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Baildon Moor

By LynneJoyce  
The opener just about qualifies for Silly Sunday since it features an adorable Springer Spaniel who, typically for it's breed, was as daft as a brush.

All of these images were captured on a walk up to the trig point on Baildon Moor and all round the summit. It is a lovely place that I have visited for many years and even wrote a verse about it -

High above the grimy townscape,
Way away from chimneyed mills,
Smell the breath of summer sunshine,
Listen to the skylark's trills.

Altitude provides deliverance
From a dreary, downtrod dale,
Full of folk and fumes and factories,
Cars that crawl and waifs who wail.

Lushly green, the stinging nettle
Grows in clusters round a stone,
Free from the threat of chemicals
In pristine gardens, neatly mown.

Couchgrass, ryegrass, both derided
As the gardener's enemy,
Here can flourish unmolested,
Rippling like an emerald sea.

Sheep meander unimpeded
On this breezy, breathless moor
Safely lead their lambs to pasture
High above the urban roar.

Winds add operatic music,
Shrill soprano songs of praise,
To this magic panorama,
Up beyond the city's haze.

Thistles thrust their spearheads upwards,
Strong and dignified and proud,
Skylarks, thrushes, peewits, blackbirds
Thrive, safe from the City crowd.

High above the tedious townscape,
Higher still than chimneyed mills,
Hear the serenade on nature's
Glory in the skylark's trills.

Lynne Joyce January 2006

Tags: Poem Trig point Landscape and travel Pets and captive animals Baildon moor

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3 Sep 2017 8:07AM
A beautiful set , Lynne ! SmileSmileSmile --- Jukka.
3 Sep 2017 8:17AM
An excellent set, great to see the dogs having fun
3 Sep 2017 8:41AM
Lovely work.
ddolfelin Plus
9 103 3 Wales
3 Sep 2017 8:41AM
A poem worthy of a bigger audience and a very good picture, Lynne.
3 Sep 2017 8:50AM
Lovely poem and nice set of pictures, Dave
RonnieAG Plus
11 154 119 Scotland
3 Sep 2017 10:14AM
I am no authority on poetry but I did enjoy reading your writings of Baildon Moor.
Your set of images does bring to life the essence of the Moor and it's atmosphere.
And what a paradise for doggies and their owners/walkers.
I do like V 11 looking down on the urban sprawl from this higher vantage point.
DeSilver Plus
13 14 12 England
3 Sep 2017 10:43AM
Looks like a great day out for everyone.
version No 9 what is that man doing behind the Mini??? Wink

Irishkate Plus
10 45 121 United Kingdom
3 Sep 2017 11:08AM
Excellent poetry Lynne - definitely talented not just with your photography and presentation skills.
What I like most about this set is the feeling of the pleasure you got being out there.
Kate Grin
3 Sep 2017 11:29AM
Beautiful series and poem.
prabhusinha 13 5 5 India
3 Sep 2017 11:39AM
An awesome set & the poetry
12 10 10 England
3 Sep 2017 1:19PM
Great set and I do like V8 - keep your distance or get soaked. Grin
TrevBatWCC Plus
13 13 19 England
3 Sep 2017 1:27PM
Looks like you had a good day out on the Moor, Lynne Smile A fine set of images, excellent piece of poetry too SmileSmile
Trev Smile
Chinga Plus
10 3 2 United Kingdom
3 Sep 2017 1:52PM
Love the poem and I love the images... Excellent work Lynne!
Isabel GrinGrin
capto Plus
9 6.7k 25 United Kingdom
3 Sep 2017 2:15PM
A great set and the poem deserves its own award.Smile
Daisymaye Plus
12 23 19 Canada
3 Sep 2017 2:45PM
A lovely poem Lynne. Your images fit your poem beautifully. Excellent work.
taggart Plus
16 47 14 United States
3 Sep 2017 6:26PM
I like the white dog and all his antics!
Drighlynne 10 131 1 United Kingdom
3 Sep 2017 6:51PM
Looks like they were having lots of fun in the lead shot. It also looks as though you can see Emley Moor mast on the right hand side of the horizon in V11, so you can see as far as my house.
A super set.
pamelajean Plus
15 1.6k 2227 United Kingdom
3 Sep 2017 9:13PM
I enjoyed your poem as much as I enjoyed the pictures, Lynne.
cabbie Plus
14 31 United Kingdom
3 Sep 2017 9:27PM
Great poem , I placed myself on Baildon moor as I read it . As for the pics goes without saying a all round top contribution well done

4 Sep 2017 9:22AM
Smashing set Lynne with V2 being my favourite, an excellent composition.

Lillian Plus
12 23 17 United Kingdom
6 Sep 2017 9:22AM
lovely collection of interesting images
with those words of the poem to accompany them
6 Sep 2017 10:50AM
Lovely work Lynne..Lin
6 Sep 2017 8:29PM
Wonderful set and equally fine poem to illustrate it with, Lynne.

7 Sep 2017 6:43AM
A grand set as usual. Well done Lynne.
xwang 12 56 8
9 Sep 2017 6:07PM
Beautiful set, I especially love Capturing the water action 6, you certainly captured something, I wonder what in his(her) mind,... and Shake shot 14.
9 Sep 2017 10:18PM
Stunning set of images, Lynne.
Your poem is an added bonus.

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