Double rainbow over the Navelli Plain, Abruzzo




Mark Hammond, Sheffield
“A double rainbow over the Navelli Plain, Abruzzo taken from our house in Caporciano. Every day presents a different view of the plain as the seasons come and go and the weather changes. The new life of spring turns the valley green and a myriad of mountain flowers add colour to the scene. As the heat of summer ripens the crops and scorches the land, the valley floor turns golden brown with the greys of the mountains as a backdrop before giving way to the darker brown hues of autumn as the farmers plough the fields and plant the seeds of next year’s crop in the earth. Winter then brings the sparking white snow that allows nature to sleep under its blanket before bursting forth in renewal as the natural cycle turns.”