The Summer Solstice was the most important festival for the Druids, marking the Sun's greatest strength and the beginning of its time of decline. "Litha" in Anglo-Saxon means "gentle" or "navigable", with the promise of soft breezes and easy sailing. I took this photograph towards sunset, using a wideangle lens to exaggerate the long shadows cast by the fence posts further.This enclosed field borders the top of the lane where I live, but I'd never really looked at it before. Sometimes what you need is right under your nose.The abundance of meadow buttercup is an index of the age of this pastureland.
Location: Near Honiton, Blackdown Hills, Devon
Photographer: James Auden