Moody Monday….A Rescue Mission

 

Rose

A day of storms…high winds nearing Gale force….the only casualty in our garden is the last remaining Rose Bud.  The stem got broken so a rescue was called for.  Battered and weather beaten but hopefully, now that it is in from the cold, there will still be a bloom.

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10th December

(C) David Oakes 2018

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Lens-Artists Challenge #23: CELEBRATIONS

WELL DRESSING

And the Band Played on….

The location is Youlgrave, a Derbyshire village high in the Limestone district known as the White Peak.  The Celebrations, which indeed they are, form part of the villages Well Dressing ceremony. Water here was always a precious commodity and the Wells were seen as a blessing from God.  So each year the Wells within the village are ‘Blessed’ thanks given. Each of the village Wells is ‘Dressed’ for the celebrations and the procession pauses at each in turn.

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The Youlgrave Village Band is an essential to the villages celebrations and a key event in there musical calendar

WELL DRESSING

One little quirk about Youlgrave is that the name is spelt in two ways ….the alternative is Youlgreave.  Even within the village signs at various buildings differ and even on maps there has been some uncertainty. The one thing the villagers all agree on is that the Well Dressing Custom must be maintained.

This Derbyshire tradition of Well Dressing also occurs in other Derbyshire villages across the summer months…each with there own themes.

Just an idea for this weeks Lens-Artist Challenge #23

9th December

(C) David Oakes 2018