I was approached, by BBC Radio Berkshire for a live interview, along with Guy Barter, Chief Horticulturist at the RHS, after they saw my landscape images of local pink poppy fields in Basingstoke.
Sarah the presenter was fascinated to learn about why the fields were pink not red, and of my early morning adventure.
Whilst on a trip to visit family, I drove past the fields, and was captivated by the beautiful pink poppies, immediately resolving to return at sunrise to capture them in the best light.
Waking at 4.30am, I was rewarded by soft blue morning light and a backdrop of well defined clouds. As I walked alongside the field it was intoxicating.
Such a wonderful blanket of pink poppies. When I am alone in the landscape, I experience a feeling of calm and I am at one with nature.
It can be very mindful and therapeutic which sets you up for the day.
This may well be the first and last time the fields are pink, as the site is being developed for housing.
As for Sarah, she was amazed to learn the pink secret, opium poppies being grown for medicinal purposes.
Listen to the interview about the beautiful pink poppies below: