There's a crispness in the air that says we are on the cusp of a new season. The fields are busy, the harvesters are humming, the swooping swallows are stocking up for their long journey, and evening comes surprisingly quickly.
We've been blessed with warm sunny days which have allowed farmers to save their crops. The race is on to harvest the grain, the potatoes, the carrots. Tractors and combines take to the highways and byways.
The flowers of the hedgerows give way to autumn's harvest of hips and haws and and berries.