23 July 2017

Pictures

Up on Riggs High Road west of Stannington, I pulled Clint over and sat on a bench to read my book. The road runs for a mile or two between two river valleys - The Rivelin and The Loxley. In wintertime, it can be very bleak up there. The temperature can fall several degrees below the temperatures in the valleys below.

As I sat on the wooden bench, turning the pages I noticed that the skies above were brightening from the south west. Gradually the countryside was being nicely illuminated as the blue above made gaps in the clouds. I took my trusty camera from Clint's boot and snapped that black cow munching grass on the top of the ridge.

Below, I turned the other way and pointed my lens towards Hill Top and High Bradfield which sits above the Loxley Valley. I hope you will agree that it's a marvellous view:-
Looking back through photographs I have taken in the past week, I spotted this one of a marsh thistle, backlit by evening sunshine. I took it while rambling like an escaped convict on the edge of Hathersage Moor. Fortunately the bloodhounds and prison search party didn't  reach me and I was able to get away:-

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  1. Wonderful view and photos, warm greetings to you!

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    1. You are always so kind and encouraging Mr B. Thanks.

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  2. Just love the back lighting to that thistle. Greetings from North Yorkshire.

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    1. Thank you Thelma. It's a shame there wasn't a cobweb on it too.

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  3. Your description of enjoying the views there remind me of the books by James Herriot. I love his books! If someone made a movie from one of them, then his books would be the rage.
    Funny, he was NOT from Yorkshire but it seems that it took someone from outside the area to make people notice the beauty of it. (Maybe they WANTED to keep it a secret. LOL)
    Oh, and I also love that last photo. The evening light in England, it is really something.

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    1. Yup! That James Herriot fellow is responsible for some of the tourism we Yorkshire folk have to put up with nowadays! So pleased you appreciated the last picture Kay! Thank you.

      By the way in England we had a TV programme called "All Creatures Great and Small" based on Herriot's books. Go here for example:-
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KGyfFCWdoJg&list=PL4s8Ot_JI1AyZwztfdla8Ce2JUYXmA0Gq

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  4. I've been to Stannington loads of times. It's a special place. I know that. Sheffield is a great place to go to if you haven't been there before. The traditional greeting of "ey up" is one you won't hear in any other county. Even the sheep bleat in a Yorkshire accent. "That bloody Freddie Trueman were quick" me Dad used to say afore he were carted off to the abbatoir.

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    1. Hang on... does that mean your dad was a farm animal?

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  5. 'Tis a lovely view, I do agree wholeheartedly! :)

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    1. Thanks for agreeing Lee even though agreeing isn't always in your nature.

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    2. I guess, then, I'm similar to everyone else, Yorkie, including your good self. I'm sure you don't agree with everything.

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    3. My goodness! Hold me up! I almost fainted in shock! lol

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  6. The photo of the black cow on the ridge is a triumph.

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    1. I tried seven or eight pictures of it but this one was the best. Thanks Sue.

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  7. I thought it was a Mondeo but I was wrong too.

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    1. Ey up - wha's that goin on abaht lad?

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  8. Excellent photos YP - a very good advert for the Yorkshire Tourist Board. Can't help but notice that your part of the world seems to have more than it's fair share of cows !

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    1. I think I am drawn to them CG. Perhaps it's because I used to be the milk monitor when I was in primary school.

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  9. Yorkshire must be the most beautiful place in England.

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    1. Certainly more beautiful than Hinckley where Treey (Terry) lives!

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  10. Beautiful pictures, YP. The second reminds me of a view in our area - see it here: http://nstravelapp.ca/nova-scotia-new-glasgow/green-hill-provincial-park.asp Anytime I see rolling hills and fields demarcated by tree lines it says "home" to me, but it's a little strange to see them half a world away!

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    1. You're right Jenny! There is a similarity... and so green too!

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  11. very picturesque countryside in which you reside, YP. how far are you located from squire john gray in wales?

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    1. Squire Gray lives about ninety miles away as the crow flies but he used to reside in Sheffield too. Thanks for calling by AMinP.

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  12. I love your cow photo. That is fantastic. Just a simple moment, but so perfect.

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    1. Always nice to have one of my photos acknowledged by you Steve. Thank you.

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  13. Love all the pictures, especially the second one. The grass so green, it's almost black! Like Ohio or Pennsylvania. Don't like thistle, however! We are overrunning with the stuff this summer. We are supposed to get rid of as much as we can in the mountains as the elk avoid it and that might lead to them not being able to travel their usual feeding grounds

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    1. Oh those poor elk! Perhaps you should buy in some elk food and invite them round for a party.

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  14. Awesome first photo!

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    1. Thanks Red. I am glad that I took it that way with the big sky above.

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  15. Love that view across to High Bradfield! I have fond memories of a Sunday afternoon spent there with my Aunt J and Uncle B, both of whom I did not meet during this year's Yorkshire Holiday, unfortunately.

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    1. Perhaps next year you will be back. I love that little area - High Bradfield and Low Bradfield in the valley.

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  16. very picturesque countryside in which you reside, YP. how far are you located from squire john gray in wales?
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