A very conventional image this year, I’m afraid. I glimpsed this cornfield through a hedge on an all-too-rare summer country walk in Hertfordshire. There were ripening sloes and hazels in the sunken lane, reminding me of childhood walks in Anglesey. The unusually lovely weather this summer and autumn was, we are told, the result of global warming. And we are also told to expect an unusually cold winter. Whatever the extremes and their contradictory causes and effects, I hope that 2015 will be a good year for you, with sunlit vistas visible beyond any dark thorniness (not to mention corniness) you may encounter.
(click on the picture to see an enlarged version).