Sunday, 26 June 2011

Come Walk With Me...

We are very lucky in that just behind our house are farmer's fields which make for a lovely easy access country walk with the dog.  In years past they have been sown with such crops as wheat, barley and rapeseed.  This year it was beans, although you wouldn't think so to look at them.
Due to the poor rainfall in Spring, the beans on this particular field have failed miserably, but in their place has sprung up the most amazing wildflower meadow.
I don't know if the seeds were sown together with the beans or if they have just lain dormant for a few years and suddenly sprung up, but the result is spectacular.  This particular corner is predominantly daisies, although amongst them are poppies, vetch, marigold, viola, campion and even a lone sunflower.
 On the brow of the hill it looks like summer snow....
It's enough to make you dizzy...
I took my camera with the hope of photographing some of the beautiful poppies I saw this morning, but today is roasting hot and all the petals have since dropped, save one....
...still with the crumples from being a bud.

We are lucky indeed.

2 comments:

Sue Doran said...

Such gorgousness on your doorstep! I guess the farmer just gave up and so didn't spray, just goes to show how nature reclaims its own!

soggibottom said...

It was me, have to admit it... wish it was... I think I would be the number one urban and countryside garden grilly and sow any spare patch I could.
Lucky you, all the cows and sheep eat everything in a field down here :-) x x x