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Monday, 31 August 2015


Buildings next to the Rochdale Canal in Todmorden, Yorkshire
I'm getting in a right muddle. I've been away (again) and while away I was struck by this awful thought that I should have written a Stuck Foot Post. And I began to panic. What if you had a Stuck Foot Post to put in a box and there wasn't a box to stick it in?

So, here I was at home, worrying how I hadn't Stood Still anywhere, just charging around and up and down and taking random photographs of plants and insects but not putting them on the blog . . . when I remembered the bubbles.

One of the places I've been to recently was Todmorden in Yorkshire - home of Incredible Edible.

There's a river there. And a railway. And a canal.

I was pottering along by the canal when I saw a bubble. I peered into the water, trying to see a fish through the reflections and murk when all of a sudden a HUGE bubble burst to the surface. Then another and another. They have some grand buildings beside the canal. Do they have whales in it?

Probably not.

But they do have big bubbles. I stood and watched them. And after a while I took out my camera and filmed them. So, although I need not have panicked (the next Stuck Foot box isn't until next month) I did stand still a while - for all that I was rushing up and down so much I almost forgot.


Rowan said...

Those certainly are enormous bubbles! Did you ever discover what was responsible for them?

Lucy Corrander at Loose and Leafy said...

Hi, Rowan. Still have no idea what was making the bubbles and had no idea who to ask. Maybe someone reading this will know.

Hollis said...

whew, you had me worried, Lucy! Stuck Foot time already??!! Now I can relax :-) Good luck with your bubble mystery

Lucy Corrander at Loose and Leafy said...

Hi Hollis. I'm all over the place about where we are in the year, let alone the month. It wouldn't matter if it weren't for blog deadlines. I've created a rod for my own back. (But enjoying life so no matter!)

liz said...

How very strange. Your foot was stuck but the bubbles certainly weren't!

Lucy Corrander at Loose and Leafy said...

It's interesting that no-one else seems to know what they are. I had assumed others would say 'it's this' or 'it's that'. If ever I visit there again I'll have to go and see if the bubbles are still bubbling.

Anonymous said...

I'd love to think it's a fish, but I fear it's a small sewage outlet!
Great picture of Yorkshire architecture in this post, too.
Enjoy the summer :)

Lucy Corrander at Loose and Leafy said...

Hello Pat. No whales? (Fortunately there were no smells either.) Glad you like the photo of the buildings nearby too.

Anonymous said...

Won't it be gas formed by rotting leaves and the like at the bottom of the canal?