The tightly knit maze of colourful fishermens’ cottages at Staithes encompassed
 by soaring cliffs so tall,
following a stream alongside a heritage railway line watching the purple grey clouds
of a distant summer squall,
the magnificent grey stone elevated arching facade of Whitby Abbey ruins, an
architectural masterpiece,
an icy winter wind blows across open clifftops, overhead a vacillating elongated V
of calling returning geese.

 The tranquil cerulean blue sea tinted with sparkling metallic silver diamonds on a 
sunlit summer’s day,
looking out over the glittering water from the towering striped brown cliffs 
surrounding Robin Hood’s Bay,
beached weathered colourful fishing boats painted in bold primary colours wait   
 patiently for the next ebbing tide,
an imposing tall curved grey stone seawall covered in tenacious green weed protects 
the seaward side.

The soft melody of a brown and cream twite’s song above the orange berries of prickly
   clifftop buckthorn,
the hushed serene elegance of resting smoke grey ethereal mist resting on a valley 
  floor at dawn,
a pellucid golden sunrise displays painted brush-strokes of vibrant pink above slumbering
hardy sheep methodically graze on exposed rocky ground, rugged hills hardly touched 
  by mans’ hand.

Heather transforms windswept sparse moorland with a profusion of flowers in purple
  and soft pink,
an evanescent radiant cerise sunset as behind a shadowed obsidian black hill the sun’s
  orb slowly sinks,
flowering in an undisturbed summer meadow, rare low growing pink orchids shaped to
resemble a bee,
Yorkshire’s abundance of wildlife, flowers and panoramic scenery always delights as far
  as the eye can see. 

Happy Birthday Matt love from Zara

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