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A Beautiful Day In Old Englandů..
The Aged P.com ^ | 13/06/10 | the Aged P

Posted on 06/13/2010 2:50:52 PM PDT by sussex

We thought we would share my wife’s 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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TOPICS: History; Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: architecture; england; gardens
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1 posted on 06/13/2010 2:50:53 PM PDT by sussex
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To: sussex

Such a beautiful country...such a history, going back thousands of years...such a shame it will be gone and replaced by mid-century.


2 posted on 06/13/2010 2:53:08 PM PDT by BobL (The whole point of being human is knowing when the party's over.)
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To: sussex

Does Summer in England start at an earlier date than the rest of the Northern Hemisphere?


3 posted on 06/13/2010 2:53:15 PM PDT by 1raider1
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To: sussex

How soothing. I think I remember him from a snowy day post last winter.


4 posted on 06/13/2010 2:53:33 PM PDT by La Lydia
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To: sussex
Beautiful area.....we sometimes get some televised specials of the National Trust properties; great stuff.


5 posted on 06/13/2010 2:54:29 PM PDT by ErnBatavia (It's not the Obama Administration....it's the "Obama Regime".)
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To: sussex

Those were just stunning and making me wish I was over there right now...


6 posted on 06/13/2010 2:54:49 PM PDT by Paved Paradise
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To: sussex

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?


7 posted on 06/13/2010 2:57:07 PM PDT by Tijeras_Slim (Live jubtabulously!)
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To: Tijeras_Slim
"The Run of the Downs"

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!

-Rudyard Kipling

8 posted on 06/13/2010 3:00:47 PM PDT by AnAmericanMother (Ministrix of ye Chasse, TTGC Ladies' Auxiliary (recess appointment))
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To: sussex

Kinda reminds me of wine country in Ontario.


9 posted on 06/13/2010 3:02:08 PM PDT by Soothesayer9
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To: BobL

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?


10 posted on 06/13/2010 3:03:57 PM PDT by montomike (Politics should be about service and not a lucrative, money-making opportunity!)
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To: sussex

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!


11 posted on 06/13/2010 3:04:08 PM PDT by Tax-chick (A cat may look at a queen.)
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To: AnAmericanMother

Very nice! Thanks for that!


12 posted on 06/13/2010 3:04:35 PM PDT by jocon307 (It's the spending, stupid.)
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To: sussex

How wonderful. Thank you so much for posting—brought back enchanted memories.


13 posted on 06/13/2010 3:06:02 PM PDT by ottbmare (I could agree wth you, but then we'd both be wrong.)
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To: 1raider1
Does Summer in England start at an earlier date than the rest of the Northern Hemisphere?

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).

14 posted on 06/13/2010 3:07:32 PM PDT by ottbmare (I could agree wth you, but then we'd both be wrong.)
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To: BobL

My friends in the UK are putting out feelers about immigrating to the US. I wish the employment situation were better for them.


15 posted on 06/13/2010 3:08:18 PM PDT by ottbmare (I could agree wth you, but then we'd both be wrong.)
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To: sussex

God bless England.

Western civilization owe her the largest debt.


16 posted on 06/13/2010 3:10:21 PM PDT by wardaddy (I am not in favor of practical endorsements in primaries, endorse the conservative please)
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To: jocon307
It's from Kipling's Rewards and Fairies - the head piece to "The Knife and the Naked Chalk".

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!

17 posted on 06/13/2010 3:12:03 PM PDT by AnAmericanMother (Ministrix of ye Chasse, TTGC Ladies' Auxiliary (recess appointment))
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To: montomike

...over my head.


18 posted on 06/13/2010 3:13:14 PM PDT by BobL (The whole point of being human is knowing when the party's over.)
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To: wardaddy

“God bless England.

Western civilization owe her the largest debt.”

Absolutely - we’d still be in the Dark Ages, but for England.


19 posted on 06/13/2010 3:14:38 PM PDT by BobL (The whole point of being human is knowing when the party's over.)
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To: AnAmericanMother

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.


20 posted on 06/13/2010 3:15:09 PM PDT by jocon307 (It's the spending, stupid.)
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