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Fields of Gold

Fields of Gold

Unfortunately this field doesn't look quite as golden here as it does when I look
out from one of our upstairs windows. I had hoped to wander through the
buttercups but just as I made my way down the pass I could see a herd
of cattle in the distance so I kept on the safe side of the gate.
I can see a beauty in fields which some people don't understand. It's probably
because I grew up on a farm but I can sense the different character of
fields, the wide open ones, the small enclosed ones, the ones where
cattle graze and those where crops grow.
The love of land is deeply ingrained in Irish people, perhaps because for
centuries we couldn't own our own land. J B Keane wrote about this in
his powerful play 'The Field', adopted not quite successfully for the big

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Alan K17-Jun-2010 22:10
More verdant than golden, but appealing anyway. I like the ratio of ground to sky here, particularly given the cloud cover; gives a real sense of tranquility.
globalgadabout12-Jun-2010 18:13
an entrancing scene, expansive and expressive...V
Jeff Real12-Jun-2010 17:23
Such a wonderful bucolic scene. It brings me peace just to view it.
I recently watched the film. I hope I can see the play someday. ~V~
Doug Cruden12-Jun-2010 13:50
This is beautiful Mairead - and I love your narrative too!
Neal Nye12-Jun-2010 11:12
Lovely late-day light. There's such a feeling of peace in this image.
heather12-Jun-2010 10:04
Beautiful scene Mairead. V
LynnH12-Jun-2010 02:59
Oh how lovely. Nice framing from the big bank of clouds above! V
Frank Brault12-Jun-2010 01:25
The way you have captured it even I, who grew up in the city, can see its beauty and uniqueness. V
pkocinski11-Jun-2010 22:01
Probably a wise choice to avoid the cattle :-) I've seen fields of buttercups around here and they are quite beautiful.
Paolo Peggi (aka Bracciodiferro)11-Jun-2010 21:12
Perfect picture.Great! BV
Betty Vlasiu11-Jun-2010 20:40
Gorgeous shot. v
Johnny JAG11-Jun-2010 20:31
Nice composition
Colin Storey11-Jun-2010 20:29
Wonderful countryside scene. v
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