This Green & Pleasant Land

So then, a reprieve. 

A walk in this beautiful country of mine, this land of soft, spring rain and green, patchwork fields.  I take a deep breath and I walk on…

Sussex Downs (c) copyright Sherri Matthews 2013

Sussex Downs
(c) copyright Sherri Matthews 2013

View of Sussex Downs (c) copyright Sherri Matthews 2013

View of Sussex Downs
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View of Sussex Downs
(c) copyright Sherri Matthews 2013

West Country
(c) copyright Sherri Matthews 2013

And did those feet in ancient time.
Walk upon England’s mountains green:
And was the holy Lamb of God,
On England’s pleasant pastures seen!

(William Blake)

(c) copyright Sherri Matthews 2013

West Country
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West Country
(c) copyright Sherri Matthews 2013

West Country
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West Country
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(c) copyright Sherri Matthews 2013

Plaque overlooking the Sussex Downs
(c) copyright Sherri Matthews 2013

 

About Sherri Matthews

While writing to publication of her memoir, 'Stranger in a White Dress', Sherri has been published in national magazines, websites and four anthologies in memoir, essays, articles, poetry and flash fiction. Sherri raised her children in California, and today lives in England with her husband, Aspie youngest and their pet menagerie fondly called ‘Animal Farm’. As well as writing, Sherri keeps out of trouble gardening, walking, and taking endless photographs, a few of the better ones she shares on her blog A View From My Summerhouse.
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10 Responses to This Green & Pleasant Land

  1. When I took my vacation in England, I was in Devon. I saw lots of places that looked like your pictures. I especially remember the green fields and the sheep everywhere! Your post made me feel like I was transported back there!

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  2. Kristin says:

    Oh, those pictures are beautiful, Sherri! I really miss England, last time we took a long walk through the Sussex Downs – there’s nothing quite like it! When I get too “homesick” (wrong term, since England isn’t my home), I always watch a James Herriot DVD, always makes me happy. Thanks for this little walk down Nostalgia Lane!

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    • Sherri says:

      Thanks Kristin, it certainly is a small world isn’t it! I know what you mean about James Herriot – when I lived in the States (and homesick!) I would watch those DVDs all the time and read and re-read his books. So glad that you enjoyed the photos and your trip down memory lane 🙂

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  3. Lovely pictures, Sherri. They really capture the ‘green and pleasant land’.

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  4. Just beautiful!! I hope someday I can see it. Have a wonderful weekend my friend!! xoxo

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  5. mumblypeg says:

    THis England is truly beautiful and it is lovely to see your images of our land. The scriptures say it all.Thank you for sharing them.

    Lots of love

    XXXXX

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