Wednesday, 25 February 2004
Pix Of The Day: Call Of The Green Shimmering
CREDIT: © Don Burluraux/NorthYorkMoors.com
WHERE: northeastern England. WHAT: cross country walk in the North York Moors.
MAP: Osmotherley. Thumbnail  clicks pop-up larger images.
In southern Utah it has been drizzling gently from overcast skies for four days now. The cliffs that demarcate the edge of the Colorado Plateaus have taken on the slightest of green hazes, something like the green shimmer over the hawthorn hedgerows in northern England before the Spring is really underway. We were reminded that it has been a while since we featured some favorite web sites in the United Kingdom: we decided to remedy that by calling on Don Burluraux at NorthYorkMoors.com for a walk over the green sward near his home base.
Don's latest feature is a photo record of a moorland walk from Osmotherley to Thimbleby, by way of Over Silton, and Nether Silton (content may change by the time you visit). These landscapes are overlaid by the rich patina of time: visit Don to learn about Sir George Orby Wombwell, who died in 1913 in his 81st year, the last surviving member of the charge of the light cavalry brigade at Balaclava, in the Crimea, on 25 October 1854. That savage battle, a disaster perhaps better forgotten, was in the same month as Don's gentle 2002 walk 148 years later.
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Jules Laforgue (1860-1887)
"Ah! que la vie est quotidienne."
Oh, what a day-to-day business life is.
'Complainte sur certains ennuis' (1885)