Richard Bell's Wild West Yorkshire nature diary

Wild Woods

the woodThursday, 18th January, 2007
WINDS GUSTING UP TO 80 M.P.H. swept across the country today, blowing over lorries in West Yorkshire, cutting off electricity supplies and partially blowing off the canopies of filling stations.

Barbara and I continued reorganising the attic this afternoon. Being in the stowage space at the side, with the rosemary tiles being battered by the wind and rain just inches from me reminded me of my student days when, in Iceland one summer, I sheltered in my little tent one night as a similar storm went through.

My drawing of the wood was completed mainly by guess work as, with the light fading anyway, the rain swept in, the sky darkened and the studio window was lashed by rain.