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

To Follow


A few more photographs from Sunday, we’ve had plenty more snow, but it’s been squally, it’s soon come and gone.

Thankfully the snow didn’t interrupt my plans yesterday, I had a meeting with a colleague who had a couple of hours drive up from the lowlands to get here,  he thinks the landscape is all a bit ‘Heathcliffe‘ around here, and that’s in high summer, but he braved the snow and sleet showers, job done, a late finish but a very productive day.

Cow parsley, dead







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 “To Follow

  1. As always – your pictures are gorgeous 🙂 The combination of the sunlit snow and the bright blue sky make those worthy of postcards…
    We only got flurries down here in the South West – a little settling on the tops of cars, but even that was gone by the time the engines got turned on. (For which I’m not too sorry – you know my feelings on being out in snow! 😉 )

  2. This is a marvelous blog, just a perfect taste of your northern England to keep me coming back. Now I’ll have to keep on visiting to compare – we have snow coming down right now, but I refuse to blog it. I’m holding out for more than the two days of spring I’ve seen thus far this year. 🙂

    I also LOVE your frogs.

  3. The last photo would make a lovely Xmas Card.
    Bo loves frogs!! Honestly! lol.

  4. More frog photos to come 🙂 watch this space

  5. Funny how my mind works. I look at that last photo and wonder what – or who – might be buried under the mound that flows toward the viewer . . .

    But then I’ve been a bit squally myself.

  6. I am confident it is just a dry stone wall that need rebuilding, but then again….. stranger things have happend in that wood.

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