Here is a topical one. Until the M62 Ouse bridge was opened this was a familiar sight as Boothferry bridge opened to let ships pass through. There are less ships now - but there have been plenty of queues recently as the Ouse bridge has been shut for repairs and accidents
|The entertainment of watching a ship go through the bridge|
It will soon be harvest time. Hay has been made locally and the giant bales are waiting to be gathered. And I have seen a combine harvester in action and so corn will be next - when it's not raining. I can just remember though when this was the way to cut it. This picture was taken just across the road from the previous one and shows members of the Walker family of Booth harvesting with a reaper and binder just off the road to Knedlington .
|Reaping at Booth|
And finally as I wrote in my last blog post there have been several Minster concerts this summer and we have been treated to some wonderful performances, particularly in the new lunchtime series. There are still three more to come. But does anyone recognise these people, obviously practising their singing in the Minster a few years ago?
But I promised some natural history too. In my last article for the Howdenshire Magazine I wrote about the once flourishing teazle industry around Eastrington and Gilberdyke. Teazles were grown commercially to be used in the West Riding cloth industry.
I have several growing in my garden which attract all sorts of wildlife. We are being asked to look at how many butterfly varieties we see. Here are what I saw yesterday - and I did not count the cabbage whites! Hope I've identified them correctly!