We walked round the barley field. We haven't been there for a week or so, and I was quite surprised to see the crop still standing. It was a lovely walk, and it's amazing how many beautiful things one field can offer, on a stunning September morning.
Four young hares emerged from the crop, and sat amongst the dew-dripping grass, before scampering off into the neighbouring field.
At one end of the barley field, there is a lozenge-shaped area of poor ground which has not been sown. As we passed, I could see a large brown shape, sitting in the middle. At first I thought it was a young deer. But with my camera zoom, I could see it was a very big and handsome hare, enjoying the early morning sun on his back.