A short thought about walls.


Dear reader; Please excuse me,  my wall has become disorderly.   I wish to re-order these pages, but I don’t know how!  So please bear in mind that what comes last should be first and so forth.


Walls and Walks

If  walls could speak …

I love our local walls.     Walls try to  keep  the inside in, and the outside out, but  this one is leaking.   There’s just grass on either side.  Why, when, who?   Whose hands placed  these stones?  Will it be repaired, or continue its slow and gentle journey  to  eventual dissolution?

I fell asleep in this field, just after I took the photo.  I read a few pages of my book and blissfully nodded off.  My favourite thing in life is dozily reading  in a sunny field!  This was a very good day and I went home  feeling warm and satisfied.

Wall:  just beyond  Heptonstall looking across the valley to Pecket Well.


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Two of my favourite  local wall walks.  How many times have my aging  feet tramped these ancient paths over the past sixteen years?   Aha … I feel a rousing chorus coming on …

And did those feet in ancient time
Walk upon England’s mountains green?
And was the holy Lamb of God
On England’s pleasant pastures seen?

And did the Countenance Divine
Shine forth upon our clouded hills?
And was Jerusalem builded here
Among these dark Satanic Mills?

William Blake


Up to Old Town from Hebden Bridge
Looking back towards Hebden Bridge on the way to Jack Bridge

Yes, that’s two references to Jerusalem in one day!

The only way is up (our heroine conquers Heptonstall, the north face)

HUFF PUFF  This is a video but alas I need to ‘upgrade’ my ‘plan’ in order to post.  You can recreate the scene, and add the appropriate  sound effects  by climbing  62  uneven steps while breathing heavily.  And swearing. Oh yeah, and don’t forget to carry a bag on your back with water. sandwiches and the Saturday Guardian.

Rewarded with a view of an old favourite 

Observant followers will note that I   have discovered the colour text function!  Changing text size remains a mystery.