There’s brown, and there’s brown

I am never bored by looking at the countryside here, it changes every day, every week. At the moment the fields have been ploughed after the tidying of autumn crops, awaiting that faint green shimmer as the new growth of winter crops appear. brown earth 10-10-14From brown to cream to speckled golden with the remains of the straw stubble, the colours vary not just from hill to hill and field to field, but within fields. Wet and dry, shade and sun, level or sloping, the slightest difference seems to affect the colour of the soil.

5 to remember
aburrido/a – bored
apenas visible – faint
el brillo – the shimmer
salpicada/o – speckled
el rastrojo – the stubble [agricultural]

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