Strange isn’t it how it can take a brush with Mr Death before you begin to appreciate all the beauty that is all around you.
These are just a few pictures I snapped yesterday as we walked down to town to do our shopping. I have to confess that I much prefer wild flowers to the garden variety, not sure why, and bluebells are amongst my favourites.
These bluebells were all growing in the grounds of what used to be an old peoples home, where one of my Aunties was residing. Now its just a forgotten and unloved site. The building itself has been demolished and since then, the grounds have become populated with wild flowers such as these bluebells and wild onions. People keep taking the coping stones from the wall so eventually I suppose there will be nothing left of that either.
There are residents there though, a squirrel dashing up the tree trunk as I ventured down the drive to take these pictures. He watched me from a safe vantage point high above.
It fills me with the satisfying knowledge that if we humans suddenly disappeared from earth, that our wonderful planet would simply dust itself off, brush itself down and restore itself to its former gorgeous wild state that it was before we came along.
As usual, the weather didn’t promise anything (more rain in other words) on Friday, and as we had our packing to do, we decided a hearty cooked breakfast in the restaurant was called for, followed by a walk around the holiday park and along the cliffs to the south. As it turned out, I didn’t really enjoy the breakfast, I tend to grill mine when I cook one, and it was far too fatty for my liking. K enjoyed hers though. We then set off along the road towards the pitch area for anyone staying in tents etc, or who bring their own towing caravans.
Yesterday we took advantage of the lovely warm weather to enjoy a meander down to town. We had some shopping to do, but we decided to take our time and journey to Tesco’s in a leisurely fashion, taking in the whole of the park as we did so. I happen to think that despite only being a very small town, we have one of the nicest parks in the whole of Calderdale. At its front entrance it has the main display area of gorgeous flower beds, all lovingly tended and cared for by the local authorities gardeners, and where, thanks to plenty of benches surrounding the display, you can wile away many an hour or two as long as the weather is kind.