Thursday, November 29, 2007

Stroll in the Sun

Whilst Mrs BW was getting ready to go to Macclesfield with me, I took off to the Goyt for an hour. The sun was shining and there was a chill wind blowing. The grey, dull weather of recent days had gone. Perfect to get rid of the cobwebs and feeling of sluggishness that I get after a few days off.

The stream in the bottom of the valley meanders along making it look as if some large monster or giant has taken great chunks out of the landscape.







I like the geometry of this photo, the old railway track is gradually being reclaimed, but the whole landscape is littered with the remains of mans influence.
The sheep are back. For a year or so there have been very few sheep here but this morning I noticed that the valley was full of them again.
All too soon I went back to the car and back to collect Mrs BW for a spot of retail therapy and some lunch. Glad I went for the stroll first though.

7 comments:

foilwoman said...

Do you have a guest house? Guest room? I'm quite jealous, I guess is what I'm trying to say. Beautiful.

fiwa said...

Heehee...it really does look like some monster took a bunch of giant bites out of the stream.

That's such a beatiful landscape - you can see for miles.

The Birdwatcher said...

Foilwoman - We keep open house, you just have to find us.

Fiwa - Its my special spot. There's a bench to sit on and in the summer I sit and listen to the curlews and watch them raising their young and it is a magical place.

I, like the view said...

beautiful beautiful beautiful

where exactly do you live again?

(brill word ver: idiot-proof!)

The Birdwatcher said...

ILTV - the Peak District, i deepest and at the moment very cold Derbyshire

Jennyta said...

You mean Mrs BW takes an hour to get ready to go out?

The Birdwatcher said...

jennyta - welcome. I thought an hour was quite quick really, and she was ready when i got back.