Sunday, 20 August 2017

ABANDONED DUCK ON ABANDONED CARPET

Yellow plastic duck on rotting carpet

On allotment.

Saturday, 19 August 2017

FLAT STONES BENEATH RIVER WHARFE AT BURNSALL

Pavement like stones beneath brown water of the Wharfe in North Yorkshire Dales National Park

Like a pavement through clear, brown water.

Friday, 18 August 2017

BIRD

Bird and plants on top of ruined mill.

On top of the mill you can see in the

Thursday, 17 August 2017

WHARFEDALE

Burnsall, Wharfedale, Yorkshire Dales National Park

A different terrain.
One hour's drive from Halifax.
 

Wednesday, 16 August 2017

THE PIECE HALL BY DAY

Thousands come to the re-opening of the Halifax Piece Hall

If only Lowry were here.

Tuesday, 15 August 2017

THE HALIFAX PIECE HALL AT NIGHT

Halifax Piece Hall at night with people looking round and Spire beside Square Chapel Beyond.

Yesterday was Colons, today it's Colonnades.
Towards the end of the day it was re-opened to the public after a £19 million restoration.
Piece Hall

Monday, 14 August 2017

SHOPS

Colon clinic between sandwich shop and delicatessen

Through a window. Hence the haze.

Tuesday, 25 July 2017

NEW LOCATION

Long black wall in Halifax with plants growing from it - especially a dandelion.

June! June was the last time I posted a picture here! And in the gap I've moved from Dorset to Halifax.

Posts here are likely to be erratic until I get more organised in my new home. In the meantime, you may like to note that my other blog, Loose and Leafy, has moved to a new location too - it's now at


All new Loose and Leafy posts will go there.

The first post is already published.

To entice you, here is a picture from it . . . but do try the whole post if you have time.

Monday, 5 June 2017

UNITE BALLOON

Huge red balloon of UNITE the union at the Tolpuddle Festival 2016

Festival tents and stalls.

Nearly at the end of Tolpuddle photos (2016) - it's almost time for the 2017 event.

Friday, 2 June 2017

GORSE IN BLACK AND WHITE

Open gorse flower in black and white

For Weekend in Black and White

Thursday, 1 June 2017

BROOM

Head of a broom leaning against a wooden fence by a brick wall

Gardens

Wednesday, 31 May 2017

RESTAURANT CEILING

Exposed metal pipes and boxes - silver -decorating restaurant ceiling

Lamps and windows.

Tuesday, 30 May 2017

HALIFAX MARKET AT THE END OF THE DAY

Snack stalls and lamp stall, Halifax indoor market, Yorkshire

Halal wraps. Hanging lamps.
Yorkshire

Monday, 29 May 2017

RED LEAVES

Red, orange, yellow and blotched leaves on a bush.

More of the bush in yesterday's post

Sunday, 28 May 2017

BITS AND BOBS IN A GARDEN

Rusty garden chair, bowl, plants, shed.

With coriander (?) and curly-leaved parsley.

Saturday, 27 May 2017

MAN ON CHESIL BEACH

Man standing on Chesil Beach at West Bay in Dorset, looking out to sea above harbour.

Facing the Sea.
West Bay, Dorset.
October 31st 2016.

Friday, 26 May 2017

PURPLE SLEEPING BAG

Material of purple sleeping bag with pattern of small squares.

Light and squares.

Thursday, 25 May 2017

STRAWBERRY PLANT AND MARJORAM

Bright green marjoram leaves showing some insect damage, a strawberry leaf and bay.

Rectangular pot of terracotta and bay.

Wednesday, 24 May 2017

BLUE TOWEL

Blue towel, showing the loops

Loops and Light.

Tuesday, 23 May 2017

JAWS

Jaws of metal torpedo sea-creature, Weymouth, Dorset, against cloudy sky

Torpedo Creature.

Monday, 22 May 2017

RED TOWEL

Red (ish) towel close to.

Loops

Sunday, 21 May 2017

POTS

Plastic pots and a plastic frame and a pottery jug in a terracotta pot

With a bay-leaf.

Saturday, 20 May 2017

WILTSHIRE AND SWINDON GMB BANNER

General and Municipal Workers Union Banner - Swindon - Showing one of the chalk horses of Wiltshire - I think Westbury

If I'm not careful, we'll be round to the next Tolpuddle festival before I've posted all the photos I took of the banners in 2016. (Not that I photographed them all; it's a massive event!)

