Monday, 18 October 2010

Golden tones


I set off in search of some autumn colour at the weekend and was slightly disappointed on two counts. Firstly, the trees here are generally not yet showing a great deal of colour - certainly not in comparison with some other countries, as seen on various blogs.  Secondly, what looked like a promising day - bright sunshine when I left Saltaire - clouded over and became quite dull.  Undaunted, I had an enjoyable walk up on the moors above Ilkley, past the famous Cow and Calf rocks... of which, more later.

My photo shows Ilkley Tarn, a pretty little lake just above the town.  It's man-made, I think, probably intended as a destination for Victorian ladies visiting the spa to take a gentle walk round.  I can just imagine them in their crinolines.  I don't know how I've managed to miss it in all the trips I've made to Ilkley, but this is the first time I've seen it.  It makes a very pleasant stroll and I shall definitely go there again.  And next time I'll take some bread for the ducks, as they all swam over to inspect me and seemed very insulted that I was empty-handed!

11 comments:

  1. Feeding the ducks! a thing I love to do, I think it brings us back to childhood for a while.. Even under grey skies, the place is inviting and peaceful.

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  2. It certainly looks a pretty walk even in bad weather.

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  3. Great scenery and photograph, Jenny!
    I love the colours in that photo. :)

    Hope you have a good week ahead!

    B xx

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  4. That is a pretty picture! We don't have much fall color here yet either.

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  5. Lovely place. Our trees aren't turning yet either. Well, the few trees we have that actually aren't native to the desert.

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  6. I went on a quest to find fall colors yesterday and was disappointed. It's been so dry in Central Ohio, that most of the leaves were a dingy gray-brown.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog!

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  7. Oh to be in Yorkshire.... even when it rains!

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  8. Hello, so glad to have found your blog - I've really enjoyed reading back and looking at your photos of Saltaire - it has been some years since I visited but found it very interesting even though it rained all the while we were there:) I'll be back to visit you again.

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  9. Lovely tapestry of greens and golds!

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  10. My dear, this is very beautiful with the greens showing off the golden tones, it's always nice to get some early shots before the leaves are half blown off! ~Lili

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  11. The weather disappointed you, but you did not disappoint your readers. Lovely shot. I'd love to walk here and see the ducks.

    [It's been a hectic time... not much left over for blogging. Thanks for stopping by!]

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