Wednesday, 12 July 2017

Gold Glows the Fields of Barley

Is that a Sting song? Who knows.

Yes, a gentle run tonight, more for guilt at having eaten a huge buffet at work today - and another one tomorrow - to commemorate inmates of long service without getting any sicknesses. I tried to compensate by only having a small supper, but no, with my back feeling relatively OK I thought I needed to get out there.

It doesn't have to be super warm to be a glorious evening - it was one tonight even though there was a slight ambient chill. But the sun gave just enough heat without causing discomfort, and I made the most of it.

Tonight I set off across the grange road fields, listening to Sussex playing cricket on the radio, looking over golden fields of barley as Sting would have it - pretty sure it's wheat actually - over towards Hawton Church, and wishing there was someone selling lemonade from the roadside stall much beloved of those HSBC adverts featuring the snake loving child.

Non-such alas, but at least idiots on quad bikes or scramblers weren't charging about and the path was reasonably clear of the excrement of Welsh cobs for a change.

Take pleasure in the small things.


All text and images copyright CreamCrackeredNature 12.07.17


  1. Beautiful setting for a run, yesterday's weather felt like a proper summers day, I to found fields of Barley adding to a great day out...
    Amanda xx

  2. What a beautiful place to visit - looks so peaceful. Love all the flowers :)

  3. Thank you both, sadly the clouds have rolled over Newark and rain is falling, to no doubt ruin my cricket weekend