Tag Archives: Ladybower

Drought #midnighthaiku

A long hot summer Drink the lifeblood of the land Draining it dry Wide shores to greensward Transforming desecration Lake to rivulet Greed ignoring need Blind to Nature’s warning laughs Empties the chalice Exposing the depths Drowned villages re-emerge Giving … Continue reading

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Enigma #midnighthaiku

Human enigma Achieves the impossible Denies evidence The valley is flooded. Beneath it two villages are drowned. Modern Man works engineering miracles then sails on his creation, trusting his eyes and self-satisfaction. Above the valley are sculpted hills, crowned by … Continue reading

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Where were we?

It seems an age since my friends arrived in the village after the workshop. I can’t even see the PC desktop for all the folders of pictures on there… but were it not for those pictures, I am certain I … Continue reading

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Drowned villages and more ice cream…

“I know it’s beautiful, but it doesn’t feel right.” “Doesn’t look right, does it?” “Unnatural” “As if the land rejects it somehow.” We were looking out over the Ladybower Reservoir, ice-creams in hand. Yes, again. We needed some shots of … Continue reading

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Rain man…

Looking through the pictures of that first weekend it seems incredible that we managed to do so much. Especially, I have to say, when the weather was particularly and pointedly disobliging. It had begun as a grey northern day with … Continue reading

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