People can’t believe the illusion is naturally occurring as it looks ‘hand-woven’
Storm Arwen left a’masterpiece’ in its wake, blasting tonnes of grass so hard that the blades wove themselves perfectly onto a fence, fooling admirers into thinking it was handmade.
On Sunday, November 28, landscape photographer Colin Richards braved the elements to walk up Mynydd Pwll-yr-Iwrch in Bridgend when he came across a ‘unbelievable’ sight stretching across 130 metres of fencing.
The brown moor grass is completely entwined in the barbed wire structure, which has been dubbed the “best fence ever” in photos taken by the father-of-one on the hill summit.
The 61-year-old claimed that a sea of molinia, a type of moor grass, had been uprooted by the strong northerly winds, which had also wrapped every blade around the entire fence to give the appearance that it had been “handwoven.”
The images were posted online by the home care provider, where they have received more than 7,760 likes, comments, and shares. The “amazing” building has also been referred to as the “waffle fence.”
Maesteg resident Colin said: “It appears to be man-made, but if you looked at it, you would be up there for years because it is 130 meters long and never ends.
“That evening, I showed the pictures to others because I found them to be so peculiar. While most people seem to enjoy them, some do not believe that they are natural.
“The only thing in its path was this fence as the northerly winds emanating from all the other hills picked up tons of grass.
“I quickly crossed this gate and peered up the fence’s line to see what many people refer to as “waffles” or “the waffle fence.”
“Every blade of grass has entwined itself around the fence’s posts, barbed wire, and paneling. It merely has the appearance of having been manually woven. That was incredible.”
The amateur photographer claimed that he has been coming to this particular hill in Maesteg since he was ten years old and that the gale-force winds had also completely uprooted three posts.
The 40-year-old photographer said he “couldn’t believe” the response he received after posting his photos to Facebook, where they had been shared more than 3,900 times.
As Adrian Guest said “That is how Shreddies are grown, then! They have always seemed knitted to me.”
Says Sharon Parton “A gigantic waffle of grass! Amazing!”
Amazing! said Kate Ray in addition.
As Anya Clarke put it: “How incredible! A masterpiece created by mother nature.”
Nature is knitting, according to Anna Rack.
Commentary from Kale Taylor “This happens naturally, right? Fantastic photography.”
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