I don't know if it is a result of all the activity over
the last couple of days, but I'm feeling dizzy this morning. I take a
walk to Ossett following the towpath to the Figure of Three
locks where I turn north alongside a bend in the River Calder to cross
the river at Healey Mills.
I'm surprised to see monkey flower, Mimulus,
in the small stream that flows down from the Runtlings. The colony fills
the stream for several yards and it seems to be taking over from the watercress
that has always grown there.
as we're driving up the hill towards Netherton, a flock of redwings,
40 or 50 of them, crosses the sky in front of us. They're stubby looking
birds, something like starlings, but they've got a more purposeful flight
than starlings which often seem to wisp about in a fluid manner. Redwings
are winter migrants here, it's good to see them returning.
When Tomatoes go
I think my friend John Welding is
working too hard. Click one of the images for the full story.
Welding: the man, the artwork and the killer vegetables.
Richard Bell, email@example.com