The English countryside

When I was in England recently, I went on a long walk

Along the banks of the river that snaked like a silver ribbon

Through the Sussex countryside.

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It was a hazy, warm day.

Bramber castle and adjoining Norman church

Lay nestled in an autumn tinged valley.

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One of the bushes next to the river

Was humming with bright yellowhammers.

(If you look in the centre of the shot, you’ll see their bright yellow wings.)

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And, of course, no trip to Sussex is complete

Without a picture of the sheep grazing on the Downs.

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62 responses

  1. …number two is the winner for m.

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    November 5, 2018 at 15:21

  2. Hello, beautiful views of the countryside. I like the castle and the birds. Enjoy your day, have a great new week ahead!

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    November 5, 2018 at 15:59

  3. Love that picture showing the church in the background… GORGEOUS.

    Hugs,
    Betsy

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    November 5, 2018 at 16:14

  4. I love this part of the world. And your photos are as always beautiful. You know how to catch beauty so well.
    Have a nice week

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    November 5, 2018 at 16:29

  5. Lovely and peaceful photos!

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    November 5, 2018 at 16:55

  6. Beautiful views, particularly that last one.

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    November 5, 2018 at 17:05

  7. Pleasant English nature, and I love the Goldfinches around the teasel.

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    November 5, 2018 at 17:12

  8. How lovely that you have access to both Sussex and Sweden, and we benefit from your visits to both. Thank YOU!

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    November 5, 2018 at 17:15

  9. Love the yellowhammer in the teasels!

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    November 5, 2018 at 18:22

  10. It’s years since I visited Bramber; lovely part of the world.

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    November 5, 2018 at 18:26

  11. Beautiful photos – no 2 is my favourite too. I like your view of English countryside.

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    November 5, 2018 at 18:42

  12. Fall is in the air!

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    November 5, 2018 at 19:01

  13. your beautiful words enhance these fine shots!

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    November 5, 2018 at 19:36

  14. Mmm so lovely, and English! ❤

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    November 5, 2018 at 20:21

  15. Cows, castles and countryside, could you get more English than that? Quite lovely, Happy Guy Fawkes.

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    November 5, 2018 at 20:35

  16. A long walk, a serene walk, a beautiful walk. Thank you for taking us along.

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    November 5, 2018 at 21:14

  17. rhiebert

    The fog adds such a lovely feeling to these images.

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    November 5, 2018 at 21:30

  18. Ron

    Oh…my, my, my…these images literally took my breath away! Fiona, these are exquisite!

    I would love to take a walk through the Sussex countryside as well! You really know how to capture the essence (the “feeling”) of the images you photograph.

    I love the misty/foggy air. And yes, I spotted the yellowhammer! 🙂

    Once again, my friend, thank you for sharing the beauty always surrounds you.

    Have a lovely week!

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    November 5, 2018 at 23:37

  19. Al

    Beautiful. Although it’s been decades since I’ve been there, I have a special love for the English countryside.

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    November 6, 2018 at 01:07

  20. Rita McGregor

    Oh, how lovely! 🙂 🙂

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    November 6, 2018 at 02:09

  21. Your images are a wonderful reminder of how much I love the English countryside. Thank you LadyFi, marvelous photos!

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    November 6, 2018 at 02:51

  22. looks like a very scenic and relaxing walk. lovely

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    November 6, 2018 at 03:23

  23. I’m enjoying your misty photos, Fi. Damp and green in Sussex.

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    November 6, 2018 at 04:02

  24. A lovely visit to England, complete with sheep grazing on the Downs and the autumn mists. We’re getting morning mists here in Switzerland now too!

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    November 6, 2018 at 06:46

  25. Indeed, the setting is a perfect English countryside! Thanks for sharing, Fiona!

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    November 6, 2018 at 10:12

  26. Very beautiful views

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    November 6, 2018 at 10:37

  27. Beautiful soft and gentle pictures of the English countryside, though I think the bird on the teasels is actually a Goldfinch.

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    November 6, 2018 at 10:52

  28. Lynn

    Lovely and peaceful.

