Thursday, 3 May 2012

I really enjoy my journey to and from work................................................ ish!

 I am so lucky to have a shortcut to work that takes me through some lovely countryside.

If I see something interesting (like these clouds) I have a few field entrances to pull into to capture an image.

I have to cross over the M6 Motorway on my journey into Manchester.
When I took this image the traffic was lighter than usual.
It's not unusual to see standing traffic due to a road accident.

The tree I have been sharing since last autumn is just stared to leaf.
This image was taken this evening.

It's in a great setting for capture a landscape shot... on the brow of a hill and the only tree in the field.
The field unfortunately is almost alongside the M6... the drone of road noise is always there.
Sorry for spoiling the magic of the place.

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32 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

love those big puffy clouds! glad you get some marvelous scenery to and fro work.

Bob Bushell said...

Yep, the clouds that keeps on, and on and on. My favourite is the last one, I'll lays bets on, that everyone has now will know that tree, superb.

Kay said...

What a pretty commute you have.

Dina J said...

All beautiful shots. It's funny to see the traffic direction on the opposite sides of the road that we are used to.

Horst in Edmonton said...

Nice shots and love the tree.

Sylvia K said...

I always enjoy seeing those big, puffy white clouds, Andrew! Such lovely skies and I, too, love that tree!! Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Sylvia

Gary said...

Great cotton candy clouds!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

barbara l. hale said...

How lucky you are on your commute! I absolutely adore that second shot!

Shaun_ShutterBug said...

Hi Andrew, a cracking set of photos. And a lovely walk to work.
I hope you have been well? i have not been on for a while as life got a little hectic of late.
Take it easy

Shaun

Gemma Wiseman said...

Such lovely views of your world! The tree has a kind of enchanting, lonely identity!

Mina fotostunder said...

Beautiful shots!

Eva Ason said...

Beautiful sceneries :)

Laura said...

such a majestic tree!!!

Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

I would use your short cut too! No more rattlesnake posts this year. (that is not a promise)

Jerry said...

I agree about the clouds Andrew - these are such lovely photos and the countrysidenear you is a great setting for those 'skyscapes'. Thanks so much
for sharing.

eileeninmd said...

Wonderful series! You do have a lovely view. The tree is my favorite shot. Happy skywatching!

Sandra said...

the first two are absolutely breath taking. i love that sky, looks like i could reach in and touch it.

Kelly said...

...you are lucky to have this as your walking route to work! That first photo is postcard perfect. I love the sweeping view...

Jim said...

Beautiful shots.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

Jeanne said...

What a lovely commute you have to work, and these clouds are awesome... also love that tree

Rajesh said...

Beautiful shots of the place.

Stewart M said...

I think your drive to work looks better than the M6!

I used to have to do 40 minutes each way on that car park when I lived in the South Lakes. There are some things I don’t miss!

Really like watching the tree change as well.

Stewart M - Melbourne

chubskulit said...

I would enjoy that journey too if I were you!

Sunlight Cross, have a great weekend!

Gillian Olson said...

Great looking countryside, no wonder you prefer that route rather than the motorway. That tree is fabulous.

Sondra said...

The photo of the M6 looks backwards with the cars on the opposite side of what I normally see...BUT the heavy traffic looks very familiar could be any US Interstate Hwy. I always enjoy the back roads!!!

JM said...

Beautiful cloud formations, especially on the top shot contrasting with the lovely green.

The Herald said...

Excellent images Andrew (shame the M6 got in the way though!!). Love that tree...[;o)

nonizamboni said...

Oh, those incredible clouds! Beautiful countryside and even the freeway gives you a lovely view.
p.s. Your mother and aunt's young photos are delightful!

Firas said...

What an exquisite country side!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

The tree is looking good Andrew, I knew it wouldn't be long before it started greening up.

Sallie (FullTime-Life.com said...

Well of course the magic of virtual nature is that we get to enjoy that wonderful tree without all the distractions of noise and traffic. Looks like spring on your commute.

Susan said...

Beautiful Andrew, really, really beautiful!