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Sunday, 28 March 2010

NOW’T LIKE A DROP OF RAIN (24/03/10)

Having enjoyed such a long period of dry weather this week has been a bit of a shock to the system with frequent heavy showers.

Sick of getting soaked every half hour I begged the key from the estate office and gained entrance to the saw mill. The pictures could be better but it was an enjoyable hour or so in the dry.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA   The saw itself is of timber construction with cast iron fittings. The table moves with a silky action difficult to credit after at least a hundred years.

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OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA  The power is provided by this water turbine built locally in Kendal by Gilkes and Co. Ltd. this was installed along with a dynamo in1926. The later was removed around ten years ago. The turbine draws water from Grisedale Beck and has a head of around two hundred feet.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA      So wet has it been that the bark on the Chile Pine is flowing downhill.

4 comments:

  1. Love the tree, looks like an old really big tortoise! if you look hard anyway!
    The saw mill would be great in monotone, perhaps with someone working, and the saw singing as the debris and dust flew?

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  2. Kipling no chance of it working. WE HAVE HEALTH AND SAFETY. The trees elephants feet sprang to mind,

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  3. Great texture shot of the tree trunk, especially with all that green.

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  4. John, I've never noticed bark flowing before.

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