"Oats, peas, beans, and barley grow
Oats, peas, beans, and barley grow
Do you, or I, or anyone know
How oats, peas, beans, and barley grow?"
So goes the children's simple little song, but as the Wheel of the Year has turned again in the last few days, we are once again witnessing planting coming to fruition and harvest is just around the corner.
We decided to play truant from food shopping yesterday and took ourselves and the mutt on a yomp over yonder fields. The weather was perfect for walking; dry (after torrential downpours the night before) and bright, with a breeze which was strong enough to blow the branches around but also gentle enough to cool the air, making our walk refreshing and pleasurable.
It was a day of huge skies:-
Promises of autumnal feasts:-
Of dappled sunlight:-
Eye-popping yellow wildflowers, loads and loads of them, absolutely smothered with bees and butterflies - shame the varmints refused to stay still for more than a millisecond!
More wildflowers ....
Of hide and seek and 'where's Dad gone?;
A thistledown blowing day.
And home-made pizza for tea!
See you soon
With love xx