Tuesday, 22 December 2009

ABC Wednesday - Wind

It may be invisible but the direction can be seen as after years of a westerly wind the tree bends to its will. Used as a way point on a moorland walk I wonder how many years it has been here. If you click on the photo to enlarge you will see right through the bottom of the tree to the other side.

The Ancient Greeks stories tell us that Aeolus was the ruler of the winds and he kept them confined to a cave on Mount Haemus, Thrace.

He must have let one of them out to whistle through the Black Mountains in Wales. On a very warm and sunny day with a hat to protect against the rays, I sat down to have a drink and RB got his camera out. As he went to click
Whoosh away went the hat. You can see I am a coiled spring about to chase it down as it moves to the edge of the photo. An almost action shot.
A scenic windmill on Mont Dol seen through straight fir trees, they deal with the wind in a different way. Although this day was almost windless with just a gentle zephyr.
From the other side the still windmill and restaurant with umbrellas to shelter against the sun. The wind likes to play with umbrellas.
The wind turbines are not as attractive but the chequered pattern is rather appealing. This was taken on Kirkby Moor, the same place as the tree in the first photograph. It is a schizophrenic place, part of it is a wild and fragile moorland, then a fraction of it is a wind farm and then further on there is a slate quarry with spoil heaps. It could probably act a microcosm of how the human race treat the planet.

But lets move and go up up and away as the
wind takes the balloons. The Raiderettes having problems releasing and separating the balloons, which took on a life of their own, and winged their way into the atmosphere, never being separated from each other. Weeeeee

I leave you with one of Tolkien's riddles. Natural phenonomen are always a favourite in these puzzles. There are sometimes consequences in legends of not being able to answer a riddle. Riddle me ree

Voiceless it cries
Wingless flutters
Toothless bites
Mouthless mutters

We are nearing the end of the alphabet in the ABC Wednesday meme. To see what words the other participants have used whizz over here


Sylvia K said...

What a terrific post for the W day! Great variety and fantastic photos!

Hope you have a great week! Wishing you and yours the very Merriest Christmas of all!


Tumblewords: said...

A wonderful post for this W Day! Merry Christmas to you and yours!

photowannabe said...

Love your variety and originality for this post. Great action shot of you ready to spring into action.

Roger Owen Green said...

your post has moved me like the windmills of my mind.

Manang Kim said...

Oh gush I love your post and your picture. That tree is awesome only nature can do this. Thanks for sharing!

ABC Wednesday~WWII

jabblog said...

Fabulous post embracing so many different themes! Great stuff and the photos are wonderful.

Jay said...

Exellent post!! Love the bent tree, we have some like that here in the fens.

Also the wind turbines. I actually love the way they look, especially against a blue sky, and that patchwork effect is a perfect foil for them.

Judi said...

Wonderful W post. Happy holidays! Peace on Earth.

Q said...

Wow! I so enjoyed your w post. Very fun with the wind the star player. All of your photogrpahs were amazing but he tree wind swept takes my heart.
May you and yours have the Happiest of New Years.

Gerald (Ackworth born) said...

whoa - steady on there or you'll whisk us away with all that wind.

Martha in PA said...

Wonderful series of photos. They are all so beautiful!