We’ve had a lousy summer. Loads of rain, not much sun, often overcast on the days when it doesn’t rain. Now we’re moving into autumn it’s even gloomier as the days get shorter, and the damp overcastness is developing a real chill. But this morning the sun came out! Hurray! I actually managed to finish a draft of my RP introduction, then Sparky and I rushed out to enjoy the light.

The view down the hill and over towards Staincliffe.

Ponies roaming on the hillside. In the bottom of the valley there’s a mix of old stone farmhouses (like the one on the right) and Victorian mill buildings, plus modern industrial monstrosities.

Looking along the valley towards Dewsbury. The sun is just around the corner.

One beautiful and happy dog.