Sunday, 2 August 2015

Margins

The rural landscape is in a constant state of change and not always for the worse. A wander in the countryside recently yielded these photographs of field margins which have been left for conservation purposes, floral borders for the agro-industry of East Anglia. 








Take care.




25 comments:

  1. I love wildflowers. We live in the desert, so our wildflowers, few that they are, are homes to so many tidy critters that you would never pick them for bouquets. I miss my childhood when I lived near the wood and picking wildflowers was one of my favorite things to do. Momma always had bouquets in the summer months:)

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  2. Every little bit helps! I wish we had a program like that here.

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  3. Beautiful! My garden is looking a bit like this at the moment. I like it but I'm not sure if my neighbours do - guess who has the most butterflies and bees!

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  4. Wonderful field margins John - wish our fields were big enough to leave margins, but like all Dales fields they are too small. Wonderful wealth of wild flowers - super photographs.

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  5. Hello. I dropped over from Weaver's place. Last week the verges in Wisconsin looked much like yours, except I do no remember the thistles. Perhaps not in head yet. Your photos are wonderful.

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  6. Wildflowers exist in such a wide variety! Your photos are lovely and a joy to watch.

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  7. Thistles, although prickly, are really quite lovely. And Queen Anne's lace is so pretty blowing in the breeze.

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  8. So beautiful, like lace and tapestry.

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  9. One feels there is still hope.....

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  10. I really like these...not sure which would be my favorite.

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  11. Nice collection of wildflowers!

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  12. such a beautiful variety of wildflowers.

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  13. You have captured some of my favorite scenes -- the wild ones. the photos are wonderful -- barbara

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  14. Lovely meadows full of wild flowers.
    When I was last week in the countryside, I took also photos of flowers but they are not at all as beautiful a your images :)
    Hugs

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  15. A lovely tapestry of wildflowers.

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  16. Oh, lovely wildflowers to make the bees, butterflies and photographers happy!

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  17. What a lovely sight to see a meadow full of those lovely flowers!

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    1. Oh what pretty fields of wild flowers! And beautifully captured too!

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  18. Thank you for your comment about immigrants on my site today John. Your saying that we invaded their country first reminded me of a book I have recently read: When a crocodile eats the sun - by Peter Godwin. It is about Zimbabwe and the troubles there. Excellent book if you can find a copy (mine was £2 from Amazon). In it he quotes someone as saying - the greatest crime was us invading Africa and the second greatest crime was us leaving it.

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  19. Beautiful photos, John. I particularly like the first two. Nature gently spreading her bounty of seeds.

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  20. It surprises me how much this field of wildflowers looks like fields here in California. Lovely.

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  21. Totally gorgeous images John, j'adore wildflowers en masse.. Looking forward to spring here next month to capture something similar!

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