Monday, 11 April 2011

Heavenly host


Things are definitely getting a bit more cheerful round here - colour is bursting onto the scene in swathes of daffodils and early blossom, with fresh green buds on the trees.  And then everything seems a bit more bearable, don't you think?

I can never decide which season brings out the best in Saltaire's lovely Victorian church.  In winter, snow can lighten up the stone work, autumn brings wonderful colour to the beech trees around it, summer means lots of visitors and fetes, with all the colour and life that brings.  And in the spring, a host of golden daffodils certainly has impact.... the church becomes the backdrop instead of the main focus.

Talking of visitors and fetes, next weekend April 15-18 sees festivities in Saltaire to mark International World Heritage Day - raising awareness of our history and the efforts needed to protect and preserve our heritage worldwide.  It's the first time this has been marked in Saltaire since the village and mill was granted World Heritage Site status in 2001.  Full information and a programme of events is available on the Saltaire Village Website.  I hope to bring you more news later!

18 comments:

  1. Daffodils positively glow like sunshine!

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  2. Such bright yellow faces turned towards the sun. Surely, no one can look upon them and not feel cheered!

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  3. Your part of the world is certainly beautiful. I look forward to learning more of it as I continue to follow your photographic tour.

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  4. Very nice composition. So fresh and bright.

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  5. Somehow daffodils always seem to go particularly well with old stone buildings... :)

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  6. Nice daffodil photo. Is that a round church then?

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  7. Spring looks lovely in Saltaire. I love the yellow daffodils in the foreground of the church.

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  8. This place is always beautiful!

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  9. Such gorgeous, golden daffodils! And what a terrific capture of a beautiful place, Jenny! Thanks for sharing the beauty! Hope you have a great week!

    Sylvia

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  10. The daffodils are so perky! You must have been right down on the ground to take this photo. :))

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  11. That is such a lovely pic! The church looks so beautiful with that yellow carpet in front of it.

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  12. I agree...it's beautiful in any season!

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  13. A perfect pairing of flowers and architecture!

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  14. The Winter and Autumn scenes are lovely, but I definitely vote for the daffodils. This is such a fabulous shot Jenny! ~Lili

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