Ilkley – Cee’s photo challenge

moors 023This picture was taken a couple of years ago. It was the first time I had set foot on my moors in many, many years. I was working for a logistics company as sales manager, but I helped out driving when they had a rush job.

For some strange reason the boss came in grinning that day. She had… I have no idea how… realised what my home county means to me. “Fancy a trip to Yorkshire?”

Pausing only to bite her hand off at the offer, I grabbed the keys to the van.

Next morning I was away before dawn… loaded the previous evening so I could get the earliest possible start. They didn;t need me back… expected me to take my time in fact.

It was one of those unexpected gifts that come from nowhere… and the delivery made, I drove to Ilkley where I walked once more across the familiar paths and knew I had come home.

I was asked to join this challenge by El of Far Out in Africa. If you haven’t been over there, do have a look. Wonderful pictures and stories!

In turn, today, should he choose to accept… I nominate Richard Ankers.

The rules of Five Photos, Five Stories Challenge are:
1) Post a photo each day for five consecutive day
2) Attach a story to the photo. It can be fiction, non-fiction, poetry, or a short paragraph. It’s entirely up to the individual.
3) Nominate another blogger to carry on the challenge. Your nominee is free to accept or decline the invitation. This is fun, not a command performance!

About Sue Vincent

Sue Vincent is a Yorkshire-born writer and one of the Directors of The Silent Eye, a modern Mystery School. She writes alone and with Stuart France, exploring ancient myths, the mysterious landscape of Albion and the inner journey of the soul. Find out more at France and Vincent. She is owned by a small dog who also blogs. Follow her at and on Twitter @SCVincent. Find her books on Goodreads and follow her on Amazon worldwide to find out about new releases and offers. Email:
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10 Responses to Ilkley – Cee’s photo challenge

  1. TanGental says:

    Such fab colours. Lucky you!


  2. smackedpentax says:

    I know this place! To me it always looks like the Calf is going to roll down the hill into Burley! The moors are beautiful and are my favourite place in the world. Glad you enjoyed your time and hurry back 🙂


  3. …I guess yeez can take the lass out of Yorkshire , but yeez can’t take Yorkshire out of the lass, eh?… nice piece, m’Lady, Sue 🙂


  4. Mary Smith says:

    Gorgeous photo. I used to work for Oxfam, looking after a number of shops in Lancashire and Yorkshire. I always enjoyed visiting the Ilkley shop – had the best stock of books!


  5. Theres nothing like the lush green countryside of our glorious Great Britain. I could never get enough of it!


  6. denis1950 says:

    There is definitely a face on that large rock Sue, what is the area history?


  7. bwcarey says:

    the stones have eyes and ears


  8. You write the best pictures-with-story every day 🙂


  9. Stunning. I love it. Fabulous picture taking.


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