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very nice Chris....petersmile
Chris: Thank you Peter
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 14 Oct 2014, 05:44
Pictures like this make me restless, Chris. It probably looks a little less green now
Chris: No doubt Lisl: this was taken from the sight of the abbey in Shaftesbury
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 14 Oct 2014, 06:39
My first thought is: This is hedged, undulating, green England- I miss only the sheep! I have to google the location 'Melbury Down' - probably in the South.
Chris: This is Hardy country Philine, north Dorset near Shaftesbury
The fair county of Dorset. On a grey morning this is most pleasing
Chris: Grey here too: this picture is a thing of dreams for me..
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 14 Oct 2014, 07:53
"These downs were bought by the National Trust in memory of the well known author and poet Thomas Hardy. The Trust was keen to protect this landscape which is the setting for his novels of the Blackmore Vale. The chalk downs are well known for their rare flower and butterfly populations."
Chris: Quite so Philine: the landscape of my soul..
  • Richard Trim
  • Suffolk: where the sun rises first in England
  • 14 Oct 2014, 08:34
Down ... but never out.

Good old Hardy country
Chris: It makes you proud to know me doesn't it Comrade..
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 14 Oct 2014, 08:49
"Melbury Down" sounds like it should be somewhere in Borchestershire; I can just imagine David Archer driving up to inspect his cattle. A delightful scene and one reason I love England.
Chris: Precisely. When you are domiciled in the rain-sodden wastes of Yorkshire you will have similar hills to enthuse over I'm sure
  • gutteridge
  • Where latitude and attitude meet
  • 14 Oct 2014, 09:40
A fine image of delightful countryside Tiff. I love the way ups are called downs.
Chris: Try telling that to the dustman Chad
Very nice, all the good times of old england
Chris: When I see these places I just want to walk over them, oh and photograph them too
A very nice rural scene to my eyes. Not a coloured leaf in sight so I am guessing this is not current. Beautiful!
Chris: You are correct Mary: a summer picture
Lovely gentle English countryside Chris
Chris: A nice slice of Dorset Janet
  • Astrid
  • .....somewhere in the States......
  • 14 Oct 2014, 12:53
You just 'pictured' the perfect view, what a glorious hill. Sometimes I think I live on the wrong part of the world......BUT I do admire our country too, but I love hills.
great shot.
Chris: One day I will climb the Dutch mountains with you Astrid
That's the thing about downs, they're more in the nature of ups - presumably the source of the saying, "We have our ups and downs"
Chris: That is a possibility Tom
  • Anne
  • United Kingdom
  • 14 Oct 2014, 15:36
A lovely pastoral scene
Chris: Lovely Dorset Anne
A very English scene, Chris, lovely.
Chris: Make you homesick?
Very lovely, pastoral scene Chris!
Chris: Thank you kindly Elizabeth

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