Tag Archives: Keighley Road

The world’s greatest cycle race comes through Nutclough…

Sunday 6th July 2014, 1.50pm (day 1,046)

Tour de France, 6/7/14

…so I think the Tour de France should be the subject of today’s picture… don’t you? I doubt any other world-class sporting event is going to come within a few feet of my front door again. Of all the ones I got today I like because of my friend Simon’s smile, and also the fact it has the yellow jersey on it — he’s just visible in the centre.

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Warning sign on Keighley Road

Wednesday 2nd July 2014, 8.40am (day 1,042)

Warning sign, 2/7/14

You knew the Tour de France was coming past the front door of my house on Sunday afternoon, right? Well, if not, you do now.

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The Hebden Water

Tuesday 11th February 2014, 4.05pm (day 901)

Hebden Water, 11/2/14

The Earth orbits the Sun with a tilt to its axis and every day of each year the light falls on us all in different ways. Today at 4pm was one of those points where it shines straight down the channel of the Hebden Water as it runs below the retaining wall of Keighley Road. Nice to be in the right place at the right time to see it.

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Off into the distance

Wednesday 26th September 2012, 8.35am (day 398)

Joe going to school, 26/9/12

This blog is one of my personal diaries as well as a gallery, so occasionally you get pictures because they have meaning, even in a small way; and not because they are particularly accomplished photographs. Today is one of those.

This is Joe going off to school fully on his own for the first time, as opposed to being accompanied at least part of the way. I suppose there is no going back from here. Which is fine, good luck to him.

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Foxgloves on the retaining wall

Thursday 5th July 2012, 7.15pm (day 315)

Foxglove wall, 5/7/12

Sorry to go on about the bloody weather but today was the first day in two weeks which really deserved the adjectives ‘warm’ and ‘sunny’ – and even then it still rained quite severely in the evening, with two heavy thunderstorms. It may flood again tomorrow. Meanwhile, here are some flowers, proving that given enough water (ha ha) life can flourish everywhere, including in the centre of this thirty-feet-high retaining wall at the side of the Keighley Road.

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Black cat on Keighley Road

Tuesday 8th May 2012, 6.10pm (day 257)

Black cat, 8/5/12

Is this good or bad luck? I can never remember. Check back in a few days, and I’ll let you know.

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Mini-jungle, Keighley Road

Wednesday 21st March 2012, 8.50am (day 209)

Moss carpet, 21/3/12

It’s nice to have a change of scale occasionally. I can quite see this as a luxuriant jungle, hard up against some crags. If a condor were to be flying past in the middle-distance, or there were a little human figure in the foreground, about to plunge into the darkness beneath the trees, it would not look too wrong.

Actually this is a patch of moss on the top of the stone retaining wall between the A6033 and the Hebden Water, a minute’s walk from my house: total area covered by this photo, less than a square foot. How much of the world do we so often miss seeing?

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Keighley Road, Hebden Bridge

Friday 21st October 2011, 6.30am (day 57)

Keighley Road, 21/10/11

Why do I have the sinking feeling that I am going to be getting up in the dark for most of the next six months?

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