Monday, 1 September 2008

Nature's Harvest

Lets me talk you all for a walk around the lanes where I live. It 's a cold blustery day, (no change there then!), the sky is leaden and full of huge angry clouds blowing across the landscape below. The wind rushes through the trees making it impossible to hear anything else. No bird song, no traffic on the distant valley roads, nothing but the wind. There is rain in the air as always and that faint metallic tang that forewarns the approaching thunder.




The fields are barren now, their harvest gathered between the storms. We have had a rare, dry and fine weekend and the combine harvesters have been working until midnight. Their steady drone could be heard and the occassional headlight glimpsed through the hedgerows and on the dark hills above the valley.



There is beauty everywhere you look and the hedgerows have some of the finest jewels on display.

I once read somewhere that the more berries there are on the trees, then the harder the approaching winter is going to be...not sure if that is just an old wives tale... but there sure are some heavy crops out there.

Tonight we will light a fire and draw the curtain for the first time in ages. The wind is on the increase and the rain is coming down fast, but inside all will be warm and cozy and a hot chocolate is top of the list, along with my book as mentioned in my last post. I have a lovely new notebook and pink pen and I can feel a few lists coming on. Dev X

15 comments:

Curlew Country said...

Oh I wish we had a real fire here, I am very envious. I've noticed so many berries too. I hope we have a snowy winter, it might make up for a wet dull summer at least. I want our seasons back!
Lovely lovely post and most definitely very interesting. Sometimes I get lots of comments sometimes not so many. I love your blog, keep at it!
Stephx

Merruli said...

Thanks for the walk on the fields. Those berries sure are gems. We have the same saying considering berries and coming winter, however there's also a saying with the total opposite meaning, which says that the trees won't carry two loads the same year, the berries and the snow.

Pipany said...

Ooh sounds lovely. I just love all things autumn so really enjoyed this post. Keep it coming xx

funkymonkey said...

I really enjoyed your photos in this post. Autumn is my favourite season, although I was hoping for a sunny September to make up for the summer weather. It's raining here in the West Midlands yet again and I think I might join you with a cup of hot chocolate.

Sea Angels said...

Hi I love your country post...your writing is sensitive and beautifully portrays our gorgeous countryside, it's clear to see how much you love it. I too am completley fed up with the rain, we have just had three weeks off work and not two dry days together!!.
Hugs Lynn xx

Bohemian girl said...

This is a nice autumn post, usually, the coming autumn feels little sad, but after long hot summer (it is still quite hot in the Czech Republic) I cannot wait to wrap myself in comfy sweaters. Hmmm... walk in the windy fields, I might start wining for that.

Bohemian girl said...

I have to say I share with you the affection for a wild rustic landscape, sort of Celtic, although I know that is not Celtic, but that is what we imagine here, at the COAST OF BOHEMIA (that is how Shakespeare imagined my country in one of his plays).

A Bun Can Dance said...

Hello there Devina. Firstly many thanks for your lovely comments about my first blog entry! Of course your comment sent me hot foot (or hot key) to your own blog. How wonderful! I love the recent entry about Autumn and your pictures. And that glorious moment when you realise that a new season has taken hold - it really is magical isn't it? I am most envious of your woodland/country dwelling, it sounds idyllic. I shall visit often and leave many more comments. Oh yes! Hamish is a fabulous friend! More envy here as I continually whisper the words 'greyhound' and 'whippet' into my husbands ears. More about those glorious dogs later. Happy Autumn! Denise

Toria said...

That looks so gorgeous, I wish I could wander around the British countryside in Autumn & look at the berries. We have nothing like your hedgerows here, but for years I've loved watching Hugh Fernley Whittingstal shows & have wanted to wander through the hedgerows too.

tales from an O.C. cottage said...

Oh what fabulous pictures!!!! Thank you!

M ^..^

Marja Kristiina said...

Just a quick note: Wishing you a lovely week!

Marja Kristiina said...

Oh noooo, swapping suggestions coming through the doors and windows! Just as long as you don't back out on me :-D

Take care!

Country Bliss said...

H, great photos, I should imagine we will have a bad winter after the summer we have had!
I have the Sew pretty homestyle book and have written my list of things to make lol.
Yvonne

Debbies-English-Treasures said...

Thanks for showing photos of the book... I`m off now to order myself one!
Kisses
Debbie Moss

MelMel said...

Colin firth IS darcey for me.....even tho the wet shirt was not in the book...i always feel its a bit J.Austen left out!!!!
Loving it!!!

Glad to have you in the draw...hope you will pop in again...just watching the tudors...i have a thing for men in costume darmas...sshhhh don't tell hubbie.....tights are not a good look on him and he hates getting wet !!!!!xxxxx