The rain increased steadily as I walked until I decided to take a shortcut across a rather soggy field to save myself a soaking. Very little traffic and only a few birds struggling with the wind.
A typical rural, winter scene of 'Agent Orange' herbicide, grey skies and field flooding due to the incessant rain. A clear spring bubbles up at the far end of this field "puddle." The last remaining, roadside willow is sprouting again after being cut down to a stump some years ago.