Cascading Waterfalls

A storm arrived early this morning, so much rain falling on top of the already saturated ground, so that torrents of surface water cascaded into the rivers and on down the many waterfalls in the dales. If only we could relocate some of the…

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Joan

Joan I believe that it is time that I told Joan’s story in full, but beware for this story comes with a health warning. It just might be bad for your mental health: Joan was born in 1940; she nearly did not make…

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The Kestrel

A few days ago a visit to see grandchildren resulted in me taking two dogs for a walk  up a rather narrow country lane towards Silsden Moor. I was rewarded by an opportunity to watch a kestrel hover as it looked for prey,…

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Lords of the Forest

I stood resting with mother earth until the hard north wind disturbed my slumber. Wild blew the wind and hard was the rain. Tonight three giants of the realm passed away, shattered by the wind, broken asunder, driven down on to the earth. To be infiltrated, unravelled,…

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Writing and Photography

I have never found photography an easy art to understand, so getting the right photo for that I want rarely happens. Intending to write a short piece about a journey made a few years back, I attempted to obtain a photo to illustrate the article.…

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