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The sun flower is probably the most photographed crop in the Poitou-Charentes region, and it does look good. However in the immediate vicinity of our house this year we have barley, and it too looks quite good.barley3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Obviously it is not as bright and colourful  as the sunflower, but it is more subtle. And when there is a slight breeze it sways gently and is quite mesmerising.barley2

It is of course a much more useful crop than sunflowers as it is mainly used in the production of beer.barley1