Leaves Online

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Having dropped Little S off for his climbing session, I was hoping to get out for another short wander and, to that end, had been poring over maps the night before, looking for a likely route. Blessed with paths, as we are near home, it always comes as a bit of a surprise when I’m looking for routes elsewhere and find that options are limited or nonexistent.

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It’s quite hard to see much in the way of possibilities for walks directly from the University campus, but my eye was drawn to an area on the map with several largish splodges of blue and I eventually settled on a short circuit from Scorton Picnic site.

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What it lacked in length it made up for with charm.

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The River Wyre.

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I shall guess that this small area of water, and the many others close to the motorway nearby, is a former gravelpit and probably dates back to the building of this stretch of the M6.

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I went a little off-piste at the far end of the walk, in order to get a photo to show just how close to the M6 this little scrap of woodland is.

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TBH has sometimes described my blog, to the uninitiated, as “photos of leaves and stuff”. Whilst I was selecting photos for this post, it occurred to me that I could rebrand my blog as ‘Leaves Online’.

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I don’t know what kind of tree these very large, yellow leaves came from, but they were a real tonic. So much so that I picked one up and waved it around, like a flag.

Better yet, as I neared the end of my walk I spotted a butterfly in a sun-warmed clearing. I wasn’t quick enough to get a photo sadly, but I was quite impressed to have seen one at all at the tail-end of November.

I’ve been enjoying thinking about matching tunes to posts, however tenuously, so….

I’m not sure how big the audience is for the juxtaposition of photos of leaves and the sounds of the Wu-Tang Clan? Perhaps a bit of a niche market, do you think?

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Leaves Online

10 thoughts on “Leaves Online

    1. beatingthebounds says:

      I think there’s quite a bit of virgin territory for me along the banks of both the Wyre and the Ribble. Mind, I haven’t really finished exploring the Lune yet.

  1. A very niche market indeed, probably one customer. Looking at the map the Wyre Way looks like a nice stroll around those lakes, as do a few other corners between the M6 and the Forest of Bowland. I love maps!

    1. beatingthebounds says:

      You can’t beat a map for a wealth of possibilities and curiosities to be explored. I have a guidebook to the Wyre Way and have often wondered about the logistics of having a crack at it. One day.

    1. beatingthebounds says:

      Hmmm. I’m not sure I’ve heard that one in a club, but then my club nights in the nineties were pretty much restricted to Lancaster. We had some great nights, but I can’t recall a great deal of hip-hop.

  2. Nice walk and as usual nice pics.

    Confession, never heard anything by Wu-Tang-Clan before but glad I listened as link took me to MF Doom feat RZA Book of War which is a great tune and then Cypress Hill so thumbs up .

    1. beatingthebounds says:

      There were so many solo projects and collaborations that I’m not always sure what counts as actual Wu-Tang releases. Check out Method Man and Mary J. Blige’s cover of ‘You’re All I Need to Get By’.

      Gravel Pit led me to ‘Book of War’ too. It’s terrific isn’t it? I feel like I’ve heard it before, but I’m not sure that I have.

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