Posted on July 19, 2022
When the evening began to cool, the sun going down cast a rosy glow over the heads of ripe golden wheat, and made lengthening pale shadows over the crop from the trees and hedgerows, before sinking from view behind Charminster Down.
Posted on July 3, 2022
The crops growing around Charlton Down are ripening and changing colour. Wheat in the field which has a solitary pine in the middle, beside the path to Charminster that goes up and over Wood Hill, is changing from blue green to yellow gold. It makes a lovely countryside view.
Posted on September 16, 2021
One of the two public footpaths from my village of Charlton Down to the next village of Charminster, that lies further south, passes over the top of Wood Hill. On the top of the hill is a group of trees called Wood Hill Clump. The path goes around the trees, and after navigating the stile (or ‘kissing gate’), you see a completely different kind of view across a field of ripe wheat towards Charminster, the developing town of Poundbury, and the hills beyond.
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Posted on April 19, 2021
It doesn’t seem as if any time has passed at all since I watched the farmer ploughing the big field – but here already are the short green shoots of the new crop. It was wheat in that field last year and I think it is probably the same again. I will watch its progress. Always good to see things grow and develop.