Cursed Wind

We have a west facing front garden, and the last few days have had me futilely railing against the winds. They flatten the new growth on roses, blast awry the budding peonies and snap the blooms of  lilacs. Garden photography – the records of blooms and bugs must wait awhile.

He created the evil wind, and the tempest, and the hurricane, And the fourfold wind, and the sevenfold wind, and the whirlwind, and the wind which had no equal; He sent forth the winds which he had created, the seven of them; To disturb the inward parts of Tiamat
He created the evil wind, and the tempest, and the hurricane, And the fourfold wind, and the sevenfold wind, and the whirlwind, and the wind which had no equal; He sent forth the winds which he had created, the seven of them; To disturb the inward parts of Tiamat...(from the forth tablet of the Enuma Elish, The Epic of Creation)

[Pictured – Rosa glauca (pinks), Persicaria polymorpha (white) and Helenium hoopesii (orange)]

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One thought on “Cursed Wind

  1. Boy do I hear ya! I’ve lost so much to wind this year – a tiny greenhouse with cukes, a top of a tomato plant, and some massive destruction on flowers. This year has been relentless and mean – from the late spring to snow in June, to low nighttime temps, to gale force winds. I’m just a beginner gardener, but I’m aghast at the carnage. Hang in there!

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