Friday, 17 June 2011

Reflections... in more ways than one


This is a repost of a picture I posted way back near the beginning of this blog - but I still like it.  It shows Salts Mill on the left and the New Mill on the right, from the towpath of the Leeds-Liverpool Canal, which cuts between the two.  It's one of the iconic views of Saltaire; similar photos appear in most magazine articles about the village.  But it's atypical because there was no wind and the reflections were mirror-like.  This corridor acts like a wind-tunnel, channelling the prevailing westerlies.  Sir Titus Salt placed the mills on this side of the village of Saltaire so that the smoke from the chimneys would be blown away from the houses.  In the distance you can see the sole remaining green, covered walkway that connects the two mill buildings.  At one time there were three bridges.

It's a good photo for Weekend Reflections this week.  For more entries please click this link.

I'm choosing a 'blast from my past' as today marks the second anniversary of starting this blog.  I only meant to do it for a year.... but then it turned out to be so much fun, not least because of the wonderful fellowship of fellow bloggers.  Many, many thanks for all the lovely encouraging comments you've left over those two years.  I'm going to carry on blogging but I'm considering a slight tweak to the blog.  To be honest, the daily format is proving a bit of a constraint as lately I seem to have more demands on my time. And that will (happily) get 'worse' rather than better in the future... my first grandchild is expected in December this year.  I'm thrilled to bits, of course!

I'm going to take a short break, to relax, reflect and regroup - and celebrate another birthday next week too.  I'll be back soon. Don't go away!  (In the meantime I might put some photos on my other blog. 'Seeking the Quiet Eye' so keep a look-out there.)

32 comments:

  1. It sounds as though you have many exciting changes ahead! Happy Birthday for next week, Congratulations on your 2nd Blogging Anniversary and enjoy your well-earned time of respite until you decide what you want to do. I hope your Mum is doing OK? You had not mentioned how things are in a while. The upcoming birth of your grandchild is cause for great celebration. I hope everything goes smoothly :)

    We will of course miss you, but understand COMPLETELY!!!

    Big hug,
    Des xoxo

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  2. Happy anniversary, jennyfreckles. Don't stay away too long.

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  3. Happy Blogging Anniversary. It is a bit addictive, isn't it! I love this reflections photo. Beautiful.

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  4. Congratulations, Jenny, on your blog's second anniversary! Seeing Saltaire through your eyes and lens has been a real joy. But goodness, what a time commitment a daily post is. Enjoy a well-earned break, and enjoy anticipating your first grandchild!

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  5. Happy, very happy bloganniversary! Blogging is such a great adventure! and so addicting...:o)
    I can't imagine you already being a grand mother, you seem to be so young! but well, what a marvellous news!
    enjoy your break, take time to rest and to think, and come back with new wonderful pictures and ideas!

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  6. Hiatus! It's catching :)

    Happy anniversary and enjoy your break!

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  7. A fabulous post for you blog anniversary and before taking a break! Enjoy!

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  8. Beautiful! I love old places like this. Maybe that's because everything is pretty new where I am. thanks for the narrative also.

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  9. After doing some poking around here, I really like your blog. If you don't mind, I'm going to sign up and tag along! thanks...

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  10. Beautiful reflection of the old building, Jenny! And Happy Blogging anniversary! May you have many more!! Hope you have a lovely weekend! Enjoy!

    Sylvia

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  11. happy 2nd anniversary!

    happy baby coming in December!

    happy new blogging goals!

    xo

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  12. Congratulations on the blog anniversary and how exciting that your first grandbaby is coming! Much joy is headed your way!

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  13. Well as I have just discovered your blog I an sorry to hear you are taking a break but hope you return refreshed. I am English now living in the US so seeing a bit of England is always nice.

    This is a fabulous photo - the depth of focus is just fabulous and that water is so perfectly still.

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  14. Happy anniversary! The daily format can be a bit of a grind so I think the concept of a break is an excellent one.

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  15. I love it! The reflection and the curve of the walkway makes a wonderful picture!

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  16. Happy Anniversary, Blog
    Happy Birthday for next week, jennyfreckles.
    Happy life, grandchild-to-be.
    Will miss your lovely daily photo to look at before I start work each morning.

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  17. fantastic reflection Jenny! Happy Blogiversary!

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  18. Fantastic reflection. Happy birthday.

    Darryl and Ruth : )

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  19. It is a marvelous shot, Jenny. The water is remarkably still. Congratulations on your second blogging anniversary. Don't stay away too long!

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  20. I love this shot can pass to be a postcard, very beautiful!

    Weekend Reflection

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  21. Only the second ! Congratulations, I started in 2006. For the moment I am in Istanbul ! so many things to see and such an interesting city.

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  22. Congratulations on two years! It' addicting, isn't it?

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  23. Congratulations on the second anniversary of Sataire DP. Glad you reposted this photo, it's a great perspective and a wonderful reflection capture.

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  24. Happy 2nd Blog Year, Jenny... I'm nearing my first, and can relate to how much fun AND time-consuming this is. See you when we see you. Warmest wishes for your birthday. And not least, thanks for another fabulous Saltaire shot with a mirror reflection.

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  25. Happy 2 year blog anniversary! I tried to post every day and didn't last that long, it is so hard to keep up that pace. But it sounds like you have alot on your plate. Happy Birthday and hope things are ok with your Mum. And my goodness a grandchild on the way. Yes, I would say you do have alot on your plate. ~Lili

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  26. Happy number two! I'm so glad you continued your blog, I really enjoy it. I completely understand the daily format is demanding. I've dropped down to every other day and that's better, though that can still be hard at busy times too.

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  27. I've enjoyed all your posts and feel as if I know Saltaire quite well. I'll be awaiting your return ...

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  28. Happy 2nd Anniversary! This reflection is just amazing.

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  29. Sir Titus must have been a lovely man mustn't he?

    Congratulations on going to be a grandparent and also your 2nd year blog anniversary!

    Happy birthday for next week.

    Oh and today's photo is another stunner! I love shots with still water reflections.

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  30. Preciosa ciudad, me gustariaconocerla.
    He descubierto tu blog y me ha encantado, mis gustos son parecido, si lo deseas te invito a visitar mi blog.
    Saludos. Manoli.

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  31. It is a very nice picture. I like it a lot. Have a nice break and happy birthday! The birthdays seem to get shorter each year don't they.

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  32. I thought I had commented on here... belated congrats on your anniversary, birthday and future grandchild.
    I came back to say that I was watching Antiques Roadshow yesterday and it was from Saltaire and I thought of you. Hoping you are enjoying your break.

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