Thursday, 27 February 2014

Swingbridge on the Ouze

Swingbridge on the River Ouze at Southease, below Lewes, East Sussex

Wednesday, 26 February 2014

Sheep in England

Sheep on the Ouse embankment at Southease, East Sussex

South Downs

Downs above Alfriston, East Sussex

Tuesday, 25 February 2014

Mulberry at Rodmell

Hastings shore

Weep for England

'He came upon pale and graceful stone gates leading to some lost great estate with the National Trust's acorn on a road sign. He turned in and drove two miles down an avenue of limes. Families shrieked about him. He found a Gents and then returned stiffly to the Mercedes in the car park. People ran about taking plants from a garden shop to their cars to plant on their patios. If I had ever loved England, he thought, I would now weep for her. Sherwood forest watch him from every side, dense and black.'

from Jane Gardam's Old Filth (2004)