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Gardens Month Friday Feature: The Gardening Tourist

Today’s photos were taken in yet another fabulous West Sussex garden: that surrounding Parham House near Storrington. Nestled beneath the brooding downs, and surrounded by flint walls and parkland, Parham is a magical – almost isolated – world of wonder. You can read more of my impressions on previous blogs inspired by visits to this… Continue reading Gardens Month Friday Feature: The Gardening Tourist

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Gardens Month Friday Feature: The Gardening Tourist

Time for my Gardens Month Friday Feature: The Gardening Tourist. Gardens are the prefect photographers canvas – with seasonal changes, colour, form and texture they are endlessly fascinating. In this series of blogs, each Friday through April I am going to share some of my favourite photos from special gardens I have visited in Sussex… Continue reading Gardens Month Friday Feature: The Gardening Tourist

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Downs: A Natural Heritage (World Poetry Day)

Thursday 21st March 2019 is ‘World Poetry Day’, so here are a few lines inspired by a love for my home county, its landscape, heritage and nature: the Sussex Downs. Downs: A Natural Heritage Bone chalk bruised beneath way-marked graze. The scent of you – woody and thyme filled, blossom haze. Flint nuggets, flat mat… Continue reading Downs: A Natural Heritage (World Poetry Day)

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One From the Archives: Harvesting the Delight of Parham

[One from the archives, originally posted Sunday, 27 September 2015 sophiecosussex.blogspot.com/] Harvesting the delight of Parham “Welcome to the true heart of England, and of Sussex.” The voices of the land seemed to speak to me, “Take your time, linger, let us ensnare you. Perhaps you’ll never leave.” As a child, I read many a fairy… Continue reading One From the Archives: Harvesting the Delight of Parham

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New Nature & The Quest for Wild Sussex

I’ve been bursting to share this news with you all week!  I have been given the opportunity of writing a regular column in one of the best magazines (in my humble opinion) currently in publication! Best, because it is innovative, fresh, engaging, stunningly well produced, and all created free of charge by young naturalists (aged… Continue reading New Nature & The Quest for Wild Sussex

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One From The Archives: A Downland Walk

Archive post: Thursday, 19 February 2015 A Downland Walk For one of the first times this year, the sun shone with noticeable warmth, making it a pleasure to stretch, breath deeply and stroll grassy paths, and gaze upwards into the blue. I climbed high above the village onto the side of the downs, and higher,… Continue reading One From The Archives: A Downland Walk