Wednesday, 15 August 2012

August in Haworth

Summer returned briefly to us but today has seen more monsoon like conditions in Haworth and the Worth Valley. The nights are noticeably shortening now and shadows lengthening.
I've not been able to walk as much for a few days thanks to a worsening sciatic back but the plan is to get out onto the moors each day now and enjoy what is left of our supposed summer and take more pictures. All too soon the heather will be gone and autumn hues will herald the onset of the darkest months.
Bronte Media is flourishing with an enormous amount of publishing work and expansion of our Voice of the Valleys newspaper. The dark evenings will be easily filled with making plans for our many projects.
A picture for today....

A young man who is proving a popular feature next to the Bronte Meadow. I remember photographing his mother when she was born a few years ago.

Monday, 6 August 2012

Sad news for Haworth

Confusing media coverage led to an announcement that two bodies had been found in a house in Ivy Bank Lane, Haworth, over the weekend. We have now received this statement from West Yorkshire Police:-

Police have launched a murder investigation after a 76 year old woman was found dead at an address on Ivy Bank Lane in the Haworth area of Keighley yesterday morning (05/08).
An 80 year old man has been arrested on suspicion of Murder and is currently in custody. He was found unconscious at the wheel of his vehicle on Keighley Road in Colne the previous evening (04/08) and transported to hospital. He remains in a serious but stable condition.
A post mortem has taken place, however; the cause of death is still to be established.
Anyone with any information which could assist officers in their enquiries is asked to contact the Homicide and Major Enquiry Team (HMET) on the non emergency number 101 or Crimestoppers in confidence on            0800 555 111 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting            0800 555 111      end_of_the_skype_highlighting      .
FOR GUIDANCE - We are not looking for anyone else in connection with the incident.

Sunday, 5 August 2012

No blog today in respect to two people who have sadly died in Haworth. So very sad.

Saturday, 4 August 2012

Bronte rambles

In deference to an increasingly sedentary lifestyle I have decided to walk and punish my body into submission and today was the first long walk. Up to Old Oxenhope Lane, across the common, round Penistone Hill and back into Haworth. Don't know how far it was but an oxygen post at the top of the common would make a fortune dispensing to those of us of a certain age.
The scenery is beautiful and as I transcended the pain barrier I really did enjoy it (ask me tomorrow). It's amazing how in the solitude of the moors the few people you meet usually speak. I think some did out of concern that I might have been breathing my last, but to the young lady with the spaniel I give my thanks, because if I hadn't stopped for ten minutes then I could have been a candidate for the air ambulance.
One wag to whom I remarked that I was discovering how unfit I was sad, "It gets better the more you do it." Thanks.
The sun shone, I am turning nut brown and thank God for the trusty oak stick which I had with me. I did consider at one point tying a white handkerchief to it and waving in surrender but I eventually arrived home.
Where next? Who knows? This area is alive with walking challenges and I'm up for them, but, damn it, I couldn't find any bilberries.

Thursday, 2 August 2012

Almost a summer's day here in Haworth but it is now throwing rain showers in the evening.

Today's picture:-

Wednesday, 1 August 2012

A new look for my blog and a new chapter. I intend opening out the blog to cover not just Bronte Media features but my increasing interest in photography in this beautiful part of the world.

For a start here is one of my favourites.