Friday, 18 March 2011
Birds in a blue sky
Something about a blue sky with a few fluffy white clouds makes my heart sing.... and never more so than when it forms the backdrop to the sunlit stone of the World Heritage Site of Saltaire. Here you can see the tower of the New Mill peeping up above the administrative block of Salts Mill. The Pace logo, of the telecommunications company that now occupies much of the mill complex, reminds us that this is not just an old historic site 'pickled in aspic' but a living, working community with several very successful businesses at its heart. The birds flying overhead are mostly gulls - not the seaside type but the ubiquitous black-headed gulls that can be seen all over the UK, including right here in the middle of the country in Pennine Yorkshire. They like to sit on the mill roof in the sunshine and every so often they swoop off in flight - just, it seems, for the joy of it.
This is my contribution to Skywatch Friday. For more skies from all over the world, click here.