Maulden Allotments in Summer.
Photos taken August 2014.
In stark contrast to winter, summer time down the allotments provide a infinite supply of visual stimuli (as well as an almost infinite supply of fruit and veg for the growers). I struggled to whittle down the photos to a short list that could be used in this gallery as there were so many good ones to choose from. Difficult to choose a favorite, but I really like the ones with the swirling smoke in the background and the colours produced by the late evening sunshine. The pile of wood lent against a shed has taken on a different appearance with a plant pot placed upside down on one of the pieces.
I chose to go down at the end of the day, while the sun was low in the sky and the shadows were long. Whilst I was there a gentleman, who was out for a walk with his wife, asked me jokingly, if I was taking photos to “steal ideas”. I should be so lucky, I said, I would love to have an allotment but I just don’t have enough time for one. Fair play to those that do have the time and energy though. It seems like a very enjoyable and satisfying pastime.