Monday, 28 June 2010

Pot-pourri

This small border is a riot of colourful summer flowers. I came across it near Midgley Farm on Thomson's Lane, on the way to a little hamlet called Baildon Green. This area has several old buildings dating back to the 17th century, that were once farms and handloom weavers' cottages. In the 19th century the area had a small textile mill (Clough's) and stone quarries. Some of the land was eventually bought by Sir Titus Salt. After he built Salts Mill and started to build Saltaire around the mill, he continued to acquire large tracts of land in the locality. One of his sons, Edward, had a big house, Ferniehurst, further along the road, which is now demolished.

(I thought the flowers might cheer us up after England's World Cup disaster yesterday! I'm supporting Ghana now - I got that team in our office draw!)

13 comments:

  1. Football and flowers! Ü
    i love wild flowers, they are so cheerful!

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  2. Love this beautiful bouquet Jenny.
    Costas

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  3. What a riot of colour. And the flowers seem to set about their task in life with some enthusiasm - which is more than could be said for that lot yesterday.

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  4. What a beautiful riot of colour.

    I am supporting Holland now. I have followed them since I used to watch Johan Cruyff play in the 70s.

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  5. It looks like a typical cottage garden. Very pretty. The game was a disaster. We hope that Germany or Ghana go on to win as they were the two teams that beat Australia out of a chance. So it wont look too bad for us if they become the champions.

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  6. Really nice shot!Love the colors alll in one area.

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  7. Beautiful flowers! Go Ghana!!

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  8. So lovely, so vibrant, so ahhh it's summer (and it's too hot here!)

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  9. For me it says English garden and I love Prairie flowers like this

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  10. And growing right out of the street, how wonderful!

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  11. Hi There Jenny! See you got a great photo of the poppys at the west barn, we are at the east barn of Midgley Farm! We love your article, if you are interested, you are welcome to come here and we can show you around!! Just let us know!!!

    Thank you,

    Neil and Paula
    7 Midgley Farm

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