21.9.11

Recent storms have left the autumn landscape a bit windswept.......



























The Foxglove Lane hedgerows have been cut back now and the little Hawthorn trees are bent and bedraggled from recent high winds. Full of autumn fruit, the fields are transformed by the reddish glow from them. Ragworth (Saxifrage) fills the high field in abundance creating a blanket of whirling goldenness. The skies are grey a lot of the time at the moment making the light more diffuse and bit softer. The weather forecasters are predicting snow as early as October....time for the ourselves and the neighbours to be thinking about getting the wood in.......



13 comments:

  1. Lovely images.

    I'm really not keen on that "s" word ..... hoping the other "s" as in summer - stays around a bit longer.

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  2. Such vivid colors, in great expanse. I very much enjoyed seeing these images of the season in your neighborhood. Who cuts the hedgerows?

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  3. The hedgerows are cut by the farmers here who share it out between them. They wait until September to give nesting birds the best chance, but I am happy too because the grasses and flowers get a great airing all summer long. Mmm the S-word can be a problem, we were snowed in last year for the first time in many years, only + will be the photographs I am secretly looking forward to:~)

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  4. Wow...snow already! Although I am sure your landscape is more beautiful before the winds, I really enjoyed the windswept photos...beautiful!

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  5. What a gorgeous, gorgeous view! So beautiful. How blessed you are to be able to gaze upon this splendor daily. xo Lidy

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  6. Oh dear, the mention of snow so soon.
    The vignettes do seem to speak of Autumn in the air.
    But Foxglove Lane still beckons from across the pond...
    Alice

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  7. Summer is gone,rain and wind are here. I am not so happy, I love to work in my garden but now... I have to wait.

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  8. Sigh! So, beautiful. The seasons I miss in Ireland are spring and fall, as that's when my kids are in school and I'm not free to travel. Maybe the next travel project I should pursue is putting the kids in school in Ireland for a fall term... Hmm, food for thought.
    Rich

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  9. I cant wait for the snow photo's!

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  10. Those landscapes look magical, most especially we don't see views like those here! Even the 2nd blurred view is amazingly lovely, it really is how we use the photo! And thank you so much for your very loving words in my post today, it is really very much appreciated.

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  11. To me your photos just say autumn so well. It is fascinating to see how different your landscape looks from were I live right not. Snow in October? That sounds a little scary to me, because it seems to be such a long winter then.
    Christina

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  12. I like your windswept scenes. All the plants, weeds, trees... are swaying towards the same direction. I imagine Ireland to be a cold country but you seem to still have a lot of green at this time of the year.

    Hope you have a great day!

    I'll be adding your blog to my blog list.

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