Monday, 12 October 2009

Sheep Gazing


One of the startling things about Sussex, is despite being so crowded along the coast, once you get into the countryside, even when you're still able to hear the dim and steady roar of the dual carriageway, you are presented with views like this, which you suddenly realise has probably looked relatively similar for the last few hundred years, or longer.
Although perhaps slightly maudlin, I find myself inescapably returning the idea of those who've stopped to linger here before me, and inevitably, those who'll linger after me. Perhaps I'm becoming obsessed with mortality, but sometimes a tree and a sheep make me realise that I'm not going to have forever to procrastinate about life.

15 comments:

  1. How beautiful and peaceful! Lovely shot!

    Enjoy!

    Sylvia

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  2. What a beautiful photo and scenery. It does look peaceful.

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  3. I find myself thinking the same way sometimes. It would be almost impossible not to think that way when our feet are traveling on ground that so many others have traveled before us.

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  4. I often feel the same way while driving through the countryside. I love the fields of sheep and the clanging of the bells they wear!

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  5. That looks so much like New Zealand! Don't get too maudlin, more than likely you have lots of time to plan more sheep gazing opportunities.

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  6. The English countryside is so beautiful. Most people get married & have kids, do a job they don't particularly like and try to scrape by, hating Mondays and loving Fridays. It all depends on what you really want to do.

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  7. There are always alternaltives to just going along with what society ecpects of us. For some people like us for instance, the time came to live by what we believe and at least try to clear up the damage preceding generations have done to our little piece of heaven and to leave it a better place than when we aquired it, and maybe by example show that that is a worth while thing to do.

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  8. lovely capture ... some of us take longer to choose our paths. and, you know what, nothing is wrong with that. have a good week.

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  9. the place is heavenly peaceful!
    very nice photograph with equally nice lines...A great post altogether :)

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  10. Eh, how odd, the comment in reply I posted a while ago has vanished...

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  11. We lived in East Grinstead for three years, this is the image that deep in our mind of English Countryside. I remember in one of the story of Shlock Holmes, someone walked from Crawley Down through the field to Turnbridge Wells. They are in neighborhood of East Grinstead, and indeed it seems the field has not changed since Holmes time

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  12. I do love the Sussex countryside! And I agree, it does make us ponder about life...

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  13. G+B - Yes, I could just imagine someone from a nineteenth century story walking across that photo - alhtough I have to say that if I was there, I'd hope it wasn't a Hardy novel!

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  14. Very nice and peaceful scenery. Well captured..
    Have a nice day..

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