There is so much vegetation around at the moment - fields and hedgerows seem to be overflowing with green. Maybe nature is getting ready to replace the modern dinosaurs, once the virus has done its worst.
Thursday, 28 May 2020
Wednesday, 27 May 2020
Yesterday, I went for a socially distanced walk with my son in the grounds of Wortley Hall, Sheffield. This magnificent eighteenth century stately home has, for the past half century, been owned by the British labour and trade union movement, and used for meetings and residential courses, as well as being made available to the general public as a venue. A beautiful setting for a gorgeous walk: grandeur without guilt.
Monday, 25 May 2020
|BRIDGE OVER THE CALDER, ELLAND|
A gentle River Calder glides by the angular ferocity of a twentieth century concrete flyover. One is all ripples and curves, the other structure and strength. If that river is enraged, however, we know to our cost, it will sweep away all before it.
Sunday, 24 May 2020
Saturday, 23 May 2020
An old family photograph which must date back to the mid 1930s. The man in the photograph is Charlie Pitts, I am not sure about the woman next to him. It was taken in Blue Anchor, a village in Somerset, when my parents were on a motorbike holiday with Charlie and his lady friend.
Friday, 22 May 2020
Castle Hill in Huddersfield: There have been settlements here for more than 4,000 years and numerous hill forts and castle have stood on top of the hill. The current tower dates only from 1899, when it was erected to mark the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Victoria.
Thursday, 21 May 2020
Wednesday, 20 May 2020
Tuesday, 19 May 2020
Sunday, 17 May 2020
A wild flower, picked at random from the roadside and then subjected to a very high resolution scan. The individual flowers are less than half a centimetre wide. I have no idea what it is called - it matters not, it is the shape and the shade that is attractive.