Wrong Turning?…….nah!

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I was out on my bicycle this morning.  I’d looked at the map before I started out and thought I had a fair idea of the route. But when I found myself on a main A road it was clear I’d taken a wrong turn somewhere.  I turned off the road at the next available turning in the direction I wanted to go.  Although it was signposted as a cul-de-sac, I decided to venture forth – it’s often the case that the country roads round here end up as a permissive farm track of some form or other.  I happened upon an old guy walking his dog and stopped to ask if I could get through to a road if I continued down the track – he gave me directions, this way and that and up the hill and then take a sharp left down the concrete road.  I continued on my way after thanking him and wishing him a good walk.   When I saw this scene, with the leaf covered track and Autumn colours, I just had to stop and take a shot.  I think you can guess I was quite pleased to take a wrong turn.   (The full size version shows evident of camera shake – a body trying to hold a camera still isn’t going to be helped by a racing heart that’s trying to push blood through older arteries!)

—Stephen—

 

Unloved Bowser

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Taking a short cut through a piece of woodland – to avoid a waterlogged footpath – I found this old bowser rotting away in the undergrowth.
I must admit, I relish a reason to stray from the marked footpath – with a care to leave nothing more than footprints (but not flat wild flowers!), of course.

—Stephen—

By Tommy Craggs

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Another piece of wood sculpture, not far from the example in my previous post (which is called “King Hollow”).  Apparently, the trees had to be felled so the landowner commissioned Tommy Craggs to do his thing on the remains.   (This piece is called “Kingfisher”). Both are within a stone’s throw of the River Nidd on the edge of the town of Knaresborough, North Yorkshire.   Some can create,while the rest of us can only try to record.

—Stephen—