Today’s Picture: 21 May 20

The idea here is to brighten the day for those people isolated indoors during the Covid-19 pandemic. This shot of Pen-y-Ghent in the Yorkshire Dales …

Today’s Picture: 21 May 20

Today Stuart has posted a photo of the Yorkshire Dales. I have spent a lot of time in UK (my mother was from there, and I used to visit regularly) but have never gone to Yorkshire, something I intend to correct when I retire.

Happy Friday, everyone. 🙂

13 thoughts on “Today’s Picture: 21 May 20”

  1. Oh, Yorkshire is a must for a visit to England, Lynette. It’s the biggest county, sporting more acres than there are woords in the Bible! And the countryside is so varied. You’d love it.

    1. There are so many interesting things to do and see and learn more about – such important historical events and the literary figures, to say nothing of the walking – I’m really looking forward to a visit. 🙂

      1. The country is so full of history, the archeologists say it’s impossible to step on a piece of the land where no foot has trod before. There have been people living on the islands for at least 40,000 years. They left during the ice age, which ended around 12,000 years ago, but the land was still connected to Europe then and people quickly came back. Since then, we’ve been invaded from continental Europe so often, most of us share DNA with several parts of the continent. It makes me wonder at the ignorance of the racists who insist on seeing themselves as ‘Pure British’. We’re a mongrel population and I’m glad that’s the case – shared cultures, shared values.

        1. I spent a lot of time in UK while growing up as my mother was from Sussex. I considered it to be my second home and I still visit often. As I child I fell in love with the historical sweep, an interest that had never waned.

          I completely agree. I am a part of that mix. My mother – UK, my father – French Canadian. There is no “pure British,” but it seems like an awful lot of people would like to say there is (or pure French, or American, or whatever).

          1. It’s odd, to me anyway, how so many people want to turn the accident of their birth into some reason for ‘pride in their locality’. I’ve always thought the best way to say how much you admire any area is to live there! Where we are born is entirely outside our control, and to use it as a sort of weapon seems so odd to me. After all, we’re all part of the human family. And, when it comes to our genetic history, we have much in common with a chimpanzee, an elephant, or even a lettuce!

          2. Yes – I work in the north, but I chose my home, and it’s in British Columbia’s Okanagan Valley (Monday’s photo), in Penticton. I couldn’t agree more. Birth location is an accident, and to feel loyalty (yes, and to use it as a weapon) to an accident seems strange to me as well.

  2. I had a feeling you’d agree, Lynette. I notice that folk who have travelled generally have a much more balanced outlook on the peoples of the world.

      1. Definitely broadens the mind, Lynette. My first wife wouldn’t travel by air or by boat, which left us stuck on the island. But Valerie loves travel and I’ve seen many places with her. Love the way people are more or less the same wherever you go.

          1. Valerie took me for a fortnight to Rhodes on my 40th birthday. It was brilliant, and we’ve been overseas almost every year since. Great when you have the same view of life as your partner, I agree.

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