The Villainous Weeds

They take over.

When life is not coming up roses
Look to the weeds
and find the beauty hidden within them.

L.F. Young

I had roses in my last two posts, but I don’t have any more. All that’s left is weeds.

As for finding beauty, you don’t have to tell me twice. I am that blogger who dedicated a whole category to ugly things.

Maybe I should have said: I, for one, welcome my new weeds overlords.

Pink Rose

It’s actually two different pink roses. I think they look rather nice.

Taken with my smartphone on a walk (me being the one on a walk, not the smartphone, unless you count the smartphone being on a walk too, since I had it with me), while passing by someone’s garden. Which is the standard for Some Photoblog in 2021, it seems.

There might soon be some different content.

Or then again, there might not.

Who is to know. But I am really happy that there are some nice gardens in my neighbourhood.

My last post was a white rose, and I mentioned that white rose is the symbol of Yorkshire and red rose of Lancashire. Well, pink is a mixture of red and white, so here you have it.

Setting Sun

Not had one of these on Some Photoblog for a while! I snapped this on a walk in my local park during the recent heatwave (and how glad I am the it’s cooled down since, this city is not made for heat).

Sun through the trees, aka one of my favourite things to photograph. Also nicely trimmed grass and, alas, litter.

Is The Only Way Up?

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Optimism

noun

  • hopefulness and confidence about the future or the success of something
my local park, smartphone shot

I’ve never thought about whether I’m an optimist or a pessimist. I’ve never called myself either. I may say that I feel optimistic or pessimistic about a particular situation, but that’s as far as it goes.

Prestwich Clough (Manchester), Canon DSLR

Maybe it means I’m a realist? I don’t know.

Lyme Park (Cheshire), Canon DSLR

I know I have anxiety, so to me the future seems terrifying at the best of times.

way from Hebden Bridge to Heptonstall (West Yorkshire), Canon DSLR

These shots are all aiming up, not down. But then again, it’s easier to take a picture that way.

tower steps in York Minster, smartphone shot

One thing is sure and that is that walking uphill (or up the stairs) is a good exercise!

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Is The Only Way Up?

Optimism

noun

  • hopefulness and confidence about the future or the success of something
my local park, smartphone shot

I’ve never thought about whether I’m an optimist or a pessimist. I’ve never called myself either. I may say that I feel optimistic or pessimistic about a particular situation, but that’s as far as it goes.

Prestwich Clough (Manchester), Canon DSLR

Maybe it means I’m a realist? I don’t know.

Lyme Park (Cheshire), Canon DSLR

I know I have anxiety, so to me the future seems terrifying at the best of times.

way from Hebden Bridge to Heptonstall (West Yorkshire), Canon DSLR

These shots are all aiming up, not down. But then again, it’s easier to take a picture that way.

tower steps in York Minster, smartphone shot

One thing is sure and that is that walking uphill (or up the stairs) is a good exercise!

Gay Village, Manchester

It lies alongside the Rochdale Canal, and is actually called Canal Street. Its origins go back to the 1980s when the first gay bars and restaurants started opening here.

trying to capture the rainbows flags and the tree branches at the same time

Previously on Some Photoblog I have posted pictures of the Alan Turing Memorial, which is in Sackville Gardens, a small park in the same area. As you may know, Alan Turing was prosecuted for his sexuality, despite contributing enormously to the Allies’ victory in WW2 by cracking German military codes. The 2014 movie The Imitation Game tells this story, with the ever brilliant Benedict Cumberbatch in the main role.

Apparently, the street sign for Canal Street occasionally gets vandalised–they scratch off the letter C. It’s such a lame, tired joke, honestly. Like, you think a million people haven’t already tried that before you?

Anyway, pictures by smartphone, taken on my lunch break!