A New Beginning
The October 2013 theme challenge, in case anyone missed it in the forums.
The Corn is turning – Watercolour
This is not in a Moleskine as it measures 14” x 21”. Is shows the scene from the top of our street, looking north towards Fife.
After a dreary and very wet June and July, summer seems to have arrived at last with some lovely sunny days and temperatures in the mid 20s C. The local farmers must be delighted as the cereal crops have suddenly turned from green to yellow and harvesting is beginning earnest. Its good to know that the bad weather hasn’t damaged too much and that all their efforts seem to have been worthwhile. One downside, at harvest time, is the emergence of tiny “Thrips” or “Harvest Lice” as they are locally known. These minuscule insects descend like clouds of dust and are very annoying. They get everywhere, even behind the glass in picture frames. Fortunately this doesn’t last long and anyway, more rain is forecast in a week which will put paid to this annual invasion. One good thing, which is more noticeable, is that many grass verges are being allowed to grow a bit wilder. A few years ago, there was an insane need to cut back any vegetation at the road side. Now areas of wild-flowers are beginning to emerge, such as the Rose Bay Willow Herb shown in the foreground. There must also be many mice and voles as we have noticed many more buzzards, owls and kestrels lately.
Cornfield, Late evening – Watercolour and Ink in a Watercolour Moleskine
A late evening stroll saw the sun begin to disappear, low behind the horizon. Its definitely getting darker much earlier in these parts. The local farms are working overtime to get the cereal crops harvested as the recent rains have delayed things. At least the weather is forecast to be a wee bit more settled for the coming week. When I walked past this spot the next day the corn had been cut, all the nice red poppies lost and the bales of hay rolled up and carried off for the winter feed. Now I know the pleasant days of Autumn are upon us and winter cannot be far behind.
The bad news is this is the last page in my second A4 Moleskine for this year. I managed to fill the first one with snowy scenes but this one has been more varied. The good news is – I’ve got another one to inflict on you all.
The farmers’ market harvest. http://susanrudat.blogspot.com/