Sunday 11 December 2011: Bishop Wilton
It wasn't a good morning for photography, but then the afternoon would have been even worse. It was overcast and the light was low and flat. I went for a walk around Bishop Wilton first thing, starting up Worsendale to get a view down on the village and the church. The village is situated at the foot of the Yorkshire Wolds, and in this view from rising ground you can see the flat expanse of the Vale of York beyond the village. The church featured earlier in the year. This maybe gives a better view of the spire and its golden weathercock.
Later I joined two of my brother-in-laws to watch the little fella nephew playing rugby for Pocklington against York in a friendly Under 13's match. The little fella did well with a couple of bruising runs at the York defenders, some good tackles and a conversion. Sometime during the course of the game he pulled out his gumshield and a tooth came out with it, he was characteristically matter-of-fact about this. Note it was a milk tooth, and was a bit wobbly before the match.
Then after a flying visit, we left the Christmas presents and headed home for Arnside, the weather getting wetter all the way. The furry black creature was pleased to see us.
A year ago - another one of those amazing Arnside sunsets.