Vegetation Diary: The Texture of Wind


At the very end of winter everything is stripped bare in preparation for the emergence of Spring. This period of calm, before the energy of Spring erupts often goes unnoticed, lasting two/three weeks. However, if we look carefully there is still dynamic in the landscape as illustrated here with the movement of Phalaris arundinacea in a cold North East wind. The straw coloured stems move differently in winds from the East, which blow intermittently, not as strongly and with a different rhythm on the West side of the country, creating an ever changing dynamic of pattern and texture.



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