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I am looking at this small settlement or hamlet with the idea of producing some plein air oil paintings. Looking around I came across this distant view showing the spire of St.Leonard's standing aloft of the flatland's on which it sits. Though only four miles north of Beverley it seems to retain a lofty anonymity, passing motorists busily heading for Driffield and more places north. The access road which brought me here is also a cul-de-sac leading to one of the many local farms. To my left are some huge turbines near to the village of Tickton. I guess the scene shown here has not changed for many years. An static sparrow hawk ( ? added later - after some research pretty sure it is a kestral ) was seen perched in exactly the same spot as seen the week previously near the road, on top of a post not far away. It turned out to be a very detailed model which must fool lots of people as they pass, though more importantly the numerous wild pigeons. This is an area with large flat fields which must be very productive, indeed, crops are evident at this time emerging in serried ranks.
Photo taken whilst paper is very wet and slightly, as my father would say, "ruckled", however it will dry flat.
Also another, earlier view here
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