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Misty Methley

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Decided not to bother going to work today, so i went out for a short cycle (16.66 miles). T'was foggy ya know
13th Apr 2007, 12:46   | tags:,,,,

swamprose says:

FF, this is incredible. Is it tulips? near Leeds, not Holland? I'd bike this too.

13th Apr 2007, 12:57

seaneeboy says:

Right! Who's nicked spring? I demand it back right now!

13th Apr 2007, 13:20

FilbertFox says:

Not tulips I'm sorry to say but oil seed rape. A major crop round these parts. A lovely bright colour but a common cause of hayfever.

13th Apr 2007, 13:21

I must stop watching your blog FF cos it makes me too nostalgic for Yorkshire!
I lived for a while in a caravan near Sutton-on-the-Forest, about 8 miles north of York, and there was a field near the site with a pond in the middle that was a nice quiet place to go and sit, until they planted the field with oilseed rape - after walking through the field once I was itching and sneezing for about a month, and i'm not a hayfever sufferer. Apparently they can make petrol from it though, so it will proliferate, whatever the cost.

13th Apr 2007, 14:06

FilbertFox says:

it was flippin cold this morning an all P'hobo.

13th Apr 2007, 14:27

OJ says:

Mem'ries...misty watercoloured mem'ries.....shooby doo.

What a lovely romantic picture FF. I love oil seed rape for its colour, despite the unfortunate name and allergy issues.

13th Apr 2007, 14:53

I even miss the cold! where I grew up, in between Castleford and Pontefract, our landscape was dominated by coalmines, particularly slagheaps, or as they were known locally, muckstacks. They've all been levelled or landscaped now - Glasshoughton is a retail outlet, Prince of Wales was a great ugly open cast mine last time I looked, and i'm not sure what became of Featherstone Main, but I even get nostalgic for those!

13th Apr 2007, 14:55

FilbertFox says:

there are still a few muckstacks about, and occasionally landscaped ones show their true colours when there is a mini-mud slide. Rothwell colliery is now Rothwell Country Park.

13th Apr 2007, 15:24

JokerXL says:

WoW FF, that's excellent!
Time you got yourself a decent camera, I'll do my best to get to you soon.

13th Apr 2007, 17:24

of course just around the corner from methley is savile, where Sir Jimmy first went down t'pit, how's about that then?

13th Apr 2007, 18:45

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13th Apr 2007, 22:15

FilbertFox says:

Savile, near Methley? Never heard of it, is it Dewsbury way?

13th Apr 2007, 22:52

MaggieD says:

A misty moisty morning in Methley, methinks ..... a lovely pic :)

14th Apr 2007, 09:31