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They've Mowed The Verges!12/07/2008 - 9:54 PM
I've had a busy month so far, but that doesn't mean that I haven't been thinking about photography. And I did even take some shots in a few stolen moments. Managed to get some entries in for the Tetley Tea competition at the very last moment, but it cost me some work time that I had to catch up on in the evening.
Anyway, so I have been thinking about some new shots. One thing I had in mind, was some wildflower photos. And since I live on a dyke, and close to an A road, there are plenty of verges with wildflowers. Pathetic, having to look for flowers on verges? No, not for me.
You see, we don't have any fields full of wildflowers here. This little country is over-organised, you see.
Ever seen photos of bulb fields? Lots and lots of bulb flowers, but all in neatly organised rows. Everything is supposed to be neat and organised here.
So a field of wildflowers just all jumbled up and unorganised is unthinkable here. No poppy fields on rolling hills for us. No groups of wildflowers among Tuscan cypresses. No stitchworts to be seen, at least not in large groups. No Monet-like fields - with or without women with parasols. Nothing like that. The only wildflowers we get here, can be found in stupid places like verges of roads.
Our dyke has a road, and the road has verges. One even pretty big, because that's where the dyke slopes downward. And it had lots of wildflowers.
Please note the tense I'm using: "had".
Because these over-organised fellow-countrymen of mine have mowed the **** verges, haven't they! I finally found some time tonight to go out and take some photos, and to my shock and horror I found that the verges had all been mowed!
I'd seen such nice daisies, even some poppies. All gone. Well, almost all. I found a few on a piece of land that the local council hasn't allocated for any specific use yet. (Ironic that bureaucracy is a solution, in this case!) And I did get a shot that I liked, although not exactly what I'd had in mind. I'll upload it and see what people think.
Oh well. I'll have to make do with what's left.
I suppose I'd better go back to that undeveloped piece of land soon and get more pictures, because otherwise someone else may feel that it looks too unorganised with those grasses and wildflowers and mow it all down as well!
Off to upload my poppy shot now...