When we were in Petworth House, I noticed the sensuous paintings by Peter Lely. There were only three on display. These are in Hampton Court. Petworth had a fine painting of Charles ll, who was his patron.
We found this and had lunch at the White Hart at Old Potham Bridge, which I cannot find a photo of on Google Images. Both bridges were from the twelfth century. I had found them on Google Earth. At Greatham, Gareth pointed out that we could see for miles without any farms or buildings. Perhaps there were sheep grazing on the distant hills. A wonderful day in summer sunshine.
We are staying on the outskirts of this small village in Sussex. The weather is ideal. Sunny, breezy, not too hot and not too cold. The greenery is amazing. So far I have seen a crane or heron in flight, a very calm, even nonchalant, fox and countless rabbits. My brother, whose house we are staying in, exhorts me to get out and do some weeding, but I am quite content to sit and look at the land as developed and as left to nature by others.