Last Night On Windmill Hill


A full moon to the south, sunset in the west, and a shady man on a bench being moonstruck.



And then the sweet scent of Lady’s Bedstraw which this year has colonized much of the hill, pushing out the orchids…



And then some  views of Wenlock’s hay-cut fields between the moonrise and the sunset…



29 thoughts on “Last Night On Windmill Hill

    1. Not really a weed, but typical of limestone meadows. In the past it was used to stuff mattresses, particularly for women confined to bed during pregnancy. I think I’d like a pillow stuffed with it, it smells so lovely, but here wild flowers aren’t to be picked.

    1. It’s very beautiful though. I imagine it can cope better with the hot weather than the orchids, and even it is keeping lower to the ground than it usually does. The late summer flowers are out too.

  1. It was indeed a lovely evening, Tish. 🙂 🙂 We landed at Leeds about 8, popped in on James, and then drove north with full moon on one side of the road and sunset on the other. Sorely tempting but it had been a long day.

  2. So beautiful. Very enjoyable photos, which calm man’s soul. I am interested in windmills, not in those modern, but traditional windmills. The windmill in Your photos must be old, because it has lost its wings.

    In Finland, we have about 680 traditional windmills and I have found them quite late when having my digital camera. If You are interested to see some of our traditional windmills, then

    Traditional windmills

    Happy new week.

    1. Your photos of windmills in Finland are simply wonderful. There are not many left in the UK with their sails, or wings as you put it ( a much better word). Our windmill is a bit of a mystery. I think there’s a date carved inside of 1673 or thereabouts, but no-one can work out how the milling mechanism would have looked on this particular structure, or even if it did have any wings. There are old records relating to a mill in that location, but no descriptions, as I suppose no one thought they needed to describe their own mill at the time.

  3. Can You give here the exact name of windmill. I will check it later. Tomorrow I will post a quilt post and then after two weeks a post presenting the life of three windmills in Finland.

    Thank You in advance.

    1. Thank you, Athena. There is indeed quite a bit of magic in this place. People have been here for 13 centuries – probably longer – lots of tales of glowing saintly bones and not a few wells.

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