stories and illustration

The Lees in April



Walking by the Leet I could see above me the big expanse of farmland known as the Lees was edged with a crowd of vehicles, first of all I thought it might be travellers, or some local event, but it was an army of farm vehicles rented to turn over the soil and seed the field. I went walking past today but refrained from photographing them as I thought it would be invasive.  As I left the field the machines themselves were leaving, preceded by a van, which parked right in the middle of the access road to block it, so that the big machine could come up it impeded.  I had to run, looking over my shoulder, to make sure I was out of the way.  It made a great noise as it then slowly manouevred itself out into the main road on its way to wherever. I have total respect for drivers of these monsters – massif as they say in Jamaica. The  lines on the field are rather extrordinary.  The delicacy of them.  I remember the great muddy clods of yesteryear. I was out for a short walk with the small camera, but maybe over the next few days I will try and get some pictures of the feeding birdswith a more powerful zoom.  They are canny, crows, they know just how close they are not going to let you get.



April 17, 2014 - Posted by | Photography, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , ,


  1. Cara that is another beautiful pictures, have a great weekend x


    Comment by doronart | April 17, 2014 | Reply

    • Have a good weekend yourself, Doron. It’s beautiful here, blue skies and big white clouds over the fields, hope wherever you are you are enjoying yourself. x


      Comment by Cara Lockhart Smith | April 18, 2014 | Reply

      • Thank you very much Cara have a great Easter x


        Comment by doronart | April 20, 2014

  2. Beautiful lines on the spring ploughed fields


    Comment by greenmackenzie | April 18, 2014 | Reply

    • Thanks, Seonaid. I was intrigued by the patterns the lines made in the distance – don’t know what crops will be in the field this year, we shall see.It’s such a large expense of field, it is usually planted with different crops. The whole look of fields these days, with the new machines is so different, with these clear patterns in the fine soil.


      Comment by Cara Lockhart Smith | April 21, 2014 | Reply

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