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

White Mist


We’ve spent the day shrouded in mist or under snow showers, I nearly didn’t take the camera out with me, but I changed my mind, I’m glad I did it was quite a funky light.

Z, man in the mist

The robin came too


the grass went up hill, the wall went down hill

Uphill grass