Tag Archives: Nutclough Woods

Nuthatch

Wednesday 1st April 2020, 10.45am (day 3,142)

Nuthatch, 1/4/20

It can’t honestly be said that April 2020 promises much variety. Not as things stand. Forgive me then that this shot repeats the theme of two days ago, but local birdlife is at least photogenic and active at the moment. I marvel at the ability of this tiny creature to happily cling to a fully vertical surface using only its feet: something we humans have yet to master.

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Above the woods

Saturday 28th March 2020, 2.05pm (day 3,138)

Above the woods, 28/3/20

This day last year I was in Singapore. Horizons are rather more limited in late March 2020, for all of us I imagine. I acknowledge, however, that I am one of the lucky ones in that this landscape resides a few minutes’ walk from my house and at least here, one can be immersed in the countryside for a time each day: like this father and son, taking the air. Cooler today, though: it is inevitable that the run of good weather we have been having will end, but confinement will be harder to take once the sunshine ends.

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Social distancing

Friday 27th March 2020, 9.25am (day 3,137)

Social distancing, 27/3/20

At the end of all this, how long before we are able to feel comfortable with each other again, physically close? Even the dogs are getting the message.

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Pink sunshine

Thursday 26th March 2020, 10.20am (day 3,136)

Pink sunshine, 26/3/20

So, the longest number of consecutive Hebden Bridge shots on this blog — as faithfully recorded on the stats page — is 10, and that was way back around the end of 2011 and start of 2012. (Blimey, have I been doing this that long…?). The trip to Manchester last Saturday gave the present run a later start than it might have had, but as things stand the eleventh day will be 1st April, and assuming we’re all still here on 6th April, it will then take Brisbane’s record of 15 days in a row in the same place.

Ah, I’ll get used to it. It’s pleasant enough at the moment, in the ongoing very fine weather.

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Duck couple

Friday 20th March 2020, 8.55am (day 3,130)

Duck couple, 20/3/20

“Where have all the humans gone, duck?”

“I have no idea. But isn’t it quiet. And isn’t the air feeling clean?”

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Waterfall, from above

Tuesday 3rd April 2018, 3.45pm (day 2,413)

Nutclough waterfall, 3/4/18

Another less-than-exciting day in this rather gloomy and light-free Easter break. Managed a short walk in the woods in the afternoon but that was about it. This is the waterfall that spills out from under the bridge at the top of the woods, taken from above, looking down from the bridge. It has turned out more of an abstract and I’m not sure that it says anything in particular but at least it’s different.

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In Nutclough Woods

Saturday 13th August 2016, 2.15pm (day 1,815)

Nutclough Woods, 13/8/16

I feel I’ve shown what I wanted to show about this tree, so that gratifies me.

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In the woods (yoga tree)

Thursday 5th May 2016, 10.15am (day 1,715)

Yoga tree, 5/5/16

After a horribly cold spell — we had snow last Friday, though it didn’t get depicted on here (too depressing) — spring seems to have re-installed successfully. This is good news.

Why ‘yoga tree’? Something about the way this one is stretching its whole body and two arms up to salute the sun?

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Light rain shower in the woods

Monday 16th November 2015, 1.55pm (day 1,544)

Rain shower, woods, 16/11/15

Worked at home today, and tried to enjoy doing so as it’s my only chance this week. The weather relented, at least for today, and it was quite sunny and pleasant. I took a walk in the woods at lunchtime for the fresh air and while I did a most delicate rain shower came down, just for half a minute or so and backlit by wan November sunlight. This shot has probably turned out a bit too messy to be quite the capture I wanted it to be, but it was my best attempt in the moment.

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Nutclough Woods, November 1st

Sunday 1st November 2015, 1.50pm (day 1,529)

November day, 1/11/15

Utterly glorious day today. I suspect the chances of the rest of November being like this are remote, but hey, we can hope.

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