Tuesday, 7 February 2017


The sands of Morecambe Bay came into view as on Saturday I gained modest height on Hampsfell by the lone exposed tree and if on cue the sky darkened
with just some shafts of light tracing the the winding tidal gullies. The sharp wind blew and then the hail shower started so I tucked my camera away and continued on thankful that I was well wrapped up against the elements.

The hardy snowdrops seem enured to the elements and have started to flower like a signpost

to more gentle seasons to come.
A warm summer's day on the footpath that links the villages of Foxfield and Broughton which at this point crosses the Eccle Rigg's nine hole golf course but something had changed nearby when I walked this way at the end of 2016 for the small indistinct pond that lies at the bottom
had been cleaned out and grown a bit bigger and deeper.  The notice asks everyone to stay away from the now exposed edges until it settles and regrows.   I think they are trying to improve the drainage but in the meantime
I look forward to some reflection opportunities when I might improve on this photograph.

An entry to ABC Wednesday, a journey through the alphabet, this week sojourning at E here


Leslie: said...

Oh so beautiful, Joy! I really must come up your way one day!

abcw team

Melody Steenkamp said...

Wow Joy, gorgeous... would so much like to be there one day

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Trubes said...

The little snowdrops are Exqusite,
That is an amazing photo of the storm clouds
coming down over Morecombe Bay.
We used to have day trips out to Morecombe Bay, I can
remember not being allowed to venture out too far
because of quick sand and the rapidly changing tides,
Fish and chips and Morecombe Bay shrimps Yum !

Best regaeds,
ABCW team.

carol l mckenna said...

Creative B/W photography ~ and great post for E ~ love the little snowdrops ~

Wishing you a Happy and Peaceful Week ~ ^_^

Joy said...

I can claim no creativity Carol, no tweaking, that is how it looked, all natures work.

Roger Owen Green said...

that 2nd shot is so emotive!


Ann, Chen Jie Xue 陈洁雪 said...

we went to the northern Tip of New Zealand to see the light house, but the fog was so thick, with droplets of water. Otherwise, I could tell whether your lighthouse looks like mine.

Ann, Chen Jie Xue 陈洁雪 said...

My home town river needs to be constantly dredge. When I was young, ocean going ship could come it, now, the vessels have to go somewhere else.

Klara S said...

All pictures are beautiful, but first two are just stunning.