Tuesday, 29 May 2012
Through the woods
My favourite walk goes from Saltaire out towards Bingley along the Leeds-Liverpool Canal towpath. This stretch of the canal, just beyond Hirst Lock, passes through the ancient woodland of Hirst Wood. It can often be quite dark here, because the trees block the light and keep the path in deep shadow. This particular morning though, with the sun still in the east and few leaves yet on the trees, there was a rare brightness and sparkle to the scene. You can't really see it from my photo but the woodland is carpeted with a haze of bluebells too - very pretty.
I've posted some more photos of the Haworth 1940s weekend on my other blog, 'Seeking the Quiet Eye' (two posts: here and here) - showing many more of the wonderful costumes and uniforms people were wearing.