A misty moody start. If you had to pick one defining image to sum up Yorkshire then it would probably be something like this. Or maybe it should be lashing it down with rain.

Our weather is the perfect backdrops for writers. Novels like Jane Eyre, Nicholas Nickleby, Wuthering Heights, The Secret Garden, The Railway Children, All Creatures Great and Small. Even perfect for Bram Stokers Dracula to be shipwrecked here.

It also never fails to give this muppet something to photograph. And he is a muppet…

Yesterday I looked out of the window and over that very tree was a beautiful rainbow. Perfect for a photograph. So with as much speed as I could muster I grabbed my mobile and legged it outside. Arrived at the garden fence. Ready to snap that very tree and the rainbow. Looked down at my mobile to switch on the camera app……

Why am I holding the TV remote control. Can’t remember that having a camera. PANTS.

And with perfect timing. By the time I had ran inside. Put the remote back on the table and this time actually picked up the mobile sat next to it. By the time I had made it outside again. The moment was gone. The rainbow was no more. PANTS.

But with patience the Yorkshire weather will deliver again. It always does. As will my muppetry. It will always be there.

42 thoughts on “Always there…

  1. You make me laugh, Gary. I’ve had so many of those moments. Once took a whole sequence of “brilliant” photographs but when the film kept rolling on and on, I became suspicious. Right, I had never loaded the camera. (back in the old days)

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  2. Happens to me all the time. I always have my phone with me or Ben will snatch it, but getting the app open and actually taking the picture seems to be impossible when I’m trying to hurry.
    I’ve taken selfies or gotten just the edge of the thing I was trying to capture, or the whole thing is blurry. Good for a chuckle though.
    This picture is really cool. You do have some fantastic views!πŸ’ŒπŸ’ŒπŸ’Œ

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  3. What a bleak Yorkshire day! Can’t blame you for your temporary visual mishap. Weather like that would fog up my mind. Hawklad probably had a good laugh πŸ™‚ To be sure, my adult sons would be laughing their heads off if I had tried the same feat.

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  4. Hey, that’s still a glorious cloudscape! uffdah, what a month this has been. Still trying to stay on top of things–not getting here as often as I’d like, but I’m working out how to balance kids and teaching, and that’s a start. Getting out the christmas stuff which has been a great cheer for all of us–hopefully bo and blondie will be getting the tree in a few days so I can get trimming. How are you two? Gathering some decorations to light up the home? πŸ™‚


      1. They really do. πŸ™‚ Christmas is my favorite time of year. Praying for good news to come about schools and society soon!
        As for teaching…eh. December’s going to be a horror show, but it’s always a horror show during finals, so that’s at least expected. We’ll get by. πŸ™‚

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  5. An excellent post Gary summing up a general feeling of listlessness that many people are feeling l imagine, but captured nicely with humour πŸ™‚


  6. Hahahah… I laughed out loud – I think we’ve all done this! And yes, the Yorkshire sun will shine again, I’m sure.
    Here in Australia yesterday the sun shone at 42 degrees celsius! Now, that may seem inviting to some, but. We almost cooked. Today, thankfully, it will be only 26 degrees with possible showers. However, I do feel for you and yours. I truly can’t imagine living without sunshine for such long periods. We moan about it being too darn hot during a lot of the year. But, gosh; it must take a strong heart to rise above the Yorkshire weather. And yet, the crops grow, the grass is incredibly green, the people seem to be close and warm. I guess there’s always pros and cons to all lifestyles.

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