These photos were taken during our blustery stay on Anglesey, North Wales, back in early January. The hawthorn tree in the farm hedge has been sculpted and stunted by the prevailing sea gales over decades. In its dormant state it is now so rigid a structure that the winter blasts have little apparent effect. By contrast, the grasses were bowing flat in the bed outside the converted chapel where we were staying. One knew how they felt.
23 thoughts on “Wind-Lines Past And Current”
I love looking at trees that have submitted their shape to the prevailing wind. You’ve got a cracker there!
Thanks. Margaret. It really ‘spoke’ to me, didn’t it.
I’m not sure this is the right way to contact you – but….. I’m a volunteer presenter of the West Shropshire Talking Newspaper – WSTN (for people with a visual impairment) and we have a regular “Extra” feature each week. I recently was introduced to your wonderful blog and was sent the one about the Sin Eater. I would really like to use this – if possible very slightly edited – in this week’s edition which goes to “press” later today – would you be OK with that ? Could you possibly reply too my e-mail address direct? You can find out about WSTN at wstn.org.uk
Hi Harriet. I am more than happy for you to use the piece so long as you give me a credit. You didn’t give me an email address.
My goodness! Stunning!
Thank you, Jennie.
You’re welcome, Tish.
Oh Tish, I adore your lines for this week 😀 Thanks for playing 😀
Always a pleasure, Cee.
I love sculptured trees. They have such personality.
Just my thought too.
Love photo of the grasses which look for all the world like a group of “things”, perhaps Seussian, with funky hair styles. The tree photo is excellent but somewhat dismal. Yet at the same time, it’s so attractive.
I agree the tree has ‘bleak midwinter’ looks, but was fascinated with the way it had responded to the wind. The notion of ‘things’ is much more jolly. Happy weekend, Janet.
I’ve always enjoyed seeing wind-blown trees and this one’s a beauty.
I love to photograph trees like this one, especially in B&W. And your grasses image is mesmerising!
Many thanks, Sarah.
I love your grasses.
Wonderful photos! It seems to have been wet & windy here in Wales ever since the new year! 😀
We’ve beem getting the wet and windy coattails over here in Shropshire 🙂
Staying in a converted chapel sounds like a fun place – and the Bowing grasses do show the elements
Hope you are having a nice weekend
Hi Yvette. Yes, the chapel stay was a great place to stay. Happy weekend to you too.