Monthly Photo Challenge: The Changing Seasons #8 July

This post is for Cardinal Guzman’s monthly blogging event The Changing Seasons. He asks that you post a gallery of between 10 and 20 photos for each month, all taken in an area near to you. Over the course of the year we’ll get to see the  landscape changing. The area that I’ve chosen to focus on is the village in which I live and the surrounding lanes and footpaths. This is on the Nottinghamshire-Lincolnshire border in the UK. Here are the pictures I took during July.

Let’s begin with a few general views taken along the lanes:

The colours that dominated the landscape during this month were green and gold. The crops were all ripening in their fields – wheat and barley, oil-seed rape and onions, to name but a few. . By the end of the month many of these fields were harvested .

Most of the flowers that filled the hedgerows and verges in earlier months were gone by July but a few others did bloom to take their place. One of the main flowers to be seen in the verges was rosebay willowherb – delicate pinky-purple petals growing on tall flower stems. Swathes of camomile also carpeted the edges of many of the fields, along with poppys, still lingering past their June profusion.

The plants and flowers were not the only things to be seen in the July landscape, however. There were also the irrigation systems. Pipes ran along the edges of fields whilst jets of water sprayed out over the crops. The pond I discovered a few months ago is now half empty, it’s water put to use.

I know I already over 20 pictures but I thought I’d finish off with a sunset photograph – probably one of the most vivid shots I’ve captured in some time!


These photographs were taken using my sister’s camera – a Fujifilm Finepix S. My own camera is now (finally) repaired. Yay! I’ve already taken lots of pictures ready for the August gallery…

If you want to check out some of the previous month’s galleries, here are the links:


You may notice that June is missing . Unfortunately, in moving between computers, I somehow managed to lose the folder containing all the pictures I’d taken. I keep hoping  it’ll turn up, hidden inside another one somewhere, but so far I’ve not been so lucky!



11 thoughts on “Monthly Photo Challenge: The Changing Seasons #8 July

    1. Thanks, Desley! I think it’s a beautiful area though it’s not generally seen as a particularly attractive part of Britain – it’s too flat around here to be ‘picturesque’!

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  1. What a lovely rural area you live in. The onions shot is very clever and your sunset is spectacular, but you know that!


    1. I’m so glad you like the onion shot! I took a similar one a few years ago but the focus and structure wasn’t quite right. And it’s always nice to have someone else confirm that a picture is ‘spectacular’. 🙂 Thanks for visiting.

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