Non-sunrise Solstice

After a virtually sleepless muggy night here in Slaithwaite, I was awake enough to fall out of bed at 3.30am with the intention of trotting off up to Pole Moor, about a mile and a half up the hill from my cottage, to welcome in the Midsummer sunrise, and hope fervently for a better last … More Non-sunrise Solstice

Perfectly pink!

Weyhey!! Summer’s arrived here in Slaithwaite today. It’s hot outside, for this week anyway. So I got to thinking about what I should post, about what represents summer in nature the most, and remembered aborted efforts with bees and how all that pollen was making  me wheeze. Shot some nice flowers, thought I’d done the … More Perfectly pink!

“Laikin’ wi t’camera in t’wet…”

…or, roughly translated from Yorkshire, images of slight abstraction taken in Huddersfield town centre during a period of prolonged rain.   Finally, something positive about rainy days! I have enjoyed thinking about reflections, raindrops, puddly images and generally wet drippy stuff.  Trying to build up a collection of such images for further posts has been … More “Laikin’ wi t’camera in t’wet…”


An astonishing thing has happened! My local hometown football team, Huddersfield Town have been promoted to the Premiership, England’s top flight football league, and next season will be playing with the likes of Chelsea, Arsenal and (our number one team in this household) Manchester Utd!! This is a rare occurrence in these here parts. Town … More Promoted!

Bird on a wire

While uploading some photos today, I noticed how many I seemed to have accumulated of various feathered friends perching on chimney pots, aerials, telegraph poles and wires. I thought they may look interesting all together (well a few of them anyway…) Wasn’t quite prepared for the sudden movement as I had only just pointed my … More Bird on a wire