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
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!
As it’s still depressingly and irrepressibly wet outside today, I have taken a break from rain pictures to post instead something from last weekend. My new bird table is now installed in the back garden, and is starting to attract guests. So far, our regulars have been mainly our resident sparrows and robins, but I … More Bird breakfast at Jill’s
…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…”
Well after last week’s promotion excitement in my little old hometown of Huddersfield, this week sees the full-blown arrival of British summertime…rain and wind. Its blowing a gale right now, and needless to say I arrived home from work rather soggy again. Never mind, rain means shiny photos of folk avoiding rain. This also means … More The rain it raineth…
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!
Every month from about last September, I have been posting a few pictures to try and illustrate life in my small Pennine village of Slaithwaite. In recent months this has become a. more flowery b. a bit samey. Due to life’s nasty habit of taking over any scrap of free time, with little warning, and … More My ways and By-ways – Slawit in April and May
I am lucky to have a family of robins nesting in my front garden. I’ve unofficially sub-let privets to blackbirds, and plenty of sparrows have nested under the eaves and currently in a hole in the wall, but in ten years I think robins are a first. I am surprised how tame this cheeky little … More Bob-bob-bobbin’ along
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