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Pictures of Harvest Time from across Dorset.
Dorset is a rural county, with most of its land given over to agriculture. The photographs in this gallery capture some of the transformation that takes place during the months of July and August, as the longer days of sunshine warm the land and turn the colours of the fields from the vibrant greens of spring into the golden yellows of late summer and harvest time.
The long hours of daylight, the heat of the mid-day sun and the warmth of the colours spreading across the landscape make for many idyllic rural scenes and views. Harvest time pre-mechanisation was in reality a time of hard labour and even today with machines to help there is often only a very short period of time in which to collect in the crop before a weather system sweeping in from the Atlantic brings yet more spoiling rain.