Tuesday, June 8, 2010

An English country day

I've always enjoyed walking with my good lady and my dog in the English countryside. Yesterday we wandered up to Capstone Country Park, which is about a mile away as the crow flies and about 2 miles in the car. A lovely blustery day too with the usual English can't make its mind up weather. We weren't expecting the incredible sight of these fellows though.

Miles and miles of daisies, not the small ones but Ox-Eye Daisies for as far as the eye could see.

The dog loved it and it was just wonderful to see as it was unexpected.

To finish off we passed a briar rose, the scent simply stunning.

There are days I hate what politicians have done and plan to do with my country and there are days like yesterday when I felt more at home in my land than ever before. I believe days like yesterday are worth fighting for, that an independent England with her own Parliament is more necessary than ever. Yesterday just reconfirmed in me what it is to be an Englishman in England, it doesn't work for everyone, but it works for me.

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Anonymous said...

Breaks your heart.

Anonymous said...

My dog and I used to enjoy many a walk to Capstone from Lordswood, years ago.
I recommend it on Christmas day: not a soul in sight.

Michele said...

This is what reminds me of why I work so hard here; I just want to get home :)

Australia is a fantastic place, but there is an ache in my heart that only sights like these can ease.

John M Ward said...

Capstone Country Park is a great place; and for me it has been somewhere I learnt a few things, thanks to meetings of the Medway Country Forum held there.

Indeed, there it was that I was shown a board-mounted map of Medway, with the green spaces shown in green where they weren't under threat from John Prescott, and red where they were under such threat.

Leaked info resulted in around 90% of the "green" areas becoming coloured red. I gather (from well-known local CPRE man David Murr) that the board is still around, "in someone's garage" if proof is ever needed.