Monday, 4 April 2011

Red brick


I'm afraid my postings are a bit more geographically haphazard than I prefer them to be at the best of times.  As you will recall, these are not quite the best of times.  And I'm sorry I'm not managing to get round to reading and commenting on other blogs very much, as my focus is necessarily elsewhere.  But never mind, that's life, with all its seasons. There will be time again for dallying, one day... 

Talking of seasons, this to me is a very springlike scene.  It only needs a few daffodils strewn over that green bank - I'm surprised no-one has planted any.  It's not in Saltaire, but a bit further up the canal at Bingley - in fact at the foot of the famous Five-Rise Locks.  I am not sure what purpose the little red-brick shed has; perhaps it holds some kind of pumping mechanism related to the locks.  What surprises me most is that the shed is red-brick, which is hardly used at all in this part of Yorkshire.  Nearly everything is stone-built, as are the lock-chambers themselves.  There's plenty of red-brick over in Leeds ten miles away but Pennine Yorkshire is characterised by its stone.

11 comments:

  1. We know what you're going through, and we are happy to see that you're posting every day. That's already a lot, considering the circumstances. So don't worry about commenting others;
    About the bricks: maybe the little building was added later, and it was easier to make it with bricks?..I like tho see the fresh water flowing on the side!

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  2. Well the red brick makes a good photo. Lovely, quaint Yorkshire country shot.

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  3. Apparently, there were a number of brick built blockhouses constructed along the canal as part of the WWII defences, but I'm not sure that is the right asessment of this building. I can't find any other reference to brick :)

    Please don't worry about commenting, It's not exactly on your list of priorites at the moment!

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  4. You are right, the lack of brick almost acts as a boundary line for true West Yorkshire.

    It is always a pleasure to see your posts, haphazard or not. And I visit your blog - and will continue to do so - for the pleasure it gives me and not necessarily for a return visit.

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  5. I love to place myself inside your photos. This one is so inviting, with or without the daffodils!

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  6. This is a beautiful picture! Take care of yourself.

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  7. All the colours harmonise so well. It's such a 'pretty picture!'

    We are all thinking of you, Jenny. It sounds as though things are a lot harder than you're letting on...stay strong...stay well...you can only do the best you can.

    Your blog has not faltered for a second...not a heartbeat has been lost...if you need a break, give yourself one! We won't be going anywhere!

    Hugs,

    Des xoxo

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  8. I agree a few daffodils or other flowers would enhance the scene a bit.

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  9. I am reminded of tadpole fishing near Bingley at age 8!

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  10. A lovely scene with the blue sky, red brick and green grass! Most houses here are red brick so it looks quite normal to me.

    Be well!

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  11. I wondered how things are going for you Jenny. I think somehow posting all these beautiful pictures must be a good outlet for you and I wouldn't worry about trying to keep up with comments, we will understand! ~Lili

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