This week has largely been grey, windy, wet, and frankly making me feel like getting started on the hibernation that bears are known for. Officially the UK was in the grips of Storm Ali over the last couple of days with gusts of wind exceeding 80mph in the north of the country.
Not hurricane or typhoon territory but enough bad weather to give us weather obsessed Brits something to tut about and do the now standard joke of posting a picture of a blown over plastic garden chair with an ironic “Absolute carnage in #StormAli” comment to make light of the situation on our social media.
Anyway, it hasn’t really been the weather for wondering about curiously this week. Dog walking has been limited to a ‘get out, get the job done and return to the cave’ necessity only. I have seen a few doors that will need a lot better light to reveal their richness of character and textures than we have managed to get this week.
So I have trawled the archive of not yet processed files and found these two pictures of sheds that have witnessed and largely survived many storms I suspect. These are the rainy days I was saving them for apparently.
I have also returned to Black and White for these. I did colour ones last week so that’s enough of that for a long time now.
Note, I have now figured out how to make shots open bigger and in a new tab when you click on them, so feel free to give that a go for the full doors effect. Once you have it like that, you can click on it again and get even closer if you dare. Or you could revisit the one I posted last week and see if you can find the snail.
This one is typical of the older outbuildings here, stone built and the roof made with Delabole slate, mined about 6 miles away from here since the 15th century. Not long after they finished building it, someone parked their flatbed trailer there and said ‘I’ll be back for that dreckly…’
With the missing slate and a hole in the door, possibly it’s a little draughty now as well.
This picture was actually taken last autumn, I see from a recent walk up to the village that the building collapsed on the left of the shot has now fallen completely. The remaining pile of rubble is in a roped off area and marked with a traffic cone to give it 100% safety.
Posted for Thursday Doors.
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