52 Project – W2: Clouds

Hubby’s thoughts behind last week’s theme was… “It’s been raining a lot lately, so there are plenty clouds around for you take pictures of!”.

I should know now that things don’t always work the way you plan them, specially when it comes to the weather. I had planned to leave the picture-taking until the weekend as I would have more time to spend on it. Saturday morning was spent tidying the house and the afternoon with family so I didn’t really have a chance to go outside and look for clouds.

Sunday was going to be the day! I woke up early and went straight to the window to look outside and yep there was a cloud, one single grey cloud covering the sky as far as the eye could see! Hubby and I went out to Tatton Park and walked around for a few hours but still things didn’t look any better. I decided half way through our walk to change this week’s topic to something else as the original one wasn’t going to work! I took the pictures and made my way back to the house.

Once at home, I was looking through my pictures when I saw the picture below. I had taken it a few days earlier with my phone, without realizing I had taken a picture with this week’s topic.

It was Friday afternoon when I returned from work, I got out of my car to walk to the house when I saw the sunset below. I took my phone out and took this one single picture, one single shot and it turned out quite nicely πŸ™‚

Happy Pancake Day to everyone!

Sunset clouds

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Day 238 – Twilight at Shakerley Mere

Our new home is very close to Shakerley Mere, on this evening we went for a drive around our new house and as we were making our way back we decided to stop at the mere. Shakerley looked stunning as the sun had set and it had left behind some beautiful colours in the sky that were at the same time reflected in the water. Here is my best picture of the night πŸ™‚

Twilight at Shakerley Mere

Day 154 – Hulme Hall

On Monday hubby asked me to go with him to see this property that he had found for sale. He didn’t say much about it, just that I needed to wait and see. The property is located in Allostock and it dates back to the 15th Century. Hulme Hall used to be moated (it has been partially filled) and it has a stone bridge that leads to a large brick house. Not much remains of the house now, it has sadly decayed over the last few years. Below is my picture for day 154.

Inside Hulme Hall

More pictures of the hall

Hulme Hall

Hulme Hall

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Note: The house has now been sold and I hope that whoever bought it will be able to bring some its former glory back. If you would like to see some pictures of what it used to look in the year 2000 click here.