Posts tagged “Downs

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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Magical horses

Up on the Downs in Sussex, England,

On a magical sunset evening —

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Layers of golden hills

Glow like jewels

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While horses graze

And rainbows sparkle.

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