Regular visitors and subscribers to this blog will know that there is a certain field that has featured on four previous occasions as I have watched it change with the seasons. The most recent post was in July of this year shortly before harvest (click here to view). I’ve been back again, about 10 days ago.
By early September of last year this field was already ploughed up revealing a rather subdued palette of colours. Here’s the image to refresh your memories.
My most recent visit caught the field with the stubble, after the Wheat had been harvested, still in place showing a subtle mix of gold and grey – grey being the result of the chalky soil of this area showing through.
I was dubious about the light, it was fleeting and I’m not the most patient of men (and my wife had stayed back in the car park on this occasion) so I was fidgeting and thinking: ‘how much longer can I hang about?’ when I spotted another patch of light moving across the fields and its trajectory looked promising. Suddenly the field came alive. It didn’t last long, the light drifted silently by and the field became subdued once more, but for a couple of minutes it wore a broad smile and so did I.