Deep fields

A little way into this walk, there’s a field of wheat, edged with pale flax. Around the field’s perimeter are trees -the forest of Shirlett High Park, the wooded Barrow Dingle. Although the field and its crop are obviously there through human involvement in the land, there’s no-one else in sight, nor is anything else of human origin visible – no buildings, no pylons, no machinery. No roads run alongside. The only sounds are those of the birds, and the breeze (in the trees…). Deep fields!

Back to a kind of reality at Barrow, and just along the almost-impenetrable lane a little further on, the blackberries are ripe and ready for picking. Maybe not jam tomorrow, but soon, certainly…

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