The View From the Kitchen Window

The kitchen window in my mum and dad’s house looks out over an everyday Scottish rural landscape of arable farm fields. It’s a view I rarely paid much attention to while growing up in the very same house, but over the last few weeks as I’ve stood there washing the dishes several times a day I’ve really learned to appreciate it’s subtle nuances…

Although in some ways it’s always very much the same rectangular framed view, I’ve found it also varies a lot depending on the time of day and the weather and of course the working needs of the farm… so here you can see variations of one Scottish farm field captured over three weeks in winter.

It just so happened that the field was ploughed while I was there, so I took the opportunity to record that event for posterity too – but I think that’s probably for another post all of its own…

By the way as ever it rained quite a lot too while I was there, but to be honest the dull, dark, grey version of the miserably wet landscape simply didn’t inspire me to record it! 🙂

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Fallen Leaves

 

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After yesterday’s blustery winds and last night’s really heavy rain, instead of the gentle spiralling fall of dry and crispy puffed-up autumn leaves to kick and crunch through, we’ve been left today with a soggy-bottomed slippy leaf mulch sticking to the pavements and jammed into gutters and drains – not so pretty to photograph, but I tried anyway 🙂

Taken in Leytonstone, East London