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Sunday, February 25, 2007

Walking and Climbing.

Sunday afternoon took me out with my camera.
Here it shows you how the moods of the weather changed from being still to vivacious and wild.

Blackstone Edge is a bleak rocky outcrop overlooking the Lancashire towns of Rochdale and Littleborough to the north east of the Manchester conurbation.
The A58 passes close by, en route from Halifax and Sowerby Bridge in West Yorkshire's Bronte Country.

Water and Sky

I wondered as a lonely cloud

Moods of weather

Sun trying to smile
through the clouds
that tumbled down
silently caressing the earth
like the Divine Lover
that gently strokes
the spine of the horizon
sitting on a rock
pondering and
gazing into the eyes of nature
a glimpse of the sun
and a sudden outburst of laughter
filled the heavens
the mood changed
and dropped a shroud
and bequethed us with a frown
Are we not like the moods of the weather?
It is one of the secrets of Nature in its mood of mockery that fine weather lays heavier weight on the mind and hearts of the depressed and the inwardly tormented than does a really bad day with dark rain sniveling continuously and sympathetically from a dirty sky. ~Muriel Spark, Territorial Rights, 1979
Iron rusts from disuse, stagnant water loses its purity and in cold weather becomes frozen; even so does inaction sap the vigors of the mind.
George H. Allen (1922 - 1990)
Life! we've been long together, Through pleasant and through cloudy weather; 'Tis hard to part when friends are dear, Perhaps 'twill cost a sigh, a tear; Then steal away, give little warning; Choose thine own time; Say not 'Good-night'; but in some brighter clime Bid me 'Good-morning'.

Aikin Barbauld (1743 - 1825)
My favourite
Waves of a serene life pass over us from time to time, like flakes of sunlight over the fields in cloudy weather.
Henry David Thoreau


Keshi said...

great pics!


Carol said...

great pics...and the third picture I can see the sun peeping through the clouds :)...and thanks for dropping by...I haven't been popping about too much lately doing visits to eldery parents and seeing my kids etc., so it was nice to come back to your comments.. thankyou..

J. Andrew Lockhart said...

both are beautiful- the photos and the poem!

GeL(Emerald Eyes) said...

Lovely photos. Especially enjoyed b/c I've never been to England...yet.
Your poem rings vivid and true. Agree that we are like the weather.
Ah, I love that Thoreau quote, too.

Margie said...

Wonderful photos!
I so enjoyed them!
Your poem is also wonderful!
Thank you!
Been such a busy weekend, and will be a hectic week as well!
Sending lots of hugs!

Kai C. said...


Janice Thomson said...

Awesome photos the last one in particular...and a beautiful poem to accompany them!

pink ginger 珂琳 said...

the poem makes the picture even more beautiful.
Lovely post.

Thanks for visiting my blog.

starry nights said...

I think we do have moods like the weather.Loved the contrasting pictures ,was just so beautiful.serene to wild.

QUASAR9 said...

Wow Trinity! Those are views of Manchester one does not often see

QUASAR9 said...

"like the Divine Lover
that gently strokes
the spine of the horizon
sitting on a rock"

Hmmm ... that is what poetry is supposed to be (and do), sitting here the words evoke the feeling of divine fingers warmly stroking my spine ... soothing away the weariness of the cold though bright day!

trinitystar said...

Thank you everyone for participating in my hill top walk.
I was your eyes ... hugs for everyone.

Quasar a new day the morrow, perhaps you will feel energised and warm.

Shall return to return your comments later.
thanks again all.

Rob said...

Nice to see those photos....brings back memories of a trip I made to the area many years ago.

Anonymous said...

beautiful..I feel the weather run into my spine


floots said...

wonderfully sensual description
that landscape looks so good

krystyna said...

Hi Trinitystar!
You took beautiful photo and really show how the moods of the weather changing.
I like all kinds of weather except deangerous weather. But my fav are warm sunny days.
Now, in my place "Sun trying to smile through the clouds", so it brings hope my fav Spring is coming.

I wish you sunny happy healthy days!

Kai C. said...


polona said...

love love love this post!
thank you :o)

Lorna said...

Beautiful pictures and a beautiful post. hugsssssssssss

Anonymous said...

WOOWWW!!! wonderful pictures!
and very aptpoem too, beautiful place i guess :)!thank u forthis lovely post!

ari4u said...

nice quotes and even nicer pics :)

ANNA-LYS said...

Beautiful Trinity!