An Unusual Sight (And A Return To Blogging)

This is an unusual sight theses days: a corn field full of poppies! I photographed this last month from the upper deck of a moving bus at Perham Down between Tidworth and Ludgershall in Wiltshire.

Apologies for not posting during the summer months (I had planned to).  Pressure of work meant I had to prioritise my art and writing blogs as these relate to my career.  I have been gardening – although not as much as I should have – and I will take some photographs and share some horticultural experiences shortly.

Also, the wildlife conservation season begins again soon.

Poppies In Corn Field

Poppies In Corn Field

May

The May (Hawthorn) is well out now.  I took this photograph last week.  For me this is the most evocative native shrub; the pungent scent of its open flowers never failing to take me back to my childhood in a remote village in Wiltshire (England).  There was very little home work in those days (early Sixties) and the children would be out playing in the fields and hedgerows almost immediately after getting home from school.

Hawthorn in full bloom

Hawthorn in full bloom