Friday, 22 January 2021

Lone Tree on Haworth Moor, Brontë Country

"It's calm and still and almost drear
So utter is the solitude;
But still I love to linger here
And form my mood to Nature's mood - "

~ Emily Brontë ~ Aspin Castle


Sunday, 17 January 2021

Walks With My Dog - Local, 15/01/21: After The Snowfall


"Announced by all the trumpets of the sky,
Arrives the snow, and, driving o'er the fields,
Seems nowhere to alight: the whited air
Hides hills and woods, the river, and the heaven,
And veils the farm-house at the garden's end."

~ Ralph Waldo Emerson~ The Snow Storm

Friday, 15 January 2021

Vlog: Beautiful Snowfall in My Home Town, Leeds, England


Yesterday we had a beautiful heavy snowfall which is rare for this part of the world. I was thrilled to be out with my iPhone! For me winter without snow is like summer without sunshine! 

Saturday, 9 January 2021

December Wanderings on Penistone Hill, Haworth, Brontë Country


"Down in the west

The brimming plains beneath the sunset rest,

One burning sea of gold."

~Archibald Lampman, Winter Evening~

Tuesday, 5 January 2021

Winter At Sowdens Farm, Haworth, Brontë Country


"A wrinkled crabbed man they picture thee,
Old Winter, with a rugged beard as grey
As the long moss upon the apple-tree;
Blue-lipt, an icedrop at thy sharp blue nose,
Close muffled up, and on thy dreary way
Plodding alone through sleet and drifting snows."

~ Robert Southey ~ 

Etsy Shop 

Wednesday, 30 December 2020

Happy New 2021!

For the end of year post I have chosen some recent images from two places that mean everything to me - two images from Haworth, Brontë Country, my spiritual home and two images I took this Christmas time in our actual Leeds home - our little townhouse we like to call "cottage".

Brontë Parsonage Museum, Haworth

Lodge Street, Haworth

My computer room window

G and Midge having a nap on Christmas day

2020 has been Annus Horribilis, and I am sure most of us are looking forward to its end. Here is to a much brighter, healthier, happier and more prosperous 2021!

~ Happy New Year! ~



Tuesday, 22 December 2020

Christmas 2020


"Music I lovebut never strain
Could kindle raptures so divine,
So grief assuage, so conquer pain,
And rouse this pensive heart of mine
As that we hear on Christmas morn,
Upon the wintry breezes borne.

Though Darkness still her empire keep,
And hours must pass, ere morning break;
From troubled dreams, or slumbers deep,
That music kindly bids us wake:
It calls us, with an angel's voice,
To wake, and worship, and rejoice;

To greet with joy the glorious morn,
Which angels welcomed long ago,
When our redeeming Lord was born,
To bring the light of Heaven below;
The Powers of Darkness to dispel,
And rescue Earth from Death and Hell."

~Anne Brontë~

A Window on Haworth Main Street, Brontë Country as seen on 19/12/20 with added snow effect.

The Modo & Co Shop Window on Haworth Main Street, Brontë Country as seen on 19/12/20

Merry Christmas!

I know a lot of us are struggling one way or another at the moment, but I sincerely hope Christmas brings you a moment of much needed respite, and that everyone can find it in their hearts to feel love, peace and joy of the festive season.