As you can see the distance is covered in a heat haze - that's the Chiltern Hills in the distance.
It's such a bright yellow, not an English colour at all in such vast patches. What a shame it isn't flax!
More fields in the distance - and more of those little black beetles which seem to love this crop - and us, if we're wearing anything yellow...
Several fields in the distance,
And another one - I wonder who that dusty car belongs to???
The verges seem to be covered with cow parsley which bows in your wake as you drive past.
Griff Rhys Jones has written an article in Radio Times saying if we don't keep an eye on things landscapes like these will disappear under the weight of wind farms, houses which are being built, (and this is me) never mind HS2, roaring across some of this countryside.
He does say that there are plenty of beautiful places, too.