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More winter, with sun-tinge

Wednesday 18th January 2023, 8.25am (day 4,164)

Sun-tinged house view, 18/1/23

No apologies for returning to a theme touched on yesterday — this is the better shot. This was the view I saw on opening the curtains in the bedroom this morning. As it’s the last time I will do that at home until at least February 6th, this will keep me going for a while. The rising sun tinges the higher woodland on the Heptonstall hillside.

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Wintry morning, with moon

Tuesday 17th January 2023, 7.40am (day 4,163)

Wintry morning with moon, 17/1/23

A dash into Manchester and back failed to trouble the camera, so let’s go with this one, there haven’t been many early morning shots for a while: it’s no longer a time of the day I engage with much, particularly in the winter. You’d think that some four weeks after the solstice the sun might deign to start putting in an appearance before 8am, but no, not in this valley anyway.

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The Christmas Day Walk

Sunday 25th December 2022, 12.55pm (day 4,140)

Xmas Day walk, 25/12/22

The family’s annual concession of a bit of exercise, alongside the eating and drinking that is also to come. We were only about another fifteen minutes from the pub at this point. Happy Christmas to you all.

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Mist is born

Monday 19th December 2022, 3.20pm (day 4,134)

Canal mist, 19/12/22

This shot is taken a few hundred yards down the canal from the one captured on Friday, and as is very clear, there’s been a considerable thaw in the meantime. But there remain remnants of ice on the water, sublimating these tendrils into the far warmer air.

Six shots in a row in Hebden Bridge, and eight of the last nine. There’ll be variety tomorrow though.

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Rochdale Canal, at Callis Wood

Friday 16th December 2022, 2.10pm (day 4,131)

Cold canal, 16/12/22

I got out of the house, though as you can see, it isn’t getting any warmer. Winter 21-22 was nothing to speak of in the UK, but the 22-23 version has some bite.

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Caught in the hail storm

Thursday 24th February 2022, 1.40pm (day 3,836)

Hail storm, 24/2/22

Working at home today, I thought, after lunch, I would just go out and stretch my legs for a bit. Great timing; this was taken only a few minutes later. On the other hand, this was actually the most interesting thing to happen today.

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Icicle creature

Sunday 14th February 2021, 11.35am (day 3,461)

Icicle creature, 14/2/21

I wouldn’t call this winter harsh, but it has been cold, at least by local standards. Yes, I’m sure those of you who live in places like Montana or Trondheim would laugh at our definition of real winter, but hey, that’s a maritime, Gulf Stream climate for you.

And the creature? Well, a face perhaps. It’s certainly got two eyes, and a pendulous, possibly melting face.

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Snow day

Tuesday 2nd February 2021, 10.05am (day 3,449)

Snowy woods, 2/2/21

Groundhog Day…. and as for Bill Murray, the snow came down, in Hebden Bridge anyway. Otherwise it was much the same as every other day recently.

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The depths of January

Friday 15th January 2021, 2.35pm (day 3,431)

January house view, 15/1/21

Hibernation continues. And it’s cold out there. Although a beautiful day today, in many ways. But I imagine few people in Britain are going to remember January 2021 at all, in the long run.

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Apple tree, in hibernation

Sunday 10th January 2021, 11.15am (day 3,426)

Apple tree, 10/1/21

We might as well all hibernate, mightn’t we. The apple tree needed pruning, though, and deepest winter is the time to do it, according to those who know. The shot reflects the greyness of the day and the other clouds, the ones that currently separate us from each other. I feel like I’m on an extended break from the rest of humanity.

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