Sunday, 4 April 2021

Walks With My Dog - Bramley Park, Easter 2021

 


It was a glorious Easter Sunday today; I felt very happy to be out on a walk in one of the local parks with my favourite boys this morning. It was a bit cold with a chilly wind, especially up on the hill, but  morning spring sunshine painted the sky and the grass resplendent rich colours, and the air was imbued with crisp new life freshness.


















 





~  Happy Easter! ~











Friday, 2 April 2021

Walks With My Dog - Daffodils At Kirkstall Abbey, 02/04/21

 


The ancient ruins of Kirkstall Abbey in my neighbourhood must be one of the most beautiful sites in Yorkshire right now with its masses of delightful daffodils bobbing and swaying cheerfully wherever you look. A walk around the place at this time of the year cannot fail to make your day even on a rather chilly and cloudy morning like today. G and I have formed a habit of walking our dog Midge together as often as possible, which is a wonderful thing in many ways; from my photography point of view, it means that I have a much freer mind and hands to take pics and videos.....



























 








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Saturday, 20 March 2021

Vlog: Early Spring Around Horsforth Town, Leeds

 


Today is Spring Equinox and to mark this special day in nature's calendar here is a short video I made around Horsforth, a picturesque town in north-west Leeds which I go to frequently and which is a lovely urban place to enjoy seasons and nature. 



















Sunday, 14 March 2021

Memories From Haworth, Brontë Country In Black And White

 


Some black & white mood inspired by Patti Smith's book of b&w photographs "Camera Solo" while I'm contemplating a return to my beloved Haworth after a long long absence.




Stairs to the Brontë Parsonage cellar. The Brontë children ran up and down these stairs countless times as they loved to play and enact the stories they wrote in the cellar which they called "dungeon". I had a chance to see the cellar not normally open to the public in 2019 when there was a very interesting installation taking place as part of Patrick Brontë's incumbency bicentenary celebrations. The installation, entitled "How My Light Is Spent", commemorated Patrick's cataract surgery on his eye and subsequent convalescence period in Manchester, in 1846.





Part of 2019 "How My Light Is Spent" installation in the cellar of Brontë Parsonage Museum which commemorated Patrick Brontë's cataract surgery on his eye and subsequent period of convalescence in Manchester, in 1846.





Charlotte Brontë's dress, part of 2019 "How My Light Is Spent" installation in the cellar of Brontë Parsonage Museum which commemorated Patrick Brontë's cataract surgery on his eye and subsequent period of convalescence in Manchester, in 1846. Charlotte stayed with her father and looked after him for the whole duration of his stay in Manchester. It was at that time that she started writing her most famous novel "Jane Eyre".



Colour versions and other photographs as well as videos I took in and around Haworth on the same day can be viewed in this blog post





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Saturday, 6 March 2021

A Leeds Beach And A Bunch Of Crocuses

 


A beach on the river Aire in Kirkstall Valley Nature Reserve, Leeds. It was a cold 
and drizzly day and I had the beach to myself. 




On the way back home I picked some crocuses in the local park and 
created a quick, impromptu still life.



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Monday, 1 March 2021

An Early Springtime Walk In Armley Park

 


From the usual Sunday walk yesterday with my bestie; we are still keeping it local. What a glorious day it was! Sunshine, spring flowers, bird song and balmy air. Perfection! 












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