Wednesday, 9 March 2011

Here, there, everywhere...


I passed these narrowboats when I was walking by the Leeds-Liverpool Canal at the weekend enjoying the sunshine.  It's still pretty cold here but there was a promise of spring in the air.   It brought out walkers, joggers, people exercising their dogs - and of course photographers like me.  There is a small marina and boat repair yard a few miles along the canal from Saltaire, and lots of boats moor there for the winter.  On a sunny Sunday, it seemed like quite a few boat-owners had decided it was time to do a bit of preparation for the summer season: cleaning, painting and generally tidying up.

How could I resist taking this picture?  It provides a wonderful introduction to another of my favourite blogs: cieldequimper's Here, There and Everywhere - random pictures.  She's another skilful photographer with a good eye for composition.  Her blog features photos from all over the world, and she also has two more: Versailles Daily Photo and a new one called Artsy Versailles.  You've got to admire someone who can keep three great photo blogs going!

12 comments:

  1. I'd love to go Here there and everywhere on a narrow boat.

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  2. So much to see in this picture. I love the reflections!

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  3. Canal boats and the surroundings are fascinating places for photographing, interesting colours, reflections, ducks...hey where are the ducks?
    Glad you had sunshine.

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  4. wonderful photo and do so love the name of the barge!! haha

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  5. How on earth does someone keep 3 blogs going? I have enough trouble keeping up with one!

    Funnily enough, Sacristan and I were at a Marina on Sunday afternoon and I took a few photos of boat names for my blog. They won't be along quite yet though.

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  6. Oh this is great! One of my favorite things to do is check out the names of boats that we see on the water! ~Lili

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  7. What a great name for a boat!
    The canal looks really cold though.

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  8. This is excellent, Jenny. I love these boats and from time to time I think about renting one for a week. But, I am probably too tall to be comfortable on one. Your tribute to cieldequimper's blogs is well deserved; she shows us wonderful works, as you do.

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  9. :-)) Thank you very much!

    I'm struggling to keep up at the moment because of Blogger dashboard problems, so no, I hadn't seen this.

    Oh the crocuses today... Marvellous.

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  10. Yes, Ciel's blog came to my mind the minute I read the sign. It's a beautiful photo, Jenny.

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  11. What fun this blogging community is! Yes, for Ciel, of course!

    [I am still scrolling back on posts missed when I just saw your comment on mine: I'm so sorry to hear about your mother. I can relate, having been in your shoes for some years. Hug to you.]

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