He dreamed of no other hedgerows
than the painted windows, always in flower; no other shade than that of the foliage of stone which spread out, loaded with birds, in the tufts of the Saxon capitals; of no other mountains than the colossal towers of the church; of no other ocean than Paris, roaring at their bases.
He thought of the winding white roads and the hedgerows
, the green meadows with their elm-trees, the delicate line of the hills and the copses that crowned them, the flatness of the marshes, and the melancholy of the North Sea.
It was at the dawn of day in the merry Maytime, when hedgerows
are green and flowers bedeck the meadows; daisies pied and yellow cuckoo buds and fair primroses all along the briery hedges; when apple buds blossom and sweet birds sing, the lark at dawn of day, the throstle cock and cuckoo; when lads and lasses look upon each other with sweet thoughts; when busy housewives spread their linen to bleach upon the bright green grass.
The gray day had turned to a light drizzling rain, which freshened the hedgerows
and the grassy borders of the by-roads, and hastened the laborers who were loading the last shocks of corn.
Why, it is the hedgerows
," roared John, with a shout of laughter.
There were the hedgerows
where the brother and sister had so often gathered wild flowers together, and the green fields and shady paths where they had so often strayed.
Fine land this,' said one of them, pointing with his umbrella to the wide fields on the right, conspicuous for their compact hedgerows
, deep, well-cut ditches, and fine timber-trees, growing sometimes on the borders, sometimes in the midst of the enclosure:
He stopped at some quarter of a mile from the house, hesitating whether to pursue the road, or to follow a cart track between two high hedgerows
, which led across the slope of a breezy heath, and evidently struck into the road again by-and-by.
Under their feet, the grass was fresh; beautiful shadows of branches flickered upon it, and speckled it; hedgerows
were luxuriant; everything was at peace.
There is a remnant still of last year's golden clusters of beehive-ricks rising at intervals beyond the hedgerows
; and everywhere the hedgerows
are studded with trees; the distant ships seem to be lifting their masts and stretching their red-brown sails close among the branches of the spreading ash.
DURING over 35 years of walking in North Wales I am increasingly saddened to see hedgerow
and riverside trees dying but not being replaced.
Set up in 1997 the Durham Hedgerow
Partnership has provided a series of training courses and competitions to help increase interest in the ancient art.
A campaign has been launched to stop the city council from tearing up trees and a hedgerow
at Canley Crematorium.
Cast pup toward the hedgerow
, taking a large, firm step toward the hedgerow
as you give pup an easy-to-see hand signal.
A century earlier, hedgerow
science that had focused on European hawthorns had found its way to the Great Plains of North America.