Seen at the Festival of the Tree

...if you would be happy all your life, plant a garden ~ Chinese proverb

Tuesday, 1 November 2011

GBMD: O wild West Wind

O wild West Wind, thou breath of Autumn's being.
Thou, from whose unseen presence the leaves dead
Are driven, like ghosts from an enchanter fleeing.

Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792 - 1822)

Silver birch, ash, elder, field maple and hawthorn all dancing at the side of my garden, a week or so ago. It did get much windier a few hours later, but I prefer this blue sky combination. If the embedded YouTube video isn't working, you can view it here.


  1. Now that looks quite windy enough VP ~ I am sure that the leaves were fleeing fast. Excellent illustration of the poem :)

  2. I like the sound of the wind in the trees - I remember as child listening to that and worrying that the tree in our garden would fall down.

  3. Anna - thank you :)

    Mark - it was the sound I particularly wanted to capture - it's so evocative isn't it and it's part of my garden in the same way as the plants are.


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