Chorlton Ees is the most beautiful place I know for a local ramble. The River Mersey too at West Didsbury, but only in spring when the green is vivid and the sycamores are hanging.

The changes here are astonishing. Spring green, summer light, autumn reds. Winter is not so exciting although snow would make it so. There was snow a few years ago but not much, which is usually what happens in the city. The Peak District, forty minutes away, was another matter.

What I like here however, is more the details than the grand view. Even a panorama shot of this area is more intimate than sweeping, like a garden.

 

Chorlton Meadows Detail

Thursday December 17, 2015