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English landscape III

English landscape II

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Driving through Wiltshire - for reasons I’ll return to in a later post - I found myself wondering when these swathes of brilliant lemon yellow became a quintessential part of the English rural scene?

When I was young such sights did not exist. Then there was a phase during which the planting of oilseed rape seemed controversial if only because of its howling visual impact. And now? It’s just another everyday sign of spring.