Falmer Farmland

It’s still hot! The fields are quiet and everything is moving at a leisurely pace. This is the view of the fields hidden behind the small wood at the edge of the car park at work. There are certainly worse places to be. The campus itself is outside the South Downs National Park. The fields are inside it. I’m standing on the boundary line.

Wheat fields

Wheat fields

In the distance, cattle were quietly grazing. I hiked over in that direction at lunchtime.



There was one more treat as I left work. Three buzzards emerged from the woods. They headed away, but not before I unpacked the camera and took this shot.


Camera note: cattle and buzzard photos taken with the Canon 7D and EF 400mm f/5.6L USM lens. The wheat fields photographed with the EF 24-105 F4L IS USM lens.

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  1. derwandersmann July 24, 2014 at 2:33 am #

    Lovely, Words! England has such a “lived in” look.

    • Words July 26, 2014 at 10:44 pm #

      dW, it certainly does, but then we lack the vast open spaces. Just about our whole landscape is the result of development of one kind or another, and the whole eco-system of the South Downs is the result of centuries of farming.