England

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.

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Golden moments

I’m away all week – off to England

To visit my mum.

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Time to enjoy family, old houses

And my mum’s garden —

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And, of course, my favourite walk

Up on the Sussex Downs.

(I wont’ be around to visit you this week.)

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Hallelujah chorus

A choir of glorious rays

Breaks over the English countryside.

It’s sunset

And you can almost hear the angels sing.

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De-light

(This is a continuation of photos from my last post.)

Oh, the soft golden light of sunset

And a hot haze over the hills of Sussex, England!

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And to top it all —

The glowing sun

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Turned tails and manes

To molten gold and bronze.

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Emerald and sapphire

I was in Sussex, England, over Easter —

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

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There’s nothing like emerald fields

Glowing beneath a sky of sapphire,

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With animals enjoying

The background of big, rolling clouds.

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Rolling hill skies

I’m off to visit my parents in England.

They live in a small village

Nestled at the foot of the rolling hills of the Downs.

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For me, the golden fields

And wide open skies

Embody the beauty of the English countryside.

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And finding two horses nuzzling each other

Is just the cherry on top of the cake.

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(I’ll be back in a week, but the Our World link will be up and running as usual on Monday evening.)

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Leafy stars

One of my favourite houses in West Sussex, England,

Is St. Mary’s: a timbered house from around 1470.

House front

The house is still lived in today,

(And open to the public on certain afternoons)

And boasts many beautiful gardens.

Here is a peek at the back!

House from back

I love this summer reflection

In the leaded window of the house.

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Next door, is a secret garden

Where children play music

Child on flute

And leafy stars abound.

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Quintessentially thatched

There is something so

Quintessentially English about old thatched cottages.

Magnolia and cottage

Most of the buildings with thatch

Pre-date the 1800s and a good thatched roof

Can last up to fifty years.

Looks as if this cottage needs a new roof though!

Old thatch

The new Globe Theatre

(A modern reconstruction of Shakespeare’s Globe)

Is the only building in London with a thatched roof.

The Globe

However, I prefer my thatched buildings

Slumbering among wildflowers, don’t you?

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Fields of gold

I love the rolling hills

Of the Sussex countryside,

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With its endless blue

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And fields of gold

Rising to meet the welcoming sky.

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