in the summer, in southern french wine country, you want the wind to come from the north, because it is dry and keeps the grapes from succumbing to mildew and fungal disease. a steady marine wind from the south can cause endless headaches. in the fall you want the wind to come from the south, where it is warm, and where rain might fall and replenish the soil with water the vines can draw from. a north wind in the fall is just biting and cold. this roseau, or reed, appears to be subject to every kind of wind at once, and looks elegantly flustered.
roadside reeds (roseau)