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Well, certainly it has not been the year we imagined it to be with the global pandemic that has spread far and rapidly. In fact, everyone has been effected by it in some way or another. Some more severely than others. I consider myself to be one of the more fortunate ones as I don’t carry all my eggs in one basket. Therefore, I’ve only had certain things hindered by this pandemic but fortunately I’ve had plenty to fall back on too. I realise however, that this is not the same for everyone. It’s amazing to me how something so minuscule, something we cannot see with the naked eye, can cause such havoc and uncertainty with the largest object that we are familiar with, planet earth.

Fields full of Crimson Clover used by farmers as a protein rich livestock feed such as sheep and cattle.
Fields full of Crimson Clover used by farmers as a protein rich livestock feed such as sheep and cattle.

This year I had intended to become a full time YouTuber by documenting and promoting North Yorkshire and its abundant places to visit and scenery to view, as well as the many eye-catching walks it contains. I had also intended to document events held in North Yorkshire as well as run a series of vlogs pertaining to photography in various North Yorkshire locations. Then entered Covid-19 and changed the face of the planet, and indeed the county of North Yorkshire that we know. However, there is light ahead. Every storm has a beginning and has an end.

Spanish Bluebells situated in a small local wood.
Spanish Bluebells situated in a small local wood.

Phovlography!

Well, the mornings are getting lighter and this allows me to get up early and film safely locally in order to produce a Phovlography vlog. In a field extremely close to home where many people take their dog for a walk, I noticed these fantastic woodland Spanish Bluebells. I thought, this would be a great place to start with a Phovlography episode shot locally. However, at the opposite side of the village I discovered these amazing Crimson Clover’s that have covered an entire field. In fact, they were everywhere and I knew that I had to come back here and take a few photos for the first vlog.

Close up of a Crimson Clover, a luxury for grazing ruminants.
Close up of a Crimson Clover, a luxury for grazing ruminants.

These Crimson Clover’s are native to Europe but have recently been introduced to the US and Japan. I assumed that these were being grown naturally, but in actual fact, farmers grown them as a protein rich crop to feed livestock, typically by grazed by ruminants. They are also shot by shutter button mad photographers, or at least they will be very soon!

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