Burning stubble is the practice of setting fire to the straw stubble that remains in a field after the harvest. It was a common sight until the early 1990s when it was effectively banned in Great Britain. It is however still common around the world with mixed views on its effectiveness and or benefits. One of the main problems is air pollution and the release of green house gases into the atmosphere.
The above photo was taken in Canada which does still allow stubble burning in some provinces.
My next charity shop find is called ‘Burning Stubble’. It is a watercolour painted by Brenda L Poulter who as far as I can tell lives in Didcot in Oxfordshire. There is no date but I guess it was painted over 20 years ago. Quite dramatic!