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From Grey to Flame!

Sunday, December 08, 2013

Well, I promised you a 'different' photograph today, and it will come shortly, but I thought I'd take you on a little wander first. The pictures might be odd - some of them were taken from a moving car (no, I wasn't driving) so they are a little blurred - but that will give you more of a feel for the journey.

Off to a craft show. I can't believe that I forgot about it until so late in the week. I had plenty of stock, so that didn't matter, but we had to be away early as it was a longish journey.

It was just daylight, still grey, and the roads were fairly quiet.

Our destination was close to a well known landmark

This ancient wall is a clue, but doesn't give anything away emoticon

It's a city with old houses

and ancient gates!

And they lead to.....

Salisbury Cathedral! That was my surprise, It's the cathedral with the tallest spire in Europe. Although not many were around when I took this picture there were many visitors there today, including 3 coaches with travellers from the USA.

It was a long, but successful, day.

As you can see, we travelled back with a stunning flaming sky.....

Now, Sparkeroonies, just a quick update on my 'habit'. I'm about to embark upon a new one. Making a habit, that is.

For the next 30 days I have a new goal - 10 mins of exercise (which I do anyway).... but..... BEFORE 10am.

Day 1 is tomorrow. I'll tell you how I get on.

Onwards and Upwards. I'm off to the dentist for a check up in the morning - I'll see you all when I get back from there.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
TURTLELADY56 12/9/2013 5:28PM

  i also am working a a goal for 2014....a savings goes 1$ then 2$ all the way to 52$ their are 52 weeks in a a new way to save....

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SETTIMIA 12/9/2013 2:05PM

    Lovely photos, good luck with your new goal, you can do it, encouraging you all the way.


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PGHP31CK 12/9/2013 1:30PM

    Saulsbury Cathedral!!!!

What a lovely photo -- I recognized it immediately!! It is such a beautiful, peaceful place. I remember the stone carvings in the chapter house -- story of creation, as I recall. (Cathedrals are my favorites -- some of us Yanks like castles, but I prefer the UK's gothic places of worship.)

Dear SparkFriend, I was just thinking of this place yesterday-- how amazing that you were there. Back in 1988, my DH & I purchased a nativity set in the gift shop -- a resin reproduction of a carved, wooden medieval set. It's been a part of every Christmas since, and I pulled the box out of the closet yesterday.

We were able to return in 1996 with our DS, who was 3 at the time, and truly hope that we are able to come back!

Thank you for sharing the photo!!! And every success in creating your new habit.

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    Now see, I was hoping your title might refer to your hair. But your photos of the sky are lovely!

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JUST-ELIZ 12/9/2013 7:42AM

    emoticon You are blessed emoticon

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SQUIRRELMOMMA1 12/9/2013 6:47AM

    I used to exercise in the early AM and felt great all day. Then my job got in the way. Oh well. Only a few more months and summer will return and I can go back to early AM (I work at a school). Until then I will just have to enjoy the afternoons. Good luck on your new goal!

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IMAVISION 12/9/2013 2:09AM

    I so enjoyed your blog.


God bless!

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MONTANAWALKER 12/9/2013 1:16AM

    And here I sit, feeling quite stupid because I thought grey to flame meant you had dyed your hair to match mine!!

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LJCANNON 12/8/2013 10:35PM

    emoticon Beautiful Blog!! Loved your Pictures and I'll bet that Church is Gorgeous on the inside.
emoticon If only the Walls could talk, the stories they could tell!!

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PROUD-GRANDMA 12/8/2013 10:31PM

    Stunning! Absolutely beautiful.

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NORASPAT 12/8/2013 10:19PM

    I loved your Blog. My favorite is York Minster and the city itself. Thanks for the lovely photos.

What is your stock, I do not think it is soup ???? emoticon emoticon emoticon

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MARITIMER3 12/8/2013 9:27PM

    I tend to take pictures from moving cars too, because Peter doesn't stop as often as I'd like when we're travelling.

Salisbury is beautiful, but not my favourite cathedral, which is Lincoln.

Beautiful pictures, especially the sunset.


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PMFISH 12/8/2013 8:15PM

    Love your pictures.

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    Love the pics. Love your next 30 day challenge.

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MADEIT3 12/8/2013 7:07PM

    Gorgeous photos - I especially like the clouds in the second one! And the church - I should take a picture of our church in Louisburg. Everyone would laugh!!

Love the red sky. So beautiful. Tonight, we have freezing fog. So slick and nasty.

Have a good night and a great week to come!!

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SHAKESALOT 12/8/2013 6:13PM

    emoticon Stunning pictures! Wish could see in person. Thanks for sharing. Sky was beautiful too.

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HARROWJET 12/8/2013 5:42PM

    Look at that sky emoticon

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COCK-ROBIN 12/8/2013 5:40PM

    Beautiful pictures! Thank you!

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CAROL494 12/8/2013 5:38PM

  Beautiful photos! Thanks for sharing! Your goal sounds like a good one. emoticon

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