17 March 2018

Pictures

In blogging today, I was going to tell you the meaning of life. Then I thought I might give you tonight's winning National Lottery numbers. I also considered sharing the secret of eternal happiness and how to live healthily to the age of one hundred. Other blogging ideas included how to bring about peace in Syria, how to stop Saudi Arabian aggression in The Yemen, how to lace Vladimir Putin's cornflakes with nerve gas and how to lose seven pounds of excess bodyfat in a week without even trying. 
In the end, I ditched all of the above ideas in favour of sharing three more photographs I snapped last week on my circular walk around Stoney Middleton and Eyam in Derbyshire. These three pictures were all nominated in the geograph website's "picture of the week" competition though in the end I didn't bag a winner. Still, I am pretty happy with these images and I know that some of you out there like to see my various pictures from this region of England.

29 comments:

  1. Your photographs are always a joy to behold.

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    1. Thank you Sue. I hope you are keeping warm this wintry weekend.

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  2. I enjoy your pictures and you have a good eye for picking the subjects. Your love for photography shows in all your photos. (Don't know if I've made much sence but, I think you know what I mean)
    Greetings Maria x

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    1. I do know what you mean Maria. I am so sorry that Italy lost in today's rugby match against Scotland. I watched the game and in the first half Italy were far better. They should have scored more points then Scotland would have been dead and buried.

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  3. I just love all the stone walls you have in England. And I never get tired of seeing your photographs; as Sue said, they're always a joy.

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    1. I am so glad that they bring you some pleasure Jennifer.

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  4. Congratulations on your pictures being nominated! You always make such wonderful pictures that I should think you would be a regular first place winner! You do have an eye for what makes a good photograph. I can't get enough of the fascinating stone walls in your area. I love the old stone house. Do you know roughly how old it is? When I see an old home like that I always try to imagine the people that lived there and what their lives were like.

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    1. I love to see ruined farm buildings in the countryside Bonnie. Like you I think of the people who once lived there. I would guess that that little farm dates back to at least the seventeeth century. I tried hard to discover its name but failed miserably.

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  5. Such wonderful, atmospheric photographs. I'm slightly disappointed in the fact that you are withholding the meaning of life AND the lottery numbers but I'll get over it......

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    1. Send me a cheque for £1000 and I will give you next week's winning lottery numbers Christina.

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  6. I wish someone would tell me how to rid the world of ignorance and thoughtlessness...that would be a good start!

    However, I will accept, and like, instead, three lovely photos on a Sunday morning. (It is Sunday morning here as I read and type...so I'm not making a typo)!

    I had a small win in last night's Lotto...so I'm happy. :)

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    1. Congratulations on your "small win" Lee! It's still Saturday night here and it's icy outside. I am wondering whether or not to visit the pub.

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  7. I'm particularly upset not to have the revelation of the meaning of life. I wanted to know if you agreed that it was 47. However the images were a very pleasant letdown for my disappointment.

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    1. 47? No, it's 57 - as in Heinz 57 varieties. Until you have tried all 57 you really haven't lived.

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    2. 57 varieties of what?

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    3. Food Kylie - including Heinz Chow Chow Pickle and Heinz Evaporated Horseradish.

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    4. To enlighten you (and myself) further, Kylie I have just posted on the subject.

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  8. What, no advice on how to get rid of Trump?! Ah, that's okay, the pictures are worth more than even that, and yes that is a compliment.

    I always like to see the stone walls - and with moss they are even lovelier. Do you know whether the stones were from a quarry or were they picked from the ground? (I'm guessing quarry since they are flat-edged)

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    1. Many North Americans seem to admire our stone walls that, by the way, only exist in certain parts of our country. Many of them are hundreds of years old. Often the stones wee sourced from small quarries or from the banks of brooks and streams or discovered when ploughing land. I love them and the randomness of their "design". No mortar or cement was used in their construction.

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    2. No mortar - that's amazing, isn't it.

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  9. The middle photo is a winner. Good example of perspective.

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    1. I walked up that path for half a mile. It was hard going.

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  10. My pick (unlike Red's) is the tumble-down house. Great light and the feathery outline of the trees against the sky appeals to me.

    Alphie

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    1. Thank you Alphie. I had to wait a few minutes until sunshine illuminated the ruin.

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  11. I particularly like the one with the signpost. The most remarkable thing is the weather -- all that sunshine! Are you getting walloped by more snow at the moment, like we are?

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    1. Yes Steve. Back to square one this Sunday morning. My car is well and truly snowed in.

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  12. Greetings from a Yorkshire girl in Tasmania, Australia. Wish I could find a way to follow you.

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    1. Hello Tasmanian Devil! It is nice to have Yorkshire exiles dropping by this blog. By the way, I thought that transportation for petty crimes ceased in the nineteenth century. Did you steal a sheep or something?

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  13. You know that this particular reader is always happy to see photos of drystone walls and old barns etc., I just can't get enough of them. Who cares about the meaning of life when one can have drystone walls!
    I have been home with the flu since Wednesday and hope to be back on my feet (more or less) tomorrow, so that my big birthday bash does not have to take place without me. In the meantime, this morning I have solved the refugee crisis while on the phone with O.K., so I may have to fly out to speak in front of the UN general assembly at very short notice.

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