Saturday, 26 July 2014

Corn Marigolds

I have noticed this field, yellow with corn marigolds, for a few weeks. Today I walked down with my camera to take a closer look.

The flowers are growing amongst a crop of peas but in this area the marigolds seem to have the upper hand.

The individual flowers are very striking.

A definition of a weed is " a plant growing in the wrong place" - the farmer might not welcome these flowers but the field did look particularly beautiful in the sunshine.

Wednesday, 23 July 2014



Blue skies and ripening wheat,

hogweed in the verges

bindweed in the hedges,

meadowsweet by the stream

thistledown floating on the breeze

and even a few early blackberries.

That was a long blog break and I'm not even sure why. I haven't been taking my camera out and without photographs, I haven't been posting.

Here are a few photographs from my walk to break the blog silence. It has been very warm and dry and although this is the first day of the school holidays, already there are signs of summer passing.