Wallpaper Monday

Yorkshire TdF

The imagery from Yorkshire on the first two days of this year’s Tour de France was jaw-dropping. We’ve been parked in front of our TV, working and occasionally looking up to check the screen. “Scenery!” we call out if there’s something lovely on, which alerts the other to stop and look. If it’s really gorgeous — such as Bolton Abbey, holy cow — we’ll stop our DVR, rewind, and watch it again. Ah, the joys of constantly recording television.

We have already agreed that Yorkshire is on our “must visit very soon” list. There are fairly cheap flights from here to there, so it’s feasible as a budget trip. In the meantime, seeing that much green has made my Oregon brain very happy, while seeing all of the fabulous ruins and the rugged landscape has made my literary brain happy, too. That scenery explains a lot about the great Victorian era English writers.

For those who don’t want bicycles in their wallpaper (hard as that is for me to understand), here’s a gorgeous shot of Swaledale. Both images are from the Guardian.

(Click either image to yorkify.)

Yorkshire Swaledale


About Fletcher DeLancey

Socialist heathen and Mac-using author of the Chronicles of Alsea, who enjoys pondering science, politics, well-honed satire (though sarcastic humor can work, too) and all things geeky.
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2 Responses to Wallpaper Monday

  1. Power Wench says:

    Yeah, I was wondering why you two didn’t try to get to Yorkshire to catch some Tour and scenery in person!

    • oregon expat says:

      Well, we’re headed to Scotland in just a few weeks, so it wasn’t really feasible…plus I’m swamped under editing and writing duties at the moment. But it sure is on our list now!

      [checks fares] Ooo. Ryanair flies nonstop from Faro to Manchester, which is right outside the Peak District National Park. There are cheap fares to be had.

      [starts planning]

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