Tuesday, 20 July 2010


Behind our house we have had several fields of barley growing - barley has been planted there for the past three summers. It was being harvested over the last couple of days, so we couldn't go on our usual afternoon walk until today. It was quite a surprise to find all these hay bales in the field - it's the first time that's happened. But it made for the intrinsic summer stroll, with the sun beating down, the scent of new mown hay, grasshoppers chirping in amongst the stubble and the blackberries ripening in the hedgerow.

Clovis hadn't seen one of these before - he claimed it as his own. (Dog owners will know what I mean!) At least now we won't be coming across deer hiding in the crops - I've had to scout the horizon every day for weeks now before letting the dog off lead, as Bambi has been lurking in the undergrowth.

Not much crafting going on - it's the final week of term and I am so very tired and feel totally burnt out. The flamingo painting is progressing slowly - perhaps it will get a spurt on when I don't have to go to work next week!


soggibottom said...

Beautiful picture, Clovis kind of blends in !
X X X :-)
He thinks he does.

Sue said...

Hee hee.....good old Clovis!

Hope you feel rejuvenated very soon.