Friday, 20 October 2017

THE DAY THE SUN TURNED RED - 4 - THE SUN

The sun on 16th October 2017, with clouds of Saharan and Iberian dust and telephone wire.

On 16th October 2017, dust from the Sahara, Portugal and Spain obscured the sun enough that we could look straight at it with our naked eyes. (No filter.)



For more about this on my other blog 

Thursday, 19 October 2017

THE DAY THE SUN TURNED RED - 3 - LEAVES

Fallen autumn leaves given extra gold on the day the sun turned red.

On October 16th 2017 dust from the Sahara and debris from wild fires in Portugal and Spain were brought in on the skirts of hurricane / storm Ophelia. The sun turned red and leaves - which were already golden - were given an extra glow in the uncanny light.

Wednesday, 18 October 2017

THE DAY THE SUN TURNED RED 2 - STREET LIGHT

Street light turns on in gloom of orange sky when the sun was red.

This street light turned itself on when clouds of dust from the Sahara combined with debris from wild fires in Portugal and Spain to alter the light and everything seemed orange.

Tuesday, 17 October 2017

WHEN THE SUN WENT RED

Woman in Halifax when Sahara dust and Storm Ophelia made the sun turn red and the light orange.

On 16th October 2017 wild fires in Spain and Portugal sent dust into the air. It floated across the UK. Storm Ophelia brought high winds and red dust from the Sahara. The light turned gold and the sun went red. We could look straight at it. The atmosphere was a bit like the tension before an eclipse - only a different colour.

Monday, 16 October 2017

STRAWBERRY RUNNER

Strawberry runner on carpet path.

On carpet path.

Sunday, 15 October 2017

EVENING

Piece Hall, Halifax. With modern buildings and pizza stall.

The least photographed view.

Saturday, 14 October 2017

MILL

Derelict mill with red staircase

Red staircase.

Wednesday, 13 September 2017

BIG SKIES

Clouds dwarfing moor. Yorkshire.

Hills above dales.

Tuesday, 12 September 2017

POOL ON ROCK (WHERE THE APPLES WERE)

Small pool of rainwater on rock beneath apple trees.

The shape of a Victorian mourning stone.
Do you see the fleck of lichen that's green where the rock is damp compared with it being yellow where the rock is dry?

Monday, 11 September 2017

BEE ON A WINDOW

Bee upside down on window photographed in silhouette from inside

Silhouette.

Sunday, 10 September 2017

RED CAR

Child's pedal car left on tarmac pavement beside crumbling mill in side-street. Halifax UK

With plants.

Friday, 8 September 2017

A SERIES OF APPLES - SIX (THE LAST IN THE LINE)

One apple in focus, the others not, on a rock, in front of trees.

I doubt if ever eaten.
Somerset car park.

Thursday, 7 September 2017

A SERIES OF APPLES - FIVE - STALK ON A SHELF

Stalk an top piece of apple on stationery shelf at Tesco, Portland, UK

For £2:00?

Wednesday, 6 September 2017

A SERIES OF APPLES - FOUR - 'TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK' - TESCO PORTLAND

Core of eaten apple between postage envelopes and above paper reams.

Found and seen.
Not placed!

Tuesday, 5 September 2017

A SERIES OF APPLES - THREE - AN ARRANGEMENT OF STICKS

Sticks arranged in horizontal rows plus one apple on a rock

A previous visitor to the car-park had arranged sticks and wood - and an apple - on a rock.
The huge rocks are arranged to make an attractive barrier between cars, grass and trees. The apple tree grows there.

Monday, 4 September 2017

A SERIES OF APPLES - TWO - LICHEN WHERE THE APPLE IS

Yellow swirl of lichen on the rock with apples in the previous post.

Yellow and Grey.
Somerset.

Sunday, 3 September 2017

A SERIES OF APPLES - ONE - APPLES ON A ROCK

Apple fallen from a tree onto a rock in a car and lorry stop-off car-park in Somerset.

With lichen.
Somerset.

Saturday, 2 September 2017

CENTRAL HALIFAX UK

Street Scene with cars and roofs and hills.

A hill in every direction.
 

Friday, 1 September 2017

EMPTY BUILDINGS

Empty buildings with missing and blocked up windows, plastic and plants on slate roof

And closer.


Thursday, 31 August 2017

TWIN TRUNKS IN HALIFAX

Grey trunks with other trees around.

Plus ivy and rowan.

Wednesday, 30 August 2017

EVENING WALK IN DORSET - FIVE - SETTING OUT TO WALK ALONG THE FLEET

Looking between hedges towards The Fleet Lagoon

21st August 2017
The Fleet Lagoon and Chesil Beach in distance with sea beyond.

Tuesday, 29 August 2017

EVENING WALK IN DORSET - FOUR - HAW HEDGE

Hawthorn hedge between fields with ripe haws hanging between bushes

21st August 2017
You might need to enlarge to see the haws. (Hawthorn berries.)

Monday, 28 August 2017

EVENING WALK IN DORSET - THREE - STALKS CLOSE TO

Close up of post-harvest stalks on hillside with small trees on hill

21st August 2017.

Sunday, 27 August 2017

EVENING WALK IN DORSET - TWO - GREY CUT FIELD NEXT TO THE FLEET

Large field of grey stalks, perhaps after maze has been cut?

The shades of green tend to be tiny brassica plants.
21st August 2017.

Saturday, 26 August 2017

EVENING WALK IN DORSET - STUBBLE FIELD

Golden evening light on stubble field in Dorset with hedge on horizon

See which way the wind blows.
Stalks left after sweet-corn harvest?
21st August 2017.

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.