So here's a little project I've been working on for a while; it's for a worthy cause and a good friend. All too often we drive and walk though Ryedale on auto-pilot unaware of our surroundings. We take no notice of the landscapes that surround us. However, if for once you just stopped for a moment and pressed that pause button, you'd see it. You'd appreciate the beauty that envelops us; the hills, the trees, the rolling rivers and bubbling becks and then you'd realise...you'd know how lucky you were, how lucky we are to be blessed with this place of natural beauty that we call home.
My friend Helen is a member of Frack Free Ryedale, she is totally passionate about our landscapes and is truly thankful that her children were able to grow up in such a beautiful and natural area. Her biggest fear is that one day in the not so distant future, children won't be so lucky, they won't be able to drink in the natural curves and shadows of the landscapes that we have come to take for granted. She fears this, due to the plans for fracking here in Ryedale.
If I'm honest I don't know a awful lot about fracking, I don't know the ins and out of it all like she does. However what I do know is that Helen is right! If we don't love and protect our landscapes for as long as humanly possible, t
hen we will loose it and it could be forever.
This is exactly why I agreed to help Helen out, she wants to raise awareness, to show people what they stand to loose. So I took the opportunity to go and take some photos of our landscapes, to capture it, whilst I still can. This is not something I would usually do and I'm so glad I did. I too am guilty, guilty of not taking as must notice as I should of my surroundings. Sometimes you think you have to travel to see beautiful things we become immune to the things on our doorstep, not anymore-I've had my eyes opened!
I's like to take this opportunity to wish you well in your worthy cause Helen, along with the rest of Frack Free Ryedale, who will be holding a stall in Malton Market Place, Saturday 10th December 2016. Here there will be a chance to purchase some beautifully, hand-painted Christmas cards (paint by Helen herself) and the photos above. All proceed =s will be going towards Frack Free Ryedale to help raise awareness of what fracking involves.