Day 222 Autumn Fields

This field is just up the hill from our house.  In the summer it is full of green wheat that turns to gold and waves in the breeze of a September day.  Shortly after September has gone so does the wheat and the hill is left naked for the winter.  Or at least I though that it would be left naked.  This is a winter crop that started to grow around late October.  The nights were getting longer and colder but still the green shoot grew is neat little rows.  For the life of me I couldn’t figure out what would be able to grow during the short days and cold nights, but my recent trip up north to see my God-mother taught me that it is sugar beet root.  More investigating helped me to discover that sugar beet is responsible for nearly 35% of the worlds sugar…yeah the little white crystals you put in your coffee.

The reason that I chose this picture to share with you is because of the contrast between the bright green of the sugar beet leaves and the golden glow of the trees in the background.

Until next time,

Jenna x

Adjustments: contrast, hue, saturation, brightness, vignette

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5 thoughts on “Day 222 Autumn Fields

  1. This is just stunning. You always have a way of capturing the wonderful colors of life.

  2. Love the contrasting colours.
    I’ve never really thought what happened to the fields once the harvesting had been done but it makes sence to grow a winter crop doesn’t it.
    I guess our winter is the same temperature as someone elses spring so there would always be something else to grow. 🙂

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