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

Ethereal, Ephemeral


Rope floating 1

Ethereal, ephemeral, a bit abstract and faintly disturbing, a length of rope, floating, caught in suspension, between the depths of the water* and the reflection of the clouds; ethereal and ephemeral are two words I easily confuse, but it doesn’t matter here, either will do.

The hut on the golf course on the other hand leans towards the ethereal, the rising sun catching a side window makes it appear to have a warm welcoming glow from within, but there is no one home, the place is deserted, just a table three chairs and three bowls of steaming porridge .

golf hut

* stood on a wobbly floating pontoon, with several hundred pounds of camera gear in my bag, whilst taking this shot, I reflected on fact, that if I returned home wet and dripping, it would be my life that was ephemeral.


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.

4 thoughts on “Ethereal, Ephemeral

  1. Precarious picture taking, with great results! Chuckled about the three bears’ cottage 🙂

  2. That picture of the rope is really sinister. It could also be titled ‘Between the devil and the deep blue sea’ – death by drowning or hanging? I don’t think I’ll put it on my desktop.

  3. Good photos and I really enjoyed reading, and listening to, the story! xx

  4. The picture with the rope are so calming to look at.

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