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    November 6, 2018 at 10:58

  29. The English countryside is beautiful. We were in the Cotswolds this fall which had a similar look.

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    November 6, 2018 at 13:58

  30. Very peaceful.

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    November 6, 2018 at 14:07

  31. The photos of going on a walk in the English countryside always make me homesick for the lovely country I grew up in. I was in Suffolk this summer….. beautiful! But a bit flat compared to my home in North Devon! I missed the hills.

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    November 6, 2018 at 14:31

  32. Wowza! I want to walk there. Now I know what the home setting for the Mary Russell/Sherlock Holmes stories looks like. Love it.

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    November 6, 2018 at 18:41

  33. So beautiful pics.

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    November 6, 2018 at 19:20

  34. You definitely captured the English autumn countryside Lady Fi. Lovely camera work. But your “yellowhammers” are Goldfinches.

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    November 6, 2018 at 19:58

    • That is strange, because there was a big sign put up by the Council calling them yellowhammers… Is this another name for goldfinch?

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      November 6, 2018 at 20:57

  35. So English mood! Castle, church, fog and gray sky. I miss it sometimes.
    Thank you for hosting.

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    November 6, 2018 at 20:44

  36. Delightful photos of the English countryside.

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    November 6, 2018 at 21:13

  37. Lovely memories.

    Worth a Thousand Words

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    November 6, 2018 at 21:31

  38. Colleen@ LOOSELEAFNOTES

    Such expansive and peaceful scenes.

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    November 6, 2018 at 21:35

  39. Carla TePaske

    Thank you for sharing, absolutely lovely!

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    November 6, 2018 at 21:36

  40. What a beautiful place for walking. We have nothing so pretty like that locally where I live. Thanks for hosting the link up.

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    November 6, 2018 at 22:34

  41. Oh my goodness. Absolutely beautiful. It makes me want to take a walk there…so pretty.

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    November 7, 2018 at 00:46

  42. Must have been such a rejuvenating walk!

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    November 7, 2018 at 01:53

  43. So beautiful Fiona, there isn’t anything quite comparable to the quintessential English countryside 💚

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    November 7, 2018 at 01:54

  44. Lovely shot . Keep commenting on my blog because I love your comments.

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    November 7, 2018 at 10:33

  45. I love the whole Island’s countryside ! It’s so special from ours with the patchwork fields the very green grass the quaint old farms, it’s so peaceful !

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    November 7, 2018 at 11:38

  46. Hi! Looking at your photos, I remembered a song named Take Me Home, Country Roads by John Denver. Yes, I found a yellow bird in your photo! Thanks for sharing.

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    November 7, 2018 at 13:58

  47. Lovely photos! I would love to see that in person! Thanks for sharing:)

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    November 7, 2018 at 21:49

  48. Amy

    Is that a castle in the background? I’m loving it.

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    November 8, 2018 at 09:15

    • Yes – you can see the ruins of Bramber Castle as well as the spires of the church, which is still in use.

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      November 8, 2018 at 11:25

  49. I recognize those scenes. How the leaves are changing now though.

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    November 8, 2018 at 16:35

  50. So gentle and mystically gentle. I love the church in the woods.

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    November 8, 2018 at 20:28

    • Lol that will teach me for clicking publish before double checking my comment! I meant one those gentles to be beautiful!

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      November 8, 2018 at 20:29

  51. lowcarbdiabeticJan

    Such a beautiful set of photographs, I think the second one is my favourite.

    All the best Jan

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    November 8, 2018 at 22:56

  52. Magical to see that castle rising out of the mist in back of the beautiful green farmland. Fairy tales come to mind.

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    November 9, 2018 at 02:45

  53. your first two photos had me in mind of the Bronte sister’s books. I love the misty look.l Have a fabulous weekend ahead.

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    November 9, 2018 at 10:40

  54. cool

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    November 9, 2018 at 17:02

  55. Many would complain about the mist, but in my mind the mist makes for the quintessential shot of UK countryside. Love them!

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    November 11, 2018 at 04:59

  56. A dreamland!

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    November 11, 2018 at 07:15

  57. Bird spotted. We are making plans for a UK visit next year. The decision to be made was hike in Sussex or the Wye Valley. The latter has been chosen but these images tell me another visit will have to be organised.

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    November 11, 2018 at 07:17

  58. The fog gives something special to the photos 🙂

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    November 11, 2018 at 17:40

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