Morning DewThursday 24th August 2000, West Yorkshire
DEW SPARKLES on chest-high Bracken, morning sun filters through the arch of foliage of Oaks and Hawthorns overhanging the path. There's just a hint of mist, a feeling that autumn might not be that far away.
Swallows gather on the wires. This year's young lack tail streamers. Soon they'll start their southward migration which may take them as far as Capetown.
Rooks (and crows?) are dotted on the stubble. A field of ripe wheat is yet to be cut, but a barley field has already been harvested, ploughed and rolled.
Amphibious Bistort with bright carmine pink flowers, spreads out from the canal bank out onto the water.
Next door's Sunflower is starting to develop a flower, having now grown to 11 feet 10 inches.