Posts tagged “northern England

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A daily dose of greens

theinfillclicks - northern England,landscape,background of hills

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Septembers and a contrast – around and about

Last year

Various experiments with photos at long range with and without zoom  using point and click camera

On a gloriously sunny day, we went scrambling up Ros Castle (I mean why take the path, says S? Sheep tracks are fine. Sheesh – that depends on how long your legs are when scraping through the heather).

The colours, however, were wonderful.

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Not as clear as it can be, but the soft colouring of the countryside was very comforting as the year turned to autumn.

This year

Heavy rain has filled the streams and rivers.  None of them large, but they can still cause endless havoc when they flood.  After bad flooding a few year’s back, earth barriers were built to protect the homes within reach of an overflowing river, and the bank edge was designed to give at a particular point further along to allow prevent a bottleneck, and let the water fill the farmland bottom.

theinfillclicks - 2012 and too much rain

  This has worked but unfortunately higher up, banks are giving way and taking largish trees with them, causing further blockages and damage lower down.  Today, tree clearing went on to prevent more trees trying to sail to the sea causing mayhem on their way.

theinfillclicks - 2012 and too much raintheinfillclicks - 2012 and too much rain

Meanwhile, the river is ignoring the central span of the stone bridge and building an island for itself.

theinfillclicks - 2012 and too much rain


Sunshine fan dance

Bright spring day

– trees around have no leaves; few buds coming.

However, in the greenhouse, there is this, looking rather like a pleated window blind.

theinfill - sun and shadow on fan palm leaftheinfill - fan palm jazzy stripes and hanging straw end

Ah, my answer to the oft asked question:  “why do you keep non-native plants when there are so many you could have?”