I took a moment’s break for a tea at Deacon Hill, as the shadows grew longer and the sun began to fall in the sky. Much of the surrounding landscape was now transformed into a myriad of colours at this time, hues of blue, green and yellow, the latter as a result of the blossoming of cultivated rapeseed, the bright yellow flowering member of the family Brassicaceae (mustard or cabbage family), which is used to derive canola. I picked up the pace and strode back to the car but not before I explored the grounds of St Mary’s in Pirton.  Read more.

Views of the Bedfordshire countryside in the late afternoon, from Telegraph and Deacon Hills.

Blossoming rapeseed adds a hue of bright yellow to the landscape.