Category Archives: Hebden Bridge

Tree collage

Saturday 30th June 2018, 11.40am (day 2,501)

Tree collage, 30/6/18

So ends June, probably the warmest, sunniest month to yet feature on this blog, at least in the UK. The Hebden Bridge Arts Festival is underway, which doubtless explains this collage visible on Market Street — it’s the kind of thing that happens. Better than plastic bags hanging from the foliage, anyway.

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Waiting for water

Thursday 28th June 2018, 6.55pm (day 2,499)

Waiting for water, 28/6/18

With no running water on our allotment we depend for irrigation there either on rain or on lugging up liquid from the house. The buckets are waiting… but the rain has not come. So the bottles go up the hill, again and again.

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More of the same

Wednesday 27th June 2018, 8.40am (day 2,498)

Another sunny morning, 27/6/18

A double meaning in the title of today’s post. The good weather continues, that’s the first thing. But it’s also a time in which I am sticking around familiar places for a good long spell. There has always been a steady drip-feed of new locations on the blog. The only previous sustained period without them was spring 2016, broken when we went to Portugal that summer. Football matches in obscure places have kept up the run of new locations in 2017-18 too. But since the season finished at Poulton on May 19th (the last new location) every shot has been from somewhere familiar and this is going to stay the case until well into August.

Still, in such lovely weather — familiarity definitely does not breed contempt. It’s nice to be here.

 

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Blue Pig race — the contestants gather

Sunday 17th June 2018, 3.55pm (day 2,488)

Blue Pig racers, 17/6/18

The annual Blue Pig Father’s Day race at the Blue Pig pub. Build a vessel of some kind that travels on water, make it look like a blue pig, chuck it off the bridge into the river and the first one over the weir wins. Thanks to a disastrous start (I feel I had better voluntarily resign as starter of our boat next year) we finished a comfortable last. The one with the kid’s face taped on the front was the winner. What this says, I have no idea.

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Tenacious foxglove

Thursday 14th June 2018, 11.15am (day 2,485)

Tenacious foxglove, 14/6/18

This is the retaining wall for Keighley Road and some thirty feet high at this point, so this foxglove is a tenacious little bugger. They’re good at getting into crevices, I have noticed: various walls sprout them at the moment like purple nose hairs. Not a romantic simile I know but what the hell.

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Cocktail remnants

Saturday 9th June 2018, 4.30pm (day 2,480)

Cocktail remnants, 9/6/18

A wholly uneventful weekend. These were not even my cocktails.

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Carlton Street (not much happening)

Friday 8th June 2018, 5.45pm (day 2,479)

Carlton Street, 8/6/18

A year ago today I was in Siberia and Britain was having its latest inconclusive and pointless electoral spasm. But early June 2018 is a highly uneventful time. With a cloudy day spent working at home I came as close as I have in any of these last 2,479 days to having nothing to photograph, and that’s eventually how this blog will end: there simply will be nothing more to say. Maybe this one doesn’t say much…  but it is, at least, something.

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Excessive tie-dye

Sunday 27th May 2018, 10.00am (day 2,467)

Hippy shirts, 27/5/18

Bank Holiday weekend. The stalls are out to capture the tourists. Clearly we have become the Yorkshire equivalent of Nimbin, perceived as a hippy enclave. No one round here wears this. Well, OK, maybe a couple of people.

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Fallen blossoms

Friday 11th May 2018, 8.30am (day 2,451)

Fallen blossoms, 11/5/18

They’re very pink, but very ephemeral, the cherry blossoms. Maybe that’s why the Japanese like them so much, it matches their general aesthetic.

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The usual suspects

Friday 20th April 2018, 6.30pm (day 2,430)

Outside Railway, 20/4/18

As it was on Wednesday, so it was tonight. April 2018 in the UK skipped over spring entirely and went from winter to high summer. A Friday evening, the sun was out, the usual suspects were in attendance.

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