Sunday, 3 September 2017


Man in yellow upside down on Pole. Circus Raj at Piece Hall in Halifax UK.

Every day I'm here in Halifax, my affection for it grows and I'm glad for the move.

It's different.


Definitely different from Dorset. But that was the point - to seek something new.

Yellow flower in grass. Dorset.

Recently, though, I had to go back south to take final readings on the gas, water and electricity meters and to hand back keys to the house.

This might have been painful. I might have had a crisis. I might have changed my mind. I might have decided I didn't want to live in Yorkshire after all. Disaster! But I didn't. I wanted to blow my life in Dorset aside like a dandelion clock. Done.

Leaves of prickly plant in grass in Dorset.

Rather than sleep in my old house void of furniture carpet lifted etc. etc. . . . I lived in a tent. There were ground level plants everywhere.

Tiny plant growing between paving stone and kerb, Halifax, UK

And so there are in Halifax! It's just that I'll have to pay more attention!

Red and yellow upright flowers in grass in Dorset.

Summer in Dorset is full of colour.

Security guard in yellow vest. Red no-entry sign. Halifax, UK

And in Halifax too.
I'm here.

(The performers in the top photo are part of Circus Raj - one of the re-opening events at The Halifax Piece Hall.)


Chris P said...

So glad to hear. Both places are great - the dandelion and the leaf pushing up through the crack. Then and now. Nostalgia is just as good as it used to be.

Countryside Tales said...

That was a good marker in the sand. I'm so pleased you felt the pull back to Yorkshire after all your hard work moving there. Keep seeking out interesting perspectives on plants, Lucy, your posts are always so thought-provoking and educating. X

Pat Tillett said...

It is great to hear that you are warming up to Halifax. I'm happy for you.

Flighty said...

Good to read that you're happy in Halifax. xx

Down by the sea said...

Glad you are enjoying your new life in a new town. Sarah x

colleen said...

Just caught up with all your Halifax posts. All very exciting and uplifting.. Good on yer, lass.

Caro (UrbanVegPatch) said...

Hi Lucy, I've just been reading back through your posts about your new adventures in Halifax and pleased to see that you're enjoying Yorkshire life. It's a rather large contrast - coast to urban/countryside - but I'm sure you have exactly the right outlook to discover more and more that you love. Personally, Yorkshire (the wilder parts!) is a county that I love. I lived near Tadcaster, between York and Leeds, for a few years in my teens. Cx

Anna said...

Oh it sounds as if you are settling in Lucy. Life must be different but so much new territory to explore.

catmint said...

Different for some people is scary, but I am so pleased, Lucy, you are rejoicing in the newness of things. I have always lived in an urban / suburban environment and there is lots of nature here but as you show sometimes you have to look in the cracks between pavers and don't get a whole field to appreciate. The plants and critters that live in cities are heroic and resilient too.

Tim said...

I'm glad that you're becoming settled in Halifax, but hope that you keep Dorset in your heart. We were there a couple of weeks ago, just for the day and I always miss it when we're away.