Monday, 22 July 2013

A Feast for the eyes.

Today has been a very busy day.   First the heating engineer  came to service the Aga cooker and the central heating boiler - this meant an early start.

Then both the farmer and I had to be at the Physiotherapist in Crakehall, a village near the little town of Bedale, for eleven o'clock.   And it was when we reached Crakehall that we had a real feast for the eyes.

There is a small piece of waste ground by the side of the beck - but it is not waste ground this year.   Just look at what covers it.   The effect of these wild flowers- ox-eye daisies, cornflowers, poppies and a dozen more- is absolutely stunning.   The farmer needed no persuading to go back on foot while I had my treatment, and photograph the effect for you to see.   Isn't it wonderful?

21 comments:

Barbara said...

How very beautiful! ...and how nice of the farmer to photograph it for you to share.

John Gray said...

I wanted the rough bits of my field to look like that..... Alas

Cloudia said...

I was enjoying your lovely flowers when the news broke. Congratulations on a new Briton & Royal!


Warm Aloha:-)

MorningAJ said...

They are beautiful. The colours are amazing.

Helsie said...

Absolutely delightful!!

Penny said...

Lovely.

angryparsnip said...

Just beautiful !

cheers, parsnip

Hildred said...

Just gorgeous. So glad you had your camera, Pat.

Pondside said...

It is a treat to see. That's a real act of kindness - planting in a common area for the enjoyment of everyone. There are years when the highway divide near us erupts in colour - a gift of seeds from some kind person in the fall.

Bovey Belle said...

How stunning. i imagine it is a proper wild flower mix that has been used. I wish our paddock looked like that!

Pam said...

Thanks Farmer! Lovely!

Heather said...

What a delight - please thank the farmer for taking the trouble to photograph it for us all to enjoy. Our local council has sown areas of roadside verge with wildflower seeds but they have struggled in this year's conditions and don't look as good as your picture, though the poppies are surviving well.

mrsnesbitt said...

Wonderful stuff Pat! xxx

Dave King said...

Wonderful. I can't think of anything more uplifting.

The Weaver of Grass said...

I think you can buy wild flower seed mats to laydown and cover with compost. I don't know whether this is what was done here but judging by the mix and the way it is spread out I suspect they used something like that.
\whatever they used it is a joy to behold. Thanks for sharing it.

Elizabeth Wix said...

Real 'eye candy'.
Do you remember when there were always lots of lupins next to railway lines?
Super photo by the Farmer.
I tapped it to make it look bigger!

Reader Wil said...

I love wild flowers. This morning I heard that a certain sort of butterflies has lost half of its population because of the farmers mowing the grass, weeding and using fertilizers. Please correct me if I am wrong, for I don't know anything about these things.
Thanks for your comments and congratulations with the baby prince.
Wil, ABCW Team

Gerry Snape said...

I'm loving the wild flowers this year everywhere...we have the National Wild Flower Collection near us in Liverpool...of all places!!Beauty everywhere!

Em Parkinson said...

I've often tried to achieve that effect with no luck WHATSOEVER! Beautiful.

Jayview said...

It is such a beautiful sight I keep coming back to look at it.

Golden West said...

It looks like a painting by an Impressionist - so lovely!