Thursday, 17 April 2014

Green lines

In the glorious weather we've had here in the UK recently, the green of new growth is everywhere and in every shade imaginable. Sorting photos for my post for this round of Roy G Biv has been a case of careful selection rather than hard searching.

At the moment, I find myself spending a great deal of time exploring lines in landscape. Horizontal, vertical or diagonal, straight or wandering, natural or man made, my eye seems to be drawn to lines of crops, tracks, fences, hills and watercourses, by concrete objects and by shadows so this green post features these lines.

Following the heavy and persistent rain of winter, tractor tracks through fields of crops are particularly marked. I've been watching this field near my house with its lone tree and growing winter wheat since January ...


and just beside it, I've watched the flood waters of this wandering stream recede and the rich green growth intensify ...


and everywhere there are the vertical lines of growing crops - here oilseed rape, the most advanced ...


... and here the diagonal lines of fence shadows thrown over the grass in my garden ...


and last of all - and not organic - a green fence enclosing huge arrays of solar panels just down the road towards Chippenham ... 


... and generating green electricity!

14 comments:

  1. Beautiful examples of green. I especially love the photo with the fence in it!

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    1. I especially enjoyed the pun ...
      The sun is still shining and believe it or not everywhere is greener than ever!

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  2. Not my favourite colour, but so wonderful to see green growing again after 'Snowmageddon 2014' !
    We had another snow storm a few days ago, with 3-4cm accumulation, that I thought might have lasted only a few hours on the ground ... but, no ! ... still lingering because it is still so cold.
    So, thanks for the lovely glimpse of green happening in your corner of the planet ;)

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    1. To borrow your play on words, we had rainandfloodmageddon 2014 here in the UK but now looking out on warm sunshine and green, green grass - acres and acres of it - it's hard to imagine spring what the winter was like and also that it has yet to come for you. I hope it really does shows itself soon.

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  3. Wonderful compositions of lines in these green photos, Charlton!

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    1. I love lines - right now, I can't seem to do anything else in my work ...

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  4. Great line work and so so beautiful shades of green. Spring has sprung! It's amazing how we are drawn to shapes, lines and such ... Hooray for green lines!

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  5. These are some electric greens, Charlton. Happy spring!
    -sus

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    1. Thanks very much for your comment. Sorry to be so slow to respond. Easter seemed to run away with me! Happy spring to you too. This year we all seem to have earned it more than usual in one way or another.

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  6. Spring green can't be beat, so vivid! Nice seeing your part of the world.

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    1. Thanks for your comment. When did you come down this way? Hope you saw The Cotswolds at its sunny best!

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  7. Sorry that it's taken so long to make my GREEN rounds, but I'm enjoying it... What striking green-themed images you've chosen!

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    1. Thanks for your comment ... always welcome, however long after the posting! We've just been to Scotland and seen the early spring greens all over again but in a slightly different palette with the lime green larch trees and the low growing bilberries - how I do enjoy it.

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