Wednesday, 27 February 2013

Early Purple Saxifrage

Wed. 27th Feb.2013
             This is a short film I made in 2009 I have re-edited it firstly to show the interest and enthusiasm I have in this beautiful mountain flower and secondly I've had to change the music to non copyright because You Tube must be monitoring uploads and they flagged it and sent a message stating the infringement, so we are being checked.
                I've uploaded this film now because in about 4 weeks we'll be walking out into this area to find this beautiful flower a walk that I never tire of.

Sunday, 17 February 2013

Blue Skies

Sunday 17th Feb 2013
                         After the many days of either cold/grey weather with periods of snow and rain, what a welcome change to be able to enjoy a day out under a cloudless sky with a definite feeling of spring in the air.  Our walk today from Gargrave in West Yorkshire was just over 9 miles, crossing over Eshton Beck  passing Flasby Hall, skirting near to the top of Flasby Fell and then through the small hamlets of Stirton and Thorlby before returning along the banks of the Leeds & Liverpool canal for almost 3 miles.
        There were around 20+ Oyster Catchers along the banks of the River Aire  the Lapwings were calling and we also heard a more distant Curlew.


Along the banking near to our path a lovely display of Winter Aconites and Snowdrops

                              Striding out along Flasby Fell

                  First Coldsfoot of the year on a south facing banking

A lovely show of Snowdrops in the small hamlet of Stirton

This sheep is what I call "Rigged" they roll over onto their backs and can't roll back because of the width of their flat backs and in many cases at this time of year they're heavy in lamb, so a helping hand is needed to roll them over. I'm told they can die if they can't roll back on their feet but I'm not 100% sure about it.

Several Osytercatchers were feeding in the field besides the Leeds & Liverpool Canal



Saturday, 9 February 2013

Just finished editing

Tues. 5th Feb. 2012
                 The cold wet days of winter make it ideal weather for my video editing because I feel I'm not missing much in the great outdoors. I've just finished my motorhome video diary from last May & June for our local film club competition the dead line being tomorrow. I've tried to show in 15 minutes just a brief, but fast moving video of our holiday.

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