Blue-tiful

During my trip to Sussex, I climbed up Beachy Head.

The walk is a steep one – but I was joined

By wildflowers and stunted trees waving their hair in the wind.

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The blue of the sea faded

Into the blue of the sky.

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I heard the skylarks – and also a more unusual sound –

Bagpipes being played by a lone piper (intent on not annoying his neighbours?)

He played well – and the music made the scenery even more majestic.

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72 thoughts on “Blue-tiful

  1. Oh, Fiona, I can’t imagine anything more wonderful than a (talented) lone piper appearing out of nowhere. All of my Gaelic roots would be a-quiver, if that isn’t a mixed metaphor or something (still on my first coffee of the day here) — thanks for sharing your walk to Beachy Head.

    I have had my Our World post ready for a while now and am fighting to keep away from it because I edit and re-edit things to death if they’re written more than a few hours ahead of time. Once a journeyman printer, always a proofreader, and a very persnickety one at that. Sigh.
    Kay

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  2. The bagpipe playing at a distance would add a majestic sense of beauty to the sweeping scenery. In my world, a neighbor plays the guitar outdoors softly on some evenings and it is wonderful to hear.

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  3. Lovely to see your photographs.
    I had to smile at the story of the bag-pipe player … similar happened to my husband Eddie a few years back.
    He was actually playing golf, and it was a misty late afternoon and he suddenly heard the sound of bagpipes being played …
    Well, they have to practise don’t they!

    All the best Jan

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  4. HA! Fiona, I love your post title for this post. VERY clever!!! 🙂

    That first photograph of the wildflowers and trees blowing in the wind is gorgeous. You can actually see the motion as if the image was a moving film.

    And that blue sky….WOW!

    “He played well – and the music made the scenery even more majestic.”

    Oh how wonderful! Almost like a soundtrack.

    Thanks so much for sharing the beauty, my friend!

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  5. The music of the bagpipes is like the sound of children playing – very nice in the distance but not recommended in an enclosed space!

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  6. Awesome scenes. I can see how bent the trees are so it must be very windy there on the coast line. What a treat to hear the bagpipes as you journeyed on.

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  7. The piper must had added to the atmosphere. My Mum used to saw, that when gorse is out of flower, kissing is out of fashion. So, its still fashionable I see!

    Cheers – Stewart M – Melbourne

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  8. Your lovely posts always take me on a trip with words and photos that give me a greater insight and vision of the spot we visit. I’d love to go to Beachy Head and listen to the music of the birds.

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  9. How lyrically perfect that sound must have been. Excellent imagery of the trees waving their hair in the wind hope they don’t have allergies.

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  10. You made me homesick ! Since 2008 I spent each year 10 days with my friends in Eastbourne and I have been so many times on Beachy Head, it’s so beautiful !

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  11. I love your change of palette from winter whites to springy blues. Plus, we have a newly minted Duke and Duchess of Sussex as of Harry and Meghan’s wedding day. I have been offline for some time because of a death in the immediate family.

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