Landscape painting: Laice Wright (left) and Olivia Smith, both 22, admire the stunning field of wild flowers created by Denise and Brian Herrick on a former piece of wasteland in Somerset.
Dancing in the light summer breeze, a thousand vivid hues of blue, purple, red and gold explode, as if the Impressionist painter Claude Monet had spilled the contents of his palette across this tiny English meadow.
Its creators — Brian and Denise Herrick — call it a Field of Dreams.
It’s a flower meadow on a grand scale, with 57 different species of annual flowering plants. When the field was opened to the public as a free event, the couple had no idea about how big a response it would provoke from visitors.
Many were moved to tears, while children burst into shouts of joy and excitement.
'It seems impossible to look at flowers and retain feelings of anger,' Brian told me as we sat on the terrace at Barcroft Hall, South Petherton.
'People look at this and are overcome by feelings of peace.'
Laice Wright (left) and Olivia Smith (right) stand in the former rubbish-strewn field which is now one of the country's biggest displays of annual wild flowers