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

My Beautiful Bog

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Bogs, much maligned but rather beautiful in the right light

Bog 1

This is what we are looking at

Bog 3

When the wind changed direction the water took on the patina of beaten metal, all rather sparkly and pretty. I like sparkly things.

Bog 2

I was a little wary of where I put my feet (I’d visions of being lost with out trace only to reappear like the ‘The Lindow Man’ in 2000 years time.) I felt a little guilty when I realised how beautiful a bog can be, in my many years as a florist, we used bag after bag of sphagnum moss, (no doubt ripped from locations like this) to make the bases for funeral tributes, before foam bases were widely  used, (I’m not sure which is the least environmentally damaging, plastic or moss,  I suspect neither is good; it’s probably best to ‘go’ with a bunch of seasonal flowers, tied with jute string)

Bog 4

It is obviously a complex, delicate place and a lot prettier than the name suggests 

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.

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