Field And Hedgerow By Richard Jefferies

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In The Vale, If You Look Over A Gate You Only See That Field And Nothing Beyond; The View Is Bounded By The Opposite Hedge.

Here there is always a deep coombe, or the top of a wood underneath, or a rising slope, or a distant ridge crowned with red-tiled farmstead, red-coned oast-house, and tall spruce firs.

Or far away, miles and miles, the fields of the weald pushed close together by distance till in a surface no larger than the floor of a room there are six or seven farms and a village. Clouds drift over; it is a wonderful observatory for cloud studies; they seem so close, the light is so strong, and there is nothing to check the sight as far as its powers will reach. Clouds come up no wider than a pasture-field, but in length stretching out to the very horizon, dividing the blue sky into two halves; but then every day has its different clouds - the fleets of heaven that are always sailing on and know no haven.


Of five houses, a stable, and chapel wall, much frequented by martins, the aspects were as follows: - House No. 1, nests on the north side, south side, and east, both the south and east very warm; No. 2, on the south and east walls - these walls met in an angle, and as it were enclosed the sunbeams, making it very heated sometimes; No. 3, on the south and west walls, the warmest sides of the building; No.

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