8 May 2012

Fantasising

I heard that it was a nice day over in northern England yesterday. If I had been there I might have driven down to the Linacre Reservoirs just west of Chesterfield. I used to love that little parcel of countryside sandwiched between A roads on the eastern edge of the Peak District. It's almost a forgotten land where hikers and other outside visitors rarely venture though it's treasured by local residents. And if I had been there, I imagine that I might have taken photographs like these:-
Bluebell time in Linacre Wood
Cobnar Wood from Furnace Lane, Barlow
Birley Farm under a grey cloud
Bagthorpe farmhouse
Wigley Primary School
Linacre - the lower reservoir
Old Brampton - the church lych gate
Oh to be in England in the merry month of May. I shall see if I can teach some of the redundant Burmese workers to join me in a spot of morris dancing down on the beach before I go up to Aotearoa Villa to see how Katherine's getting on.

7 comments:

  1. In May I think it truly best
    to be a robin lightly dressed
    concocting soup inside my nest
    Mix it once, mix it twice,
    mix that Chicken soup with rice.
    ~Maurice Sendak~

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  2. Well, you did miss some lovely weather, YP!

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  3. Wish I was there - in England I mean!

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  4. What a wonderful imagination you have Puds. And fabulous imaginary images.
    Coincidentally, I've been imagining that I am back in New Zealand. The scarlet oak will be clothed in all its glorious autumn finery by now. I'm glad someone else is going to be doing all the leaf-raking on the new drive this year.

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  5. I'm surprised you haven't got your maypole out to entertain the natives. I'm told that it's something that always make the ladies smile.

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  6. ARCTIC FOX Was Sendak on drugs when he wrote that ditty?
    JENNY You know I rather like the sultry tropical heat - it seems to melt right into your bones.
    KATHERINE I am sure your three devoted offspring will be keeping the New Zealand property all spick and span - even though you may never go back there.
    SHOOTING PARROTS Good idea sir. Verily the maypole shall be erected in the morning.

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  7. I have come from Going Gently attracted by the Yorkshire part of your blog name. Bagthorpe Farm is a lovely photo. Our bluebell wood are just like the on e you just posted. Do come over and see me some time.

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