Those who come here often will know that our cottage in Much Wenlock sits at the foot of Townsend Meadow, a field that rises quite steeply to the west and towards the summit of nearby Wenlock Edge. At the Edge top (c 1,000 feet above sea level) the land plummets through hanging woodland of beech, ash and yew to the Shropshire plain below. From our perspective in the undulating Edge uplands above this drop we see the sky above a false horizon that turns this vista into a gallery. Every moment we are treated to ‘cinematic’ sky doings, either viewed over the garden fence, as in the header photo, or from the upstairs’ rooflights as in the next two photos.
There can also be curious effects – strange prisms of light that may be due to cold air rising from below the Edge, a bit like a fire rainbow. I’m sure a weather person can tell me. This next was spotted in early summer on a sunny evening:
I’m also often treated to some good cloud installations when I’m on the field path, to-ing or fro-ing the allotment. A good storm brewing up is always exciting:
Or a quieter top-of-the-meadow sunset:
The wood at the top field corner behind the allotment also goes in for its own cloud formations:
38 thoughts on “Past Perspectives ~ Up the Meadow And Over The Edge”
Beautiful contrasts. Where is this, Tish? Stunning photos.
Thanks, Judy. I’m in the UK West Midlands.
What gorgeous country.
What marvellous light effects.
our own son et lumiere without the son 🙂
Lovely, lovely place to be
We’re v. lucky, Beth. Thank you.
Wonderful photography Tish ! 🤝
Many thanks, Srikanth.
How on earth do you get anything done with these changing skies?!!
That’s a very good question, Becky. A lot doesn’t get done!
The sky is your slideshow!
What a good way of putting it, Sue.
Clever me!! 😂
Of course clever you!
I see you are as obsessed with the sky and clouds as I am 😂 And why not when you have such wonderful views.
There’s so much to be said for it, isn’t there – sky-watching 🙂
Wonderful skyscapes, and that rainbow effect is beautiful 🙂
Many thanks, Sarah. Yes, that rainbow effect. It’s most mysterious. It has appeared at slightly different places too, though not seen it at all this year.
You have some marvelous ones here, Tish. I’ve seen that rainbow effect once or twice and yes, it’s rather mysterious. Love that header shot. The brewing storm is just a bit ominous and I really like the shot below that with the flowers in the foreground.
Thanks, Janet. Also interested to hear that you’ve seen the rainbow effect too.
Wow, what a fascinating sky series!
Artworks – definitely 🙂
Beautiful, especially the clear air spectrum. In these parts of the world the air is so uniformly warm that we don’t see these oddities.
Thank you, I.J.
Wonderful images…thank you:)
Thank you, Janet.
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Oh so beautiful Tish, a moving painting! 😻
Thanks for calling by, Athena 🙂
Oh my! Wow!!