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

That Monday Morning Feeling


Clearing skies over night meant that this morning we had  the first of the autumn frosts, as soon as the boys were out of the door, I grabbed the camera and legged it down to the reservoir, anxious that I might have missed the magical moment as the sun hit the water; I hadn’t.


I had such a good time


It was so still, quiet and tranquil, not a breath of wind, I heard the 08:13 train commuter train to town, chugging down the valley, (probably struggling with the wrong sort of frost on the line, by the sounds of it) poor commuters, I thought and lucky me. Then the train was gone,  all I could hear the rustle of the birds feathers and the plop of jumping fish as they hit the water (didn’t managed to photography any though)

Such a treat and I was at my desk by 09:00, lucky lucky me.

Still point


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.

14 thoughts on “That Monday Morning Feeling

  1. There’s something about the last photo that really appeals to me. xx

  2. I agree with the previous post, something about the last photo is appealing. I do like the first one too, but the bright sky is kinda fighting for the spotlight. Regardless, great images. Thanks for sharing.


  3. OMG. Just … how? How do you do it? Stunning, as always.

  4. Interesting comment from Yengy. I tried scrolling up to cut out the top of the first photo, and agree that it is better without the bright sky. Lovely picture though, as are the others. I too like the bottom one, for the sense of peace in it and in the accompanying text. It’s lovely that you appreciate your life so much and that it is not wasted on you. That is as inspiring as the images.

  5. Beautiful pictures as usual. I love moments like this. When I’m playing out in the hoghlands I make sure I get the early part of the day and the sunset, it has completely different quality to it.

  6. Uphill that last photo is good. I think you took onelike this before. Ive taken some like this whilst lying on the towpath on the canal. Not quite as good as this one but im learning all the time.
    Certainly perked me up tonight.
    I fact im going to use it as my screensaver

  7. O Wauw! I really envied you. Must have been heaven. Stunning pics!

  8. Wednesday 1.30 pm Radio 4.

  9. I’ll be listening,go Gadget go.

  10. Oh, Mrs. Uhdd, my favorite is the middle one. I could write stories . . . better do just that. Back later.

  11. Thanks for the comments, I’ll try one with less sky, spot on Steffie, it was an ‘O Wauw’ sort of morning.
    The last one is my favourite.

  12. Amazing photos! Seeing that scene first thing in the morning must have been breathtaking. I admire them all, but that first one seems to be magical!

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  14. The blue photo is graphic art, I would say. Very nice!

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