Here we see a visiting red fox being pursued by a neighbour’s killer cat. It’s no wonder we don’t see as many red foxes as we used to. Our annual residencies seemed to stop about 18 months ago, not long after I bought a special lens for the job of recording our guests. Typical!
We’ve had our fair share… See more
With only a couple of weeks to go until the big move, I set out for one of my stress-relieving walks on the Leeds–Liverpool canal. This time we bridged the final stretch between Shipley and Skipton. It was here we came across a family of mute swans.
I’m no bird expert, but I guess they are called Mute Swans because they… See more
A little later on my walk around the meadows of St Ives, near Bingley, I came across the local Bingley fauna. Now, I don’t normally think of Bingley as a natural oasis, but up on the hill near Druids Altar, the fields are thick with it.
Never one to resist a photo opportunity when a moving living object interrupts the landscape… See more
I managed to post some more photos before the move. I was looking through some photos I took of meadows in Bingley and liked a couple, which I thought I’d post here to demonstrate this Green and Pleasant Land that is England.
They were taken at St Ives Estate, on the way up to Druids’ Altar. I managed to hide the pylons… See more
Between Leeds and Bradford, there is a strip of rural Yorkshire going largely undetected. It’s surprising it’s not bigger, as the locals would have you believe that the two biggest West Yorkshire cities are far apart, and they almost never venture from one to the other. In reality, the boroughs press uncomfortably… See more
No matter how much culture and sophistication one tries to fit into a short city break, you can’t beat a good honest day in the sun, eating an ice cream, walking around something old and interesting, like Montjuic Castle. So, when the sun put its hat on, out came the shorts, and up the hill we went, in search of Magnums.… See more