On the way to the supermarket the other day, we stopped to take some photographs. This is Little Whernside: not to be confused with the famous Whernside, the highest hill in Yorkshire or, for that matter, the cloud behind it. "Whernside" simply means a hillside considered good for quarrying millstones, or "wherns". There are four in the Yorkshire Dales: two more are concealed in the cloud-bank. One of the them, Great Whernside, is probably my favourite hill in the Dales (it's also the nearest to us of the bigger ones). The famous one is miles away, to the West.
I love it when the shapes of distant cloud-banks get all confused with the shapes of the hills, especially when the hills are covered in snow. Sometimes -but not here- it's hard to tell which are which.
To change subject entirely, the Guardian newspaper have just published a great short film about the sculptor, Terence Coventry.