This week’s one word prompt is Stationary.
I struggled with this week’s prompt. As I went about my day to day life I looked around me for things that were not moving, things that remained still, and there were very few within the glorious Yorkshire springtime landscape.
Then my eye chanced upon the power stations. The terrain where we live is so flat that on a clear day I can see 3 power stations, those at Eggborough, Drax and Ferrybridge, enormous, iconic buildings.
As a child growing up in Yorkshire I remember the huge towers grazing the sky serving as a landmark to tell us that home wasn’t far away and so to me they are most definitely stationary, rooted into the ground and unchanging for decades.
Although the times, they are a changing. One by one the mines have closed and the power stations are taking steps towards no longer burning coal. The station in the photograph, Eggborough, is marked for demolition and if plans proceed as made a new gas fired station will sit on the site within 5 years. It will take some getting used to such a change in the look of our area.