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.)