General and Municipal Workers Union (Wiltshire and Swindon).The 'B' is for 'Boiler Makers' but this is for historical reasons - it's really for a much wider group than that.


Here's a link to Wikipedia information about the White Horse carved into the hillside at Westbury in Wiltshire.
About the Tolpuddle Festival on Message in a Milk Bottle

Friday, 19 May 2017

BUILDING FROM SOUTHAMPTON STATION

Tall modern building with many windows glimpsed between platform roofs.

Windows and peeling paint.

Saturday, 13 May 2017

WAVE


Burton Bradstock, Dorset, March 2017

Friday, 12 May 2017

ROOF - HALIFAX INDOOR MARKET

Looking up into the roof of Halifax indoor market while the scaffolding is up for repairs

With scaffolding.

Thursday, 11 May 2017

GRASS FLOWERS AND TERRACOTTA POT

Grass flowers in front of a terracotta, garden pot.

One of the beauties to be found in a lightly tended garden.

Wednesday, 10 May 2017

PARKING MARKINGS

Blue parking spaces outlined with yellow with grey route for moving cars.

At the top of a multi-storey car park.

For some reason this photo self-published early and out of sequence so apologies if you are seeing this for a second time.

Tuesday, 9 May 2017

DANDELION AND BRAMBLE

Dandelion glimpsed beyond new bramble (blackberry) leaves.


I think it's a dandelion.I used to think all yellow flowers of this shape are dandelions - but they aren't.

Monday, 8 May 2017

SNOWDROP SEED POD

Seed pod of snowdrop flower hanging over the edge of a terracotta pot.

In a pod in a pot on a pot

Sunday, 7 May 2017

CINEMA

Looking up at the Vue Cinema in Halifax - lots of glass - with a blue sky and plane entrail

In Halifax

Saturday, 6 May 2017

CAR SHADOW

Shadow of car on blue road surface of multi-storey car park with tyre tracks

With tyre tracks.

Friday, 5 May 2017

REFLECTED PUB UMBRELLAS

Huge yellow pub umbrellas reflected in the water at West Bay, Dorset

You can see these same, huge, pub-garden umbrellas 'the right way up' (i.e. non-reflected) at UMBRELLAS.


Thursday, 4 May 2017

GOOSE GRASS AND BINDWEED

Goosegrass, bindweed, bluebess, brambles and the remains of a celandine.

The Goosegrass in the title goes up the middle It isn't grass and is also called 'Cleavers' - the leaves are slightly sticky and when the little seed balls develop they will cling easily to your clothes. Bindweed (convolvulus) has large heart shaped leaves and will have huge, white, trumpet-like flowers. Bottom right - three leaves on the top of a stalk - new bramble leaves (blackberries!). To the left of the bramble, right at the bottom of the page, is a lesser celandine leaf. The blueish flowers are - Bluebells! Above the lowest bluebell flower is a tiny, yellow, star-like shape. This is the remains of a Celandine flower. The grass is easy to identify as grass but I don't know what kind it is. (Pretty tough though.) I think the leaves to the right of the top bluebell are baby Nettles. I wouldn't be surprised if there aren't more plants in there too!

Wednesday, 3 May 2017

OLD MILL - NEW HOMES

Derelict mill to let, new houses beside it and empty street.

To let!
Halifax.

Tuesday, 2 May 2017

SHAPE OF ALEXANDERS

An Alexanders plant in flower against a sea and sky background.

About five foot high.
The alexanders here seem to have 'short-height' years and 'tall' ones. This is a 'tall' year.

Monday, 1 May 2017

MAY FOR MAY

Hawthorn blossom. (May)

May blossom. (Hawthorn.)

Sunday, 30 April 2017

RESTORATION OF THE PIECE HALL - HALIFAX

Worker in blue hard hat stands at Piece Hall entrance (Halifax) during restoration.

Here is a link to the Piece Hall in Halifax.

Saturday, 29 April 2017

DRY WEATHER IN SPRING

Green leaf and brown leaf on the same plant in April

It hasn't rained for a while.

Friday, 28 April 2017

HANDRAIL IN BLACK AND WHITE

Black and white version of a metal hand-rail at West Bay in Dorset. The sea is at the top of the page, the beach at the bottom.

West Bay, Dorset.
Earlier today this picture was here with the wrong title. The sea is, indeed at the top of the page but the line across the middle is a metal hand rail. The lower part of the picture is the beach - lots of little pebbles. You can see the original, colour version at Metal Hand Rail.