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



We wanted snow (well the boys were very keen) but what we got was sleet and slush, at first light the house was plastered with mushy snow and  sleet was  bowling across the fields, not nice to venture out in, but  no justifiable reason not too turn out for work and school.* Joe was gutted he’d psyched himself up to a school free day and a bit of sledging. I’ve deadline to meet, so I’ll just re-post one of my favourite chicken snaps, from earlier this year, one of the white leghorns, who is not as white as she likes to think she is.

white chicken in snow

*sorry, I’m not going out to take any photos, you’ll just have to take my word for it, it’s unpleasant.

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.

8 thoughts on “Sleet

  1. Damm it never snows properly nowadays does it.
    I like the chicken footprints

  2. Unfortunately I can just step out my front door and – after picking myself up at the bottom of the stairs – know EXACTLY what it’s like there. Whatever happened to nice fluffy snow??? (I like the chicken prints, too.)

  3. I like the fell shoe footprints too – the waffle pattern. I wonder who was wearing those…. and I wonder which cat made the other prints.

  4. Just found you via Musings from a Muddy Island – lovely photos. I will be adding your blog to my favourites. In the meantime I am still trying to work out which bit of northern England you are in!

  5. It has snowed properly. I skied out of my front door the other weekend and over the road and round the moss.
    Now, though, it’s raining.

  6. Snow here in London soon turns to a grey slush, or icy, so I’d rather not have any at all! xx

  7. Here in the Netherlands it is just as awful. So I ‘shoot’ my birds from behind the window. Warm and cozy. Love your leghorn. Judging from the footprints you two have been taking a walk together.

  8. I love this photo 🙂

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