Saturday, September 21, 2013

blow wind blow

and oh, did it blow...

we're in haworth today, on the yorkshire moors... my idea to come here, part of my overdose of english literature as a child

        

it isn't so much that i am a huge bronte fan, as a fan of the land she wrote about

and of course the yorkshire of james herriot's tales

yesterday we did a two mile hike through fields, hopping the stiles and walking along the stone fences - the land access laws help to make all that possible...

so much fun climbing over these...

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streams and old stone bridges dotted he landscape

        

this was my favourite...

       

narrow pathways between stone walls

                                      

the reward for the effort was the view... the hills and dales

        

it was cloudy, windy, cold and I wouldn't have had it any other way...

        

the scene below summed it all up and if this is all i had seen, iit would have been enough...

        

it would have been more than enough... the moor, the heather, the stone cottages, the lonely trees and the howling wind... the sense of absolute aloneness... just as written, just as imagined, just as dreamed of...

{having a little trouble formatting posts on the mobile blogger platform - text and photos aren't quite as i would like- click on any picture to see a larger version... and the monica of the last post is monica of the white bench blog.... blogger won't let me provide a link but if you google her, you will find it and you will love her!}

9 comments:

Marj Talbot said...

Little fields, separated by trees/bushes, stone walls, green green green - reminds me of our trips to Ireland. And yes, the wind and driving rain. Oh but so lovely. I'm so glad you're having a good time and fulfilling some of your dreams. Travel safe, till we meet again.

FlowerLady Lorraine said...

What a wonderful trip you are having. The beautiful countryside is right out of a storybook for sure.

FlowerLady

Createology said...

Your joy is very apparent in your post of this beautiful landscape. How very thrilling to live your dreams and not be disappointed. Continued Safe Travels and Joy of Exploring Dear...

Mosaic Magpie said...

All that beautiful stone work!
Deb

FredaB said...

It sure takes me back Jillayne. Thanks for posting your beautiful pics. Glad you have one of your hubby. Mine is usually taking them so is missing from so many trips.

Hugs
FredaB

lynn said...

what a beautiful walk.. the countryside is so gorgeous... i love those stone bridges.. so quaint.. and imagine all the people walking them.. from the years gone by..
i love everything about the pictures.. imagine sitting and just listening to nature and watching the sun creep across the way.. sigh.. thank you for sharing with us..
and im so glad that you are having a memorable visit..
big hugs
lynn l

Tina @ TinyBear Studio said...

isn´t this a magic place - I love it so too.
I´m already missing it all... sign

Laura said...

Finally, a picture with a person!! More of those please... miss you both!

Looks a little dreary over there, but it's not much nicer here anymore so there's not much I can say about that. You always have loved a rainy day anyways...

XO

karen said...

oh yes.....good old British weather!!! That's why we're blue all year round....
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