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The vale is alive with the sound of music... (sorry, I could not resist) smile
Chris: A perfectly fine thing to say Larry: there was fine music in my head when I took this shot
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 24 Jul 2012, 00:47
I have seen better views down the vale, Chris, but not outside the bedroom...
Chris: Um...well...yes...errr...
where is this Chris? ...wide open valley for your England!
Chris: This is taken from Walkers Hill in the Vale Of Pewsey Juan
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 24 Jul 2012, 04:58
This looks like some wownderful Wiltshire downland, Chris?
Chris: It is Walkers Hill in the Vale Of Pewsey Lisl: a favourite place of mine
  • Richard T
  • Suffolk till the end of the month.
  • 24 Jul 2012, 05:50
Ah! A very reasonable bit of Southern English topography expressing a chalk escarpment. With dry stream gulleys formed yester-year in the now grassed over chalk slopes. Of course the narrow horizontal bands on the chalk face are not sheep tracks but are caused by soil slip. I see the land useage changes on the flatter clay soils and, is that a stream I see formed from the springs that emurge where the waters soaking through the chalk meet the more impermeable clay soils.

Apologies for the land use and geography lesson... I couldn't resist.
Chris: You didn't tell me anything I didn't know Mr Trim but if I can briefly act as a catalyst to take you back to the comforting & secure world of classroom discipline then I feel my contribution to be a useful one
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 24 Jul 2012, 06:58
Oh, today is Sun-day again- a beautiful photo evoking my longing to go to pleasant and green England again! A wonderful light- and shadow play on the meadows and fields! Nice replies on the former comments, esp. on geologist Riuchard's one!
Chris: Richard's past as a teacher often surfaces to haunt him Philine
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 24 Jul 2012, 07:08
I'm sure parts of this features on the Microsoft Windows XP desktop background. I like the light on the hills especially.
Chris: Well if it does feature they have been to the Vale Of Pewsey with a camera Alan
  • Chad Doveton
  • Where latitude and longitude meet
  • 24 Jul 2012, 07:50
LOLAL Laughing out loud at Larry. This is a great summer scene and glad to hear that the rain has stopped.
Chris: We have perfet summer weather here Chad - STAY AWAY!
A gentle rolling landscape. Pleasing on the eye
Chris: Nice innit
  • blackdog
  • United Kingdom
  • 24 Jul 2012, 09:02
Well Richard my not have told you anything new but that is more than I learned in five years of geography at school. Mind you I probably wasn't listening!

LOLART - that's rather good though I say it myself ;o)

Fine photo btw.
Chris: Thank you O Great One. Now I wonder what at school you were thinking when your own version of Mr Trim was giving his spiel?
Just the place to be now the sun is out. Good vista Chris.
Chris: Thank you John: I am trying to go out as long as this weather lasts - every day!
  • Anne
  • United Kingdom
  • 24 Jul 2012, 09:42
Another lovely panorama, AND the sun is shining. I wish some of the same weather would get itself into Lancashire!
Chris: Quick - come down south Anne. I'll buy you an icecream!
A photo landscape par excellence Chris.
Chris: Thank you kindly Fred. This was taken a few miles east of that fine little town of Devizes
  • Magnus
  • Norway
  • 24 Jul 2012, 10:14
A relaxing veiw....feeling quite calm now.
Chris: Now if this pastoral scene doesn't calm you down then nothing will Magnus...
Excellent shot of the beautiful landscape under a beautiful summer sky. I am excited to say it doesn't look that way today here as we are going to have a day of rain!
Chris: I'm sure rain for you would be a blessing today Mary
  • Pedroeric
  • United Kingdom
  • 24 Jul 2012, 11:49
A place to stroll and get lost in all that beautiful countryside. Chris.
Chris: Quite so Pedro: this isa lovely place to walk
Another lovely area I'm not familiar with, thanks for keeping on bringing these lovely places to us Chris.
Chris: A pleasure Brian
I think it is a likey, Chris.
Chris: Oh thank you Mary!
There must have been countless walkers who have walked on Walkers Hill, Chris, but I wonder how many were able to capture the scene as beautifully as you have here.
Chris: That is very kind of you Bev
Quite an unusual view in England. Superb Chris!
Chris: This is quite a distinctive landscape, as you can see Richard
So so pretty with the rolling hills and gorgeous sky!
Chris: So pleased you like it Elizabeth
  • paul
  • United Kingdom
  • 24 Jul 2012, 20:47
magnificent view Chris
Chris: Thank you Paul: the South in all its glory!
Glorious scene, Chris - if those were olives it could be Spain!
Chris: I take your point Tom: of course this was taken on one of the few decent days we've had this year
Light on hillsides. Always a fascinating subject.
nice view of the rolling plains. looks like a pleasant day and the photography must have been fun
BEautiful landscape!

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