Uphilldowndale

Watching nature take its course, from the top of a hill in northern England

Teaser

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Today, I could almost imagine what a Summers day might be like. 

Promise -1

Whilst things are starting to ‘colour up’ around here, it is happening very slowly, everywhere is incredibly dry. We’ve not had any ‘April showers’ of note, as the farmer put it the other day, ‘Its not rained properly since it snowed, and all the snow ended up in the lanes not the fields.’ He chain harrowed the field the other day, it was biscuit dry and the tractor was trailed by clouds of dust.

I don’t think it would take much to start a moorland fire.

Promise 2-1

We’ve taken delivery of an SLR camera at work this week, a NikonD3100, I’ve brought it home for ‘field trials’ the photos here are taken with it.

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Author: uphilldowndale

Watching the rhythm of rural life, from the top of a hill in northern England. Having spent most of my life avoiding writing, I now need to do it! I am no domestic goddess, but if I were expecting visitors to my home, I would whisk round with the duster and plump up the cushions and generally make the place look presentable. I hope that by putting my words where others may see them it will encourage me to ‘tidy up and push the Hoover around’ my writing. On the other hand I may just be adding to the compost heap. Only time will tell! Pull up a chair, sit yourself down, I’ll put the kettle on.

6 thoughts on “Teaser

  1. Let’s hope that the rain doesn’t try too hard to make up for a dry spring as happened last year.

  2. That looks mighty fine to me. I hope it’s the beginning of a beautiful and calm spring for you!

  3. Love the camera results. Yes let’s hope the weather continues to improve! 4 weeks today we will be heading over to the IOM TT! We need good weather for motorbike adventures.

  4. Good pictures. Have fun ‘field trialling’ the camera. xx

  5. I know what you mean; the garden is bone dry. But wasn’t it only this last winter when the garden was underwater for about a month? That seems so long ago.

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