 2017 at 18:16

  4. Your pictures make me homesick for England, I think I may have to jump on a plane and go home soon.

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    October 23, 2017 at 15:51

  5. Hello, beautfiul sky capture. I love the cute sheep. The church scene is pretty and peaceful. Lovely photos. Happy Monday, enjoy your new week!

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    October 23, 2017 at 15:55

  6. Lovely shots, glad you caught the ‘tail end’.

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    October 23, 2017 at 16:28

  7. …the church is my favorite.

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    October 23, 2017 at 16:29

  8. Quite a distinctive church, with such history!

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    October 23, 2017 at 16:56

  9. Beautiful moments captured. Love that church.

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    October 23, 2017 at 17:19

  10. Oh my, what an incredibly mystic place to be buried … seeped in history and ancient beauty.

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    October 23, 2017 at 17:27

  11. Gorgeous sun, all red sky.

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    October 23, 2017 at 18:02

  12. indeed a beautiful place

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    October 23, 2017 at 18:07

  13. Beautiful shots, so interesting views and historical place, indeed! I like to see such amazing old buildings; And a sensitive, touching remembrance of your father, as well!
    Have a nice week!

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    October 23, 2017 at 18:07

  14. What a lovely old church. A peaceful spot to visit your father’s grave.

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    October 23, 2017 at 18:16

  15. Welcome back and glad you had a good time with your Mum ~ beautiful Great Britain countryside photos ~ love the animals ~ ^_^

    Love and light,
    A Shutterbug Explores

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    October 23, 2017 at 18:42

  16. Lovely and peaceful! Intriguing building. Don’t work too hard. πŸ˜‰

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    October 23, 2017 at 18:50

  17. Glad you had a nice visit with your mom, beautiful photos as always πŸ™‚

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    October 23, 2017 at 19:31

  18. That must be a lovely place to visit.

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    October 23, 2017 at 19:48

  19. Ron

    Fiona, so glad to read that you had a great visit with your mum.

    Your photographs are BEYOND stunning! That last one of the cemetery/church is like work of art. It actually looks like a painting from the 11th century! The mist in the air is so beautiful!

    Thanks for sharing, my friend. Have a super week!

    P.S. Love the puns πŸ™‚

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    October 23, 2017 at 20:05

  20. Fiona, your pictures are gorgeous.
    The cemetery is mysterious and … picturesque.
    Greetings.

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    October 23, 2017 at 21:10

  21. Fabulous sky…. and oh what a beautiful church!

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    October 23, 2017 at 21:11

  22. Beautiful images.

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    October 23, 2017 at 21:45

  23. How lovely to go and visit your mum in England. Your father’s resting place is just beautiful and full of peace. All lovely shots.

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    October 23, 2017 at 22:10

  24. Love your postcards – and am so glad you had a lovely visit.

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    October 23, 2017 at 22:18

  25. So glad you missed the storms. What a wonderful week you have had if these gorgeous pics are any indication.

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    October 23, 2017 at 22:59

  26. All of your photographs are lovely.
    The colour of the sky was weird when Ophelia hit the UK … we were amazed to see it and it did cause quite a stir.
    I’m laughing at the two headed sheep.

    I think the Church and cemetery look so peaceful, your father is definitely buried in a beautiful place.

    All the best Jan

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    October 24, 2017 at 00:14

  27. Bill Dodd

    Very enjoyable post!

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    October 24, 2017 at 00:59

  28. You find purple sky wherever you are, Fi. PS – that WAS a bad pun! I love the churchyard where your father rests.

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    October 24, 2017 at 01:00

  29. Al

    Lovely English countryside and photos. My grandparents are buried in a similar, isolated English church, and I’m embarrassed to admit how long it is since I’ve been there, but I have no relatives left there that would recognize me.

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    October 24, 2017 at 01:30

  30. Baa-ee-utiful Fiona πŸ’› Enjoy the landscape, the times and friends and family! xo

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    October 24, 2017 at 02:02

  31. calvin

    Oh ewe.

    Am always amazed when I see images from the UK, especially buildings. There are hinges on doors still in use that are older than the country I live in.

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    October 24, 2017 at 04:10

  32. Beautiful scenes from your trip…hope you had a pleasant visit.

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    October 24, 2017 at 04:18

  33. The last image is so beautiful.

    http://calrat.blogspot.com

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    October 24, 2017 at 05:47

  34. Gorgeous sky colour and I do like the peaceful churchyard scene. Thank you for the postcards ! Glad you weren’t caught up in the dramatic weather..

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    October 24, 2017 at 06:00

  35. Beautiful shots. I like the last shot.

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    October 24, 2017 at 08:58

  36. Truly awesome. Last pic my favorite.

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    October 24, 2017 at 09:58

  37. Great captures.Have a nice day.

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    October 24, 2017 at 11:18

  38. What a peaceful loving place to be laid to rest. Be safe on your journey.

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    October 24, 2017 at 11:52

  39. Love the two-headed sheep πŸ™‚ But the old Saxon church is my favorite; reminds me of what I usually do whenever I go home – visit Papa(‘s grave).

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    October 24, 2017 at 13:59

  40. beautiful, all of them.

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    October 24, 2017 at 14:08

  41. That looks like a church I would like to visit but it does not look like it is down south

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    October 24, 2017 at 14:13

  42. i’m pretty convinced now that pink skies just follow you where ever you go. lovely

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    October 24, 2017 at 14:50

  43. What a rich building – Architecture wise. Charming pastures.

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    October 24, 2017 at 17:43

  44. Oh your English shots are SO good!

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    October 24, 2017 at 19:02

  45. Amy

    oh I’m so envious, I’d love to visit the locations you are visiting, the old church would be just my thing.

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    October 24, 2017 at 20:55

  46. Ophelia did create some very strange skies that is for sure.

    Mollyx

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    October 24, 2017 at 22:50

  47. My Lady Fi – How extraordinary! I think all we blog readers should go together and buy passage for you on a round-the-world cruise so long as you take that marvelous camera. We could publish it and title it – The Lady Fi encyclopedia of beauty.

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    October 24, 2017 at 23:37

  48. Such beautiful and peaceful bucolic scenes. I’m sure your Mother enjoyed your visit.

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    October 24, 2017 at 23:53

  49. Hi,
    I am happy you had a safe trip.
    I am a huge fan of sheep. πŸ™‚ Fun photos. Thank you for sharing.
    Carla

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    October 25, 2017 at 04:33

  50. Ruth

    Glad you had a great time with your mom. The area being hit by a hurricane was weird. Hope the damage wasn’t major.

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    October 25, 2017 at 06:32

  51. I enjoyed my walk with you and your mum. The sky is a beautiful color even though it’s from the dust from the hurricane. Love your 2 headed sheep.

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    October 25, 2017 at 10:57

  52. Gorgeous captures all!

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    October 25, 2017 at 16:10

  53. Colleen@ LOOSELEAFNOTES

    I especially love that hint of pink behind the church.

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    October 25, 2017 at 17:20

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    October 25, 2017 at 19:41

  55. Beautiful, thanks for sharing.

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    October 25, 2017 at 20:43

  56. Glad that the hurricane didn’t interfere too much with your travels. It looks like such a tranquil spot where your mum is…lovely.

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    October 25, 2017 at 21:02

  57. Cracking shots! πŸ™‚

    Greetings from London.

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    October 25, 2017 at 22:39

  58. Your photography is always so stunningly beautiful! I’m inspired, and more than ever I want to visit England some day.

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    October 26, 2017 at 02:03

  59. Oh, Ewe and ewer puns!!! Actually that one reminds me of Dr Dolittle’s pushme-pullyou. I’m glad you had a good visit and that the storm was over so that you and your mum could walk in that beautiful countryside.

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    October 26, 2017 at 02:40

  60. The colour of that sunrise/sunset is so pretty!

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    October 26, 2017 at 04:55

  61. Thank you for these beautiful postcards! Have a lovely day! πŸ™‚

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    October 26, 2017 at 08:01

  62. Lovely landscapes.
    And beautiful sky in the first image. πŸ™‚

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    October 26, 2017 at 09:32

  63. Such a beautiful countryside. I sense the peace of your father’s resting place. I’m glad you had a good visit!

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    October 26, 2017 at 14:21

  64. I like those colorful sheep. I have seen some where I live too. πŸ™‚

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    October 26, 2017 at 17:55

  65. Excellent capture and interesting scenarios! Love the perspective on church and sheep silhouettes

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    October 26, 2017 at 19:25

  66. What an ethereal place to be buried. Thank you for sharing.

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    October 26, 2017 at 21:09

  67. So beautiful and evocative! You make me want to go back to England again πŸ™‚

    -Soma

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    October 27, 2017 at 03:06

  68. C-ewe-t post and play on words ;-). The sky photos are absolutely beautiful. I’m so glad you had a nice visit with your mom. xx

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    October 27, 2017 at 07:12

  69. What a beautiful, peaceful churchyard. Happy to see your English views.

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    October 27, 2017 at 14:32

  70. A really beautiful old church and a wonderful place to visit from time to time!

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    October 27, 2017 at 20:06

  71. jMo

    The green of the cemetery is amazing especially with the old stone and mist behind it. I think the weirdo hurricane created those two-headed sheep along with an awesome sunset. I adore the little critters you can see silhouetted behind and beneath the barbed wire.

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    October 27, 2017 at 22:12

  72. Beautiful photos Fiona! LOVE the old church. That building was built 400 – 500 years before the first (known) building in the United States. Things like this really bring home, the fact the U.S. is still a new country.

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    October 28, 2017 at 02:24

  73. So serene and beautiful!

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    October 29, 2017 at 06:37

  74. Beautiful Postcards from England, very nice photos
    Wonderful sunset sky and colors, awesome sheep capture, and very nice old building on a graveyard

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    October 29, 2017 at 08:41

  75. Breathtaking.
    The church. OH< MY! such history.
    And the sheep resting. gorgeous creatures.
    My heart of full. xx

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    October 29, 2017 at 16:04

  76. Have been in love with your mom.
    Gorgeous pictures.
    Very beautifully photographed.

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    October 30, 2017 at 21:16

  77. looks so bucolic!

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    October 30, 2017 at 21:21

  78. I’m pleased that you missed Ophelia. It wasn’t very nice. i wonder what county that is – Sussex?

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    October 31, 2017 at 20:18

    • Yes – West Sussex!

      Lady Fi wrote: > >

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      October 31, 2017 at 20:58

  79. Just beautiful!

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    November 2, 2017 at 03:13

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