Category Archives: Arrival of Spring

Golcar Lily Day 2017……….a village celebration

Yesterday was Golcar Lily Day in the village I live in here in West Yorkshire, perched on top of the Pennine Hills. So what is the story behind the villages association with “Lily?” ‘LILY’ has long been associated with the … Continue reading

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Hardcastle Crags is very green………….

Earlier this week I decided to visit Hardcastle Crags hoping that the blue bells would be adorning the pathways through the woods and along the river bank. Alas, I was to be disappointed as there were a few that had … Continue reading

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The sun’s out, head for the Dales!

Late on Monday afternoon this week I looked at the weather forecast for the coming five days and saw that “good weather” was forecast for the Yorkshire Dales and North Yorkshire. So I phoned up a B&B we had once … Continue reading

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West Yorkshires green and pleasant land…………..

There were times last winter when living in West Yorkshire was a very dispiriting and depressing affair. The rain seemed to go on month after month, permanent grey skies and to top it all it was usually very cold. Spring … Continue reading

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Its a lovely day……so off to the Yorkshire Sculpture Park

After what has seemed to be a never ending winter, consisting of rain, more rain and day after day of depressing grey weather, it was nice to get up this morning to be greeted by a clear blue sky and … Continue reading

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Cannon Hall………….one of Yorkshires hidden gems

 Cannon Hall is a fine example of a grand stately home that was developed to its grand proportions through the riches gained by a family in the 18th Century. Officially it is situated inside the boundary of Barnsley, but is … Continue reading

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Everything is green at Hardcastle Crags

I visited Hardcastle Crags in the Spring of 2015 and managed to photograph the Bluebells and Wild Garlic in all their glory. Last Saturday I made a return visit in the depths of winter and was greeted with a “sea … Continue reading

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