22 November 2011

November is generally a quiet month on the meadows, the hay long since cut and the sheep finishing off the last of the aftermath grazing. Light levels are low, with dawn almost merging with dusk on gloomier days and grass growth has more or less stopped. November steadily eases the meadows into winter. But in contrast to the often grey skies and fading grasses, the autumn leaves seem to gleam from the hedgerows - a final encore before they fall.

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