Letouttoplay

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A walk in the Park

When I got to Leeds, I had an hour or two to spare so I went to Roundhay Park.   It was all pink and blue to begin with.  A breath-takingly icy wind swept the lake and fluttered a crowd of seagulls in the distance.

There were dog walkers.

It seemed like a good idea to wander up the hill on the windward side.  The wind seemed keen to go right through one ear and out the other.  The light darkened on the pink side and chilled to cold grey on the blue.

And then turned decidedly spooky and red (I promise, it really was this colour)

I thought, I’m going to get seriously wet in a minute

and hurried back towards the car park – others were hurrying too

The sky became darker and the light more ominous and just as I reached the car park, I met a young woman setting off with her dogs and precious little in the way of warm waterproof clothing.  As I got into the car (after dancing around it pressing the unresponsive remote for a minute or two – another reason for hating the wretched thing) and closed the door, a hailstorm descended upon the park and blotted her out.  When it was over, I could see no sign of her – nor anyone else.  Must ask Sister-in -Law if, later, there were any stories of people vanishing during the storm.

I do like Leeds.

December 10, 2011 - Posted by | Uncategorized

5 Comments »

  1. Second from the bottom is a real stunner. Amazing light.

    Comment by Rosie | December 10, 2011 | Reply

  2. ..and the silver birches!

    Comment by Rog | December 10, 2011 | Reply

  3. Thank you Rosie and Rog. I’m sure the light in the North is different from down here.

    Comment by letouttoplay | December 11, 2011 | Reply

  4. Ohhhh…… 🙂

    I liked going on the walk with you. And I’m thinkin’ I like Leeds too! 🙂

    What beautiful lighting–even if it was a bit ominous feeling/looking. We get that orangish/reddish kinda light sometimes. Generally at sunset/sunrise. The whole world turns a different colour and I stand in awe.
    Greenish gray happens when it’s about to hail. I run like the wind. LOL Those suckers hurt!

    Comment by Mel | December 12, 2011 | Reply

  5. It was beautiful Mel and I’m so pleased I made the effort to go out looking. Isn’t it amazing sometimes how the light goes completely different colours. Altogether wonderful (and I refuse to think about pollution and whtever that might be the cause)
    I think out hail is generally smaller than yours.

    Comment by letouttoplay | December 12, 2011 | Reply


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