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Bagley Fields - Bagley, Somerset, UK. ID BR58217

Bagley Fields – Bagley, Somerset, UK. ID BR58217

Its starting to look distinctly like autumn at the Badley field near Wedmore in Somerset.  Long shadows run across the ground early in the morning in August.  Lower in the valley of the River Axe a think layer of mist is refusing to clear.

A golden brown light…

August Morning - Bagley, Nr Wedmore, Somerset, UK. ID BR52821

August Morning – Bagley, Nr Wedmore, Somerset, UK. ID BR52821

The top of the field is covered in curly dock.  Its brown colours looking good in the early morning light.

Curly Dock (Rumex crispus) and Nettles (Urtica dioica) - Mudgley, Nr Wedmore, Somerset, UK. ID BR52921

Curly Dock (Rumex crispus) and Nettles (Urtica dioica) – Mudgley, Nr Wedmore, Somerset, UK. ID BR52921

Curly Dock (Rumex crispus) - Mudgley, Nr Wedmore, Somerset, UK. ID BR52900

Curly Dock (Rumex crispus) – Mudgley, Nr Wedmore, Somerset, UK. ID BR52900

The internet only seems to have two views of curly dock: one as a weed; and the other as a plant to forage as food.

Here something beat the foragers to it leaves.

Curly Dock (Rumex crispus) - Mudgley, Nr Wedmore, Somerset, UK. ID BR52869

Curly Dock (Rumex crispus) – Mudgley, Nr Wedmore, Somerset, UK. ID BR52869

But it is still summer and soon the golden hour gives way and the view is once again blue and green.

Curly Dock (Rumex crispus) - Mudgley and the Axe Valley, Somerset, UK. ID BR52935

Curly Dock (Rumex crispus) – Mudgley and the Axe Valley, Somerset, UK. ID BR52935

And finally…

A roe deer appears in the distance and freezes as I try to get closer.  This was as near as I got.

Roe Deer - Bagley, Nr Wedmore, Somerset, UK. ID BR52736

Roe Deer – Bagley, Nr Wedmore, Somerset, UK. ID BR52736

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