Skip to comments.A Beautiful Day In Old Englandů..
Posted on 06/13/2010 2:50:52 PM PDT by sussex
We thought we would share my wifes pictures of the first true summer day of the year in England when we decided to drive from Sussex into Kent to visit Scotney Castle, now owned by The National Trust.
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Such a beautiful country...such a history, going back thousands of years...such a shame it will be gone and replaced by mid-century.
Does Summer in England start at an earlier date than the rest of the Northern Hemisphere?
How soothing. I think I remember him from a snowy day post last winter.
Those were just stunning and making me wish I was over there right now...
And did those feet in ancient time
Walk upon England’s mountains green?
And was the holy Lamb of God
On England’s pleasant pastures seen?
The Weald is good, the Downs are best -
I'll give you the run of 'em, East to West.
Beachy Head and Winddoor Hill,
They were once and they are still.
Firle, Mount Caburn and Mount Harry
Go back as far as sums'll carry.
Ditchling Beacon and Chanctonbury Ring,
They have looked on many a thing;
And what those two have missed between 'em
I reckon Truleigh Hill has seen 'em.
Highden, Bignor and Duncton Down
Knew Old England before the Crown.
Linch Down, Treyford and Sunwood
Knew Old England before the Flood.
And when you end on the Hampshire side -
Butser's old as Time and Tide.
The Downs are sheep, the Weald is corn,
You be glad you are Sussex born!
Kinda reminds me of wine country in Ontario.
A thought...I was reviewing Oliver Cromwell the other day and trying to determine if there are any parallels to the current situation in the United States.
Is Obama today’s Oliver Cromwell?
Can Cromwell and the parliamentarians be compared to the Taliban regarding their religious excesses and putting their boot on the neck of Olde England, Scotland, and the emerald isle?
What a lovely place - thanks for posting!
We’re having a rather large thunderstorm in my (otherwise) boring Southern suburb. I hope the power doesn’t go out!
Very nice! Thanks for that!
How wonderful. Thank you so much for posting—brought back enchanted memories.
True astronomic summer starts in just a few more days, but it already feels like deep summer in the UK, as the weather has been exceptionally warm (hot by their standards).
My friends in the UK are putting out feelers about immigrating to the US. I wish the employment situation were better for them.
God bless England.
Western civilization owe her the largest debt.
The book is well worth reading, it's so rooted in Sussex (and specifically in the Weald) that you almost feel the earth and breathe the air. Beautiful country!
...over my head.
“God bless England.
Western civilization owe her the largest debt.”
Absolutely - we’d still be in the Dark Ages, but for England.
Kipling is great, you know I should make a summer project of reading him.
He must be really rolling in his grave these days, poor Rudyard.
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