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


First warning

Red in a morning shepherds warning, so the saying goes, more photographs of photogenic clouds, these were taken at 07:00 today


Less photogenic would have been the sight of me dressed in a cyclamen pink fluffy dressing gown and flora print Wellington boots, stood in the middle of the field taking the pictures, I hope the neighbours weren’t looking


(you’ve seen so many photos of theses silhouetted trees, that you will be on first name terms with them soon.)

The departure of the boys (all three of them) this morning was somewhat fraught, so much kit, gear, equipment and general stuff to go with them, the kitchen looked like a baggage handlers strike at Heathrow airport, even the dog who is usually baying to leave with her pack, heaved a sigh of relief as the door shut behind them. I am just as bad, we just don’t seem to manage ‘traveling light’ any more (did we ever, probably not.)


Oh and an early warning that it is Mothering Sunday this Sunday, don’t say I didn’t warn you, this years early Easter is bound to catch a few out ( for overseas visitors, Mothering Sunday in the UK is the 4th Sunday in lent and is therefore a movable feast!) More flowery tales later.