Saturday, July 25, 2009

Where in the world...




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I’ve seen quite a bit of the world. In the short time I’ve been writing here I’ve taken you with me to India, Thailand, the Caribbean and across Europe.

Today was a typical English summer’s day. Warm and breezy with the sun peeping out from behind a scattering of fluffy white clouds. It’s on days like this that I travel the short distance from my home down to the seashore or up into the hills. There I can be alone with my thoughts and at one with Mother Nature.





This morning climbed up the path to the top of the hill overlooking the bustling town below. There was hardly a soul there. The occasional hiker and a few people exercising their dogs.





I stood on one spot for a minute or two and looked for a while in each direction. Up there with just the panorama for company I looked out over the undulating patchwork of green and gold fields speckled with woolly white downland sheep and punctuated by sturdy trees.


And I thought to myself how blessed I am to have all this just minutes away. I thought to myself that there is nowhere in the world I’d rather have been right then. Nowhere.



15 comments:

  1. I don't blame you. If I lived there I'd want to be right there too and only there. Lovely photo's and your new camera takes great pictures.

    Did you give thought to what I suggested with the old one? :) Incite another to form a passion for creativity.

    xxxxxx

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  2. Keith these hills look absolutely beautiful You are indeed blessed

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  3. What gorgeous space. All these views are splendid. I wouldn't want to be anywhere else either. Hope all is well.

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  4. The hills of home are always a lovely place. My hill looks out on bay and cities, but yours looks ideal if the lovely photos are any indication.

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  5. The greatest blessing of all is to be content where you are!

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  6. all to often we chase our tails looking for something that is right under our nose. I too spent some time musing today but I was at the beach. Nothing else con soothe your soul as a little time with mother nature,

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  7. There are scenes simalar to these within a couple of miles of Manchester (UK) city centre - that's what I love about England.

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  8. You certainly captured the spirit of the rolling South Downs. :)

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  9. OMG!
    Makes ya wanna break out in song aye?

    "The hills are alive with the sound of .OOOOOOOOOOHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH ."

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  10. It must be a wonderful feeling to live in a place that you love. Good post!

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  11. You are indeed lucky to live in such a place! I loved your descriptions and imagery!

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  12. So nice to have traveled to so many wonderful places, but like you say.. you are so blessed to have the beauty you have right in your own neck of the woods. thanks for sharing your beautiful country!
    xox

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  13. To pinch an old saying of my Dad's Keith, "That looks pretty bloody damned fine splendid!" :)

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  14. These pics are absolutely beautiful. Wish I could've been there to see it with you.

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