Wednesday, 4 August 2010

Changing landscapes

Often the field patterns on the Yorkshire Wolds remind me of a patchwork quilt cover with the hedges as stitching. Each different crop and the variations in colour providing the pattern. Tonight was the first time this summer that I have seen brown coming back in to the pattern. The crop on a large field near Huggate already has been cut, baled and the field ploughed. As today has been a rainy day, harvesting will have been on hold. On a field already harvested a farmer will have got on with a task that could be carried out regardless of the rain..

Over the next month or two much more of the landscape will turn brown as harvest is finished and the task of preparing the land for next year's crops begins in earnest.

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