Tag: Farming

Spring fields near Petworth West Sussex

Seedlings and fields near Petworth, Sussex

Red and green should never be seen rhyme I took this photo of some fields near Petworth which reminded me of the old phrase ‘red and green should never be seen rhyme’. Turns out the phrase has many origins; possibly British fashion advice, possibly relating back to Irish queens who were the only ladies who should be seen […]

Wheat field on The South Downs

South Downs Wheat Field before a Storm

Storm approaching This field on Cocking Down is one of the last to be harvested this year. Arable crops have been farmed on The South Downs since prehistoric times, but it was only during the Second World War that production increased extensively onto chalk downland. During the 1930s, cheap imports of corn depressed arable farming […]

Field of Barley Winchester Hampshire

Field of Barley and Storm Clouds near Winchester Hampshire UK

Storm clouds rolling in A gloomy Hampshire sky, full of thunder and rain clouds. If you like this photo, try clicking on this link: flic.kr/p/6FdxBT – it’s the same field photographed two years earlier but with a crop of wheat rather than barley… Canon EOS 450D, ƒ/9.0 18mm lens at 1/200 sec, ISO 200. See this photo […]