Up on Speyside, away from the warmer coastal plain, the harvest is often late. This shot was taken 3 weeks ago, and the barley is only being cut today. You know you're a country girl at heart when you're enquiring about the progress of particular fields when you phone 'home'.
Barley, and oats in the shot below, are the grains that suit this northern climate. There is some wheat grown, but not in this upland area.
All my life I've loved the form of cow parsely stems.
Once in a while an artist comes along who captures an essence of nature. Inspired by the Norfolk coast and Speyside, Angie Lewin's linocuts, wood engravings and screenprints do just this.