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Rodley

Taken from the back window at home in Rodley, Leeds.  This view is looking North East over the Leeds & Liverpool Canal, the River Aire, then across the the bird sanctuary and fields that fill the Aire Valley with Horsforth on the far side.

19th November 2005.  Showing the view from the living room.
19th November 2005.  Yes, that's a balcony overlooking the canal.
19th November 2005.  Looking toward Leeds City Centre.  The canal is frozen - see the frost on the balcony handrail?
19th November 2005 11:18 a.m.  An MPEG video scanning from left to right showing the view from the window.
19th November 2005.  Just like the last photo, looking toward Leeds City Centre.  For some reason a couple of the trees opposite dropped almost all their leaves within the two days around this picture being taken.
Ditto.
19th November 2005.  Ditto but looking the other way.  Continuous ice across and along the canal.
19th November 2005.  That's Horsforth on the horizon.
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19th November 2005.  The view to the right, zoomed in.  Note the swan.  It is not swimming in a clear patch that it has found.  It is swimming in the clear patch that it has stayed in all night to prevent it from freezing.  We saw the local swans do this (spend the night on the water to keep a patch ice-free) a couple of times.  They tend to do so at about 400 metre intervals.
19th November 2005.  You can no more here the aircraft heading for Leeds & Bradford Airport than you can the cows in the field.
19th November 2005.  A slightly better resolution MPEG scanning from left to right.
19th November 2005.  Between cows, dog walkers, the bird sanctuary, the trees and fields, you would never know we are slap bang in the middle of the Leeds & Bradford conurbation!
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19th November 2005.  And cyclists.
19th November 2005.  Sunshine streaming across the mist, swans on the water, joggers on the towpath.
19th November 2005.  See?  Cows.
19th November 2005.  Now what was the point of this picture?
19th November 2005.  Or this one?
19th November 2005.  Yawn.
19th November 2005.  "Quick!  Quick!  Come see!  It's a boat!"  Clearly I wasn't quick enough - this is it on its way back.  This is one of the local live-aboards passing for a second time in a few minutes.  The 'cabin' over the stern is an aluminium pole & plastic affair tht can be easily dropped for low bridges.  This boat was clearing the ice as it passed; the white line to the port and stern is a sheet of ice overlaying another.
19th November 2005.  There is a winding hole at the end of the terrace; you can see here where the boat turned, just before the point where the swan kept the ice open.
12th March 2006 10:18 a.m.  It started snowing about 09:30
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12th March 2006 12:03 p.m.  A rare and special treat: a picture out the front looking toward Rodley park.
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12th March 2006 15:36 p.m.  The snow has not stopped falling all day but ... "It's luvverly weather for ducks, missus!"
12th March 2006 15:37 p.m.  And it has had no effect upon the continuous stream of ramblers, dog-walkers, cyclists and joggers.  Barking, the lot of them!

   


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