Fifty Shades of Green

Fifty Shades of Green

 

 

Spring is a spectacular time of year in this part of the world. The landscape is completely transformed between April and June as the leaves come out on the trees, the bracken unfurls and the new grass shoots up in the fields. The lushness of the foliage and the vividness of the colours is breathtaking: fifty shades of green.

Spring flowers infuse the countryside with other amazing hues. In May the woods are carpeted with a haze of bluebells and the buttercups give the meadows a golden glow.

The photographs above record an early morning walk around the top end of Crimsworth Dean via Lumb Falls on 15 June 2015…

And the sequence below captures perambulation around Hardcastle Crags on 10 June 2015 at the height of the bluebell season, starting and finishing at Blake Dean…

 

 

© Text and images copyright Lesley Jackson

Winter Wonderland

Winter Wonderland

 

The countryside around Elmet Farmhouse is a fabulous area for walking all year round. The recent snow has completely transformed the landscape and turned it into a Winter Wonderland.

These photographs were taken on a circular walk from Crimsworth Dean to Walshaw on 1 February 2015. It was a beautiful sunny afternoon and there were stunning views of Hardcastle Crags, Heptonstall and Stoodley Pike.

The  setting sun turned the snow pink and a huge moon rose in the vivid blue sky at the end of the day.

 

© Text and photos copyright Lesley Jackson