Summer came back this week, a few days of full-on sun before tomorrow’s promised thunder storm. As you can see, the helianthus in the guerrilla garden are all of a glow, caught here yesterday evening – sun dipping over Wenlock Edge. Even Townsend Meadow, recently doused with herbicide, looked quite good in sundowner light. The story here is that after the barley was harvested in July, much of the fallen grain germinated, turning the field into a grassy sward. This has now been dealt with. Next comes the ploughing and drilling. It is also the season of muck spreading, though thankfully not in the field behind the house. Even so, the odour is wafting about the town, especially pungent when combined with a heat wave. All of which is to say, beauty presently comes with a bit of a whiff.
Meanwhile back in the Farrell jungle, all is gold…
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Isn’t the gold pretty in the sunshine.And yes…the smell can be over powering .
I guess they were trying to get it spread before the forecast rain. I don’t mind cow manure so much, but the stuff they get from the sewage works has a low-level, get-everywhere smell.
Here it is usually chicken from all of the chicken farming. Really bad
Ooh! That is bad.
A beautiful gold 🙂
These are gloriously golden photos. Though we too have our share of less-than-glorious muck-spreading just now 😦
Some of ours seems to be recycled from the sewage works, i.e. human waste. A rather pervasive odour.
Hmm. I have no idea what ours is … but it ain’t pretty.
Maybe some rain will sort it out.
Fabulous golds! I was hoping the barley field might get a mention! Is that tansy in the 7th image? With the purple (geraniums?) it looks amazing. As for the muck spreading, I know that smell all too well. Our problem in the heat is that the bedding in the barns starts to hum – not a really pungent smell, but a strangely sweet stench of cow muck and straw. Talking of straw, the strawflowers with the small tortoiseshell butterfly is a wonderful image.
I might repost some of the earlier barley shots. And yes – tansy. It’s brought itself to the guerrilla garden. I also love it with the Ann Thomson geranium. And the straw flowers have been very jolly. I’ve not grown them before and the insects have only just started grazing them with intent.
Oh, I have Ann Thomson. A lovely sprawling flower and not as invasive as Rozanne! I once grew strawflowers from seed in Doncaster and they were beautiful, but the soil there was much sandier and lighter than I have here.
Ann Thomson is such a delight, and yes, sprawling without taking over.
How beautiful, Tish, especially that first shot. The smell of natural fertilizer can be quite pungent, that’s for sure. But at least it’s natural!!
Great post and images.
These all just glow, and that everlasting daisy is a great contrasting background to the butterfly
Ooh, so beautiful, Tish! Glorious gold color and sunlight.
Thank you, Amy. It’s hard to beat sunshiny gold.
Agree, Tish. 🙂 🙂
These are beautiful photos, Tish, so perfectly illuminated.
Thank you, Kally.
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