A wonderful description of Sussex in summer

“They drove past fields of wheat with poppies and fields of hops that were nearly ripe, through woods of oak and Spanish chestnut and lanes whose high banks were thick with wild strawberries and stitchwort and ferns, and hedges decorated by the last of the dog-roses bleached nearly white by the sun, through villages with white clinker-built cottages with their gardens blazing with hollyhocks and phlox and roses and sometimes a pond with white ducks, small grey churches with yew and lichen-covered tombstones, past fields of early hay, and farms with steaming manure and brown and white chickens finding things to eat.”

From The Light Years by Elizabeth Jane Howard

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