Ginnels and Hares (and a Couple of Cats)

G is for Ginnel…..

A ginnel  (pronounced with a hard “g”) is a narrow passage between two rows of houses.

It is a regional word  often used in the North of England to denote the alley between two rows of  the Victorian “back-to-back” houses so commonly found in this part of the country.


Ginnel in Saltaire alley Victorian architecture monochrome lane

Ginnel in Saltaire ©HelenBushe


…..and H is for Hares

By the sheerest of coincidences, our two cats, Misty and Bluejohn, were both lying in front of hares at the same time and in the same room the other day.

Anyone who has a cat knows that you certainly can’t get them to pose. (The old adage about herding kittens comes to mind).

Remarkably they both maintained their positions long enough (about 3 minutes) for me to grab my camera and get these photographs:


Misty & Hare monochrome cat pet

Misty & Hare ©HelenBushe


Bluejohn & Hare monochrome pet cat

Bluejohn & Hare ©HelenBushe


Misty cat pet monochrome

I’m just Upside Down ©HelenBushe


This is my post for Cee’s Black & White Challenge which this week is the Letters G and H.

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