Wednesday, 18 July 2012

Well Dressing

Brown Edge Well Dressing
(Canon EOS 60D, Sigma 17-70mm @ 53mm, 1/125s @ f/10)
We are now well into the well dressing season for the Peak District. The village of Brown Edge in the Staffordshire Moorlands is not actually in the National Park but does maintain the tradition by dressing three wells. This years theme is fairly obvious, the Jubilee and the Olympics. The wells are traditionally dressed using flower petals, foliage, lichens, mosses and seeds pressed into a bed of wet clay. Those in Brown Edge this year have used a large amount of coloured gravel which, while not traditional, stands up well to the ravages of the heavy rainfall we have been having.
An Olympic theme

1 comment:

  1. A land very far from me, beautiful and lush green. Thank you for sharing.