My home town Lewes, here in Sussex, England, lies between the two ranges of downland hills in the distance, on the left of the picture above. I was walking over the Sussex Downs at Firle Beacon over the New Year bank holidays and, as the afternoon progressed, cloud cover gave way to the insistent January sun creating a mood of expectation in the bold contrasts of light.
The sheep were expecting too – in February, by the look of those swollen bellies, there will be early spring lambs frolicking in these fields.
As the light began to fade, I walked along the shore-line at nearby Seaford and believed what the landscape has been telling me……
… the new year promises interesting times.