Photos in Wiltshire

It’s not easy, being green

A study in green – ripening wheat on Salisbury Plain. A stop by the side of the A303 (surely one of the most rewarding roads for the arable enthusiast?) on the way to a friend’s funeral yielded this unexpected image. The lush soft green was captivating, and the scene was completed when the cloud shadows […]

Tags: , , ; taken on Friday, July 4th, 2008

Uncut moquette

Most people drive up and down the A303 oblivious to the wonderful chalk country either side of the road. But I have to make a conscious effort to concentrate on the road rather than admiring the scenery. A few times, I’ve been lucky enough to be able to stop when the weather, light and crops […]

Tags: , , ; taken on Wednesday, April 2nd, 2008


Cultivated poppies on the Salisbury Plain – another of my A303 series that belies the traffic roaring past, unseeing. Abrash is the delicate banding of colours seen in hand-made Oriental carpets, which comes from different dye batches in the wool. I think it perfectly describes the play of light and shade over this field, especially […]

Tags: , , , ; taken on Monday, July 19th, 2004