Here are a few photographs from yesterday's walk - still within the boundaries of The City of Sheffield. It was pleasant to discover some paths that I had not plodded along before - between the Rivelin and Loxley valleys.
There were plenty of lambs around on what was a beautiful spring day. Not a cloud in the sky and no contrails either - now that very few military or civilian flights are operating. And when I was on the lanes round about the hamlets of Storrs and Stopes and Hilltop I didn't see a single motor vehicle apart from a sheep farmer's quad bike.
Emerging from a dell through which Load Brook ran, I climbed up to Hill Farm and then proceeded along the farm's track towards Riggs High Road. Half way there I spotted a very rustic bench by a wall. It had an engraved metal plate in the middle. Strangely the plate was badly scratched but I was still able to discover that the bench was dedicated to the memory of Harry Potter!
|Harry Potter memorial bench|
I kid you not! But not the Harry Potter boy wizard invented by J.K.Rowling. The Harry Potter in question was a farmer - born in 1926. He died in 2006. How weird it must have been for him to discover that his ordinary name had become ultra-famous in the ten final year's of his life - with best selling books, a hugely successful film franchise and a legion of fans. So strange.
|Mirror reflecting Greenfield Cottage at Storrs|
On a bench by Riggs High Road, someone had left a wedge of wood with topical messages burnt into it:. "Stay Safe", "We'll Get Through This" and "Follow the Guidance". Very soon afterwards, Clint drove me home where I prepared a nice tea of salmon, French beans, roasted tomato and my latest culinary invention - colcannon cakes - using leftover mashed potato and spring cabbage from our Sunday dinner. They were pretty yummy.
|View to Stannington from Spoon Lane|