What a difference six months make…..

Look.  Here was the scene in the field near our house, in January this year.  Fields and roads flooded, impassable pathways, rocks and earth tumbling into the River Ure.

Near Old Sleningford, January 2016.
Near Old Sleningford, January 2016.

This was the same field yesterday.  Barley, barley everywhere, all fattening up nicely for the harvest.  Nearby, fields of poppies.  Really hopeful, cheery sights on a sunny and blustery day.

The same field, July 2016
The same field, July 2016

Will all our present political crises end so well?  I wish I could feel more optimistic.

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13 thoughts on “What a difference six months make…..”

  1. Beautiful photos. Things have a way of working themselves out. Floods recede, seasons change, and sometimes, and I mean sometimes, people come to their senses and realize that burning down the barn to get rid of mice is not the way, effective but not the way. And, don’t forget how poppies grow – disturbed earth; that’s the irony of the poppy. Keep walking, focus on the good, keep moving forward, and praying. Peace

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  2. If I were a religious person, I would quote Matthew 24:6 to you: “And ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet.” But I’m not religious and I’m nervous and unsettled, too, about the goings-on in your country and mine.

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    1. Yes, I sometimes wish I had the comfort of religion too. As it is, only the last bit stands out ‘… but the end is not yet’. I’ve never been so utterly devastated by the daily news bulletins and analysis as I am at present.

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  3. Good to see the barley ripening in your formerly flooded fields, Margaret. As for the politics – well – I have the comfort of religion and am glad of it but, for the moment I just pray that people do the right thing and the upheaval comes to an end quickly.

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