Outdoors

So It’s November…

I haven’t been doing much photography lately. (Or, come to think of it, much blog either.) But I did do a photo trip to Radcliffe a couple of weeks ago. Radcliffe is a town in Bury,  which was historically Lancashire but is now part of Greater Manchester. Here I give you four pics from this expedition:

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So, Northern Hemisphere, temperate climate–is it as miserable where you are as it is here? ‘Cos we’ve had that type of weather that you hate no matter what you preference is. Or, more like, the weather that hates you–both cold and wet. Rain’s okay if it means it’s warmer, cold’s okay if it means it’s at least dry and sunny, but this, erm, occurrence outside is not okay. I hope it makes up its mind one way or the other, before I lose the will to live, brrrr.

Keep warm!

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Outdoors

November

How would you describe November? Dull. Wet. Dark. Grim.

No shade, no shine, no butterflies, no bees,
No fruits, no flowers, no leaves, no birds,
No-vember.

–Thomas Hood

It’s been nothing but rain and more rain so far here in England. However, as someone who hates the cold, I’m thankful the weather’s been quite mild.

Last Friday the grey skies parted to gift us with this beautiful sunset.DSCF5643copy

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There must have been a rainbow too, but by the time I got out to take pics, it was fading.

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I love sunsets (in case that wasn’t clear from this blog), though I never believe I can capture their beauty quite right.

Naturally, since that day it has only rained more. Which brings me to this.Learn-How-To-Dance-In-The-Rain

Maybe, though I’m no Gene Kelly, so I just plod on.

Miscellaneous, Outdoors

Thirty-Five

I turned 35 two days ago. I don’t know if it’s supposed to be a milestone, but I don’t feel any different than last week when I was still 34. So much for that.

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The weather was so mild on that day and I decided to walk from work again and got to see an absolutely gorgeous sunset.

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The tower on the bottom picture belongs to the buildings of Strangeways prison–now officially named HM Prison Manchester, but still commonly referred to as Strangeways.

I also took a picture of a church tower but didn’t like it, so I inverted the colours and it ended up like this:

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Quite suitable for All Saint’s Day, it seems.

It’s foggy outside and pretty cold–best time to stay indoors with a hot drink, a good book and a TV subscription.

Happy November!