I have never been so aware of how light, and in particular sunlight, can affect the colour of a natural object. This field has displayed a multitude colours ranging through every shade and tone of lavender, purple, grey, navy blue, changing from one minute to the next as the sunlight has swept across the plants, and then gone again, hidden by cloud. It has been a real joy to observe.And this morning, with the colours dulled by the frost, I took most of the photos shown above, and then did a spot of gleaning before walking home. This little chap should round the red cabbage experience off nicely, served this evening, alongside a local pheasant!
PS : It is now early February and, from a distance, the red cabbage field is now a very dark grey. Today 8 February, there was a row of seagulls strung out along the edge of the field.