Saturday, 28 July 2007

The Wind That Shakes The Barley

Frequently in my posts I speak of how, at Barleycorn, we live in an open and windswept landscape. Today I thought I'd record another little video, this time showing the strong south westerly wind making waves as it whooshes across the adjacent barley field, while the trees dance in motion to the haunting song of the breeze.

Wind through the barley



The song of the breeze




Ephemeral poppies



The tracery of trees



Barleycorn - magic!



A feast for the eyes



Our little corner of paradise.



If you turn up the volume on the little video below, you will hear the full force of the gusts of wind.

To view the latest blooms at Barleycorn click here

To view my silk and tie-dye painting of a sea horse click here

To view photos from my visit to Edinburgh Royal Botanic Gardens click here

39 comments:

Barbara said...

I enjoyed your beautiful pictures which give the impression of a varied and very rich summer garden in Scotland. Thank you for sharing them.
Greetings from Switzerland.
Barbara

A wildlife gardener said...

Hello, barbara, lovely to meet you. Welcome to our little corner of paradise in Bonnie Scotland. @Haste ye back' as we say here in Scotland, which means, come again :)

Andrea's Garden said...

Hello, I came to your blog via Guildwood Gardens. Your countryside and your paradise are absolutely beautiful. Your video sounded like the wind in Kansas where I used to live for many years - wheat country. Greetings from Germany, Andrea

Libbys Blog said...

The south westerlys definately roar across our garden too, but I must say you have a beautiful outlook!!!

Em said...

Fabulous photos!

Barbara said...

I'll certainly come back again. Thank you too for visiting me. We've been to Scotland this may and we enjoyed it very much (I wrote about this trip when I started blogging, but then I only wrote in German).
Have a nice week!

Green thumb said...

Now I know, dear W.G, why you call your garden 'A little corner of paradise'. It is a lovely video and made me conscious of what I might be missing in life. The sound of rustling leaves and the swaying branches is a treat and I wish that someday I shall experience it all in person in Barleycorn.

A wildlife gardener said...

Welcome, Andrea, and thank you for intoducing yourself. I shall come and see your garden in germany. thank you for your gracious comments :)

Hello, Libby. Thanks for revisiting my garden. We have left a lot of space along the back wall of the garden to have the opportunity to look onto the open field, which mainly has barley, but sometimes has lambs. This means we suffer from the ever-present winds (and gales in the winter!), but we like the view too much to close it in.

Hi, em, great to have you pop over on another visit. Thank you for being so complimentary...I'm purring like a pussycat now...prr! prr!

Hello again, Barbara. Your English is wonderful. I shall try out some more of my German on your blog when I next visit you :) It will get my brain cells working!

Welcome, dear green thumb. It would be wonderful for you to come and experience Barleycorn for yourself. The garden has something of interest all year, though the best months when the most colourful flowers are out is during June and July, though we have many pots of lilies out just now. I shall do a post on them and on our wild flowers soon, because I have many wild flowers growing amongst the cultivated ones.

kate said...

You definitely live in a little corner of paradise. It is beautiful - the poppies, the roses and the gorgeous views. Your first picture reminds me of the fields around here ... we have wind often and, at this time of year, the wind does amazing things to the crops.

A wildlife gardener said...

Good morning, Kate, and a warm welcome to you. The wind brings us all our weather, doesn't it just. The trees we planted along the back stane-dyke wall are mainly native birches, because through their tracery I can admire the view of the changing seasons in the barley field.

Naturegirl said...

Loved all your images! Kate is so right in saying "a little corner of paradise" your garden!
Truly loved the Barleycorn cats in previous post! One looked just like my Freddi who passed away recently!Now I must view those images of Barleycorn again! hugs NG

A wildlife gardener said...

Hello, nature girl, and a warm welcome to you too. Thank you for your very gracious comments. We are so lucky the cats choose to stay with us here at Barleycorn. They find the garden a paradise to hide in secret corners.

Wendz said...

Aaah it's so cool there where you live. Really beautiful...but what happened to the video?

A wildlife gardener said...

Lovely to see you, Wendy. Thanks for popping over. As you can imagine, it's very frustrating and disappointing to have the video playing as it ought to...and then uploading it, which takes an hour and a half....only to find, after all that effort, it's a bit fuzzy and indistinct, and plays in fits and starts.

My husband and I watched it on full screen, thought it was good fun to hear all that noise and see the wind making waves across the barley...then after it had uploaded, he agreed it was disappointing too.

Marie said...

There is a lot of cold powerful wind in my garden too, -and I am used to a lot of rain. This is how it is to live by the coast of Norway.
Have a nice day :o)

Dirty Fingernails said...

it loos so serene and beautiful there!!! I love poppies, do they last all summer for you?

Dirty Fingernails said...

it loos so serene and beautiful there!!! I love poppies, do they last all summer for you?

A wildlife gardener said...

Hello again, Marie, lovely to see you back again. I think we might share similar weather with lots of wind and rain.

Welcome back, dirty fingernails. The oriental poppies last throughout June and part of July, whereas the annual poppies start in June and last till September, when I gather the seed.

shirl said...

Hi Wildlife Gardener

Great post - completely capturing the mood and fully supporting your poem. I enjoy story telling in blogs - especially with photos.

A wildlife gardener said...

Good morning, shirl, and welcome to our little corener of paradise. Thank you for your generous comments.

Bimbimbie said...

ahh sigh lovely lovely lovely *!*

Yolanda Elizabet said...

How familiar it all sounds. As I live in a flat country and quite close to the sea, wind is no stranger here. Last July we had 2 summer storms in 1 week and getting 1 summer storm is quite rare, even here, but 2 in 1 week? Totally unheard of.

Love the pic of the poppies and the one below it. Echos of wild flower meadows!

A wildlife gardener said...

Thank you, bimbimbie...you are so good for my well-being :)I'll pop over to see what you are up to in Australia...

Welcome, yolanda elizabet, we both share winds blowing acroos our areas. Ours is undulating with open fields.

You hit the nail on the head with your comment about 'wild flower meadows', as that is what much of the garden looks like.

Cadence said...

Love the fist picture, so peaceful with and lively.

A wildlife gardener said...

Welcome, cadence, to our little corner of paradise. Thank you for introducing yourself and for your kind comments.

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