Thursday, 20 May 2010

Blue sky and blossom

Spring in Saltaire....There's blossom everywhere. It's interesting how everything had a slow start because of the hard winter we had in these parts - but once the weather improved it's as though everything is racing to catch up. Isn't Nature marvellous? And not only is there blossom, but also pollen and lots of those tiny little flying wisps of seeds. The canal is covered in them and there were mounds of them along the driveway to Salts Mill, looking like cotton wool... or like my house when I don't dust for ages (often!) The only trouble is, it's all making me sneeze!

I like the way the gentle spring light softens the stone of Salts Mill - and the counterpoint of the delicate blossom against the chiselled architecture.

7 comments:

  1. The blossoms and the old architecture look a treat.

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  2. Spring finally reached all of us.. it needed a lot of time this year!" a spring named desire"..!But what a delight to enjoy now!

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  3. I was convinced it was snowing the other evening when the wind caught to blossom. Another result of the winter we have had is the ability to seriously believe that it could have been snowing in the middle of May.

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  4. It is a beautiful view. The old building holds it own in beauty.

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  5. A beautiful powder blue sky!

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  6. Love the blossoms in the foreground with the backdrop of all that handsome stone. ~Lili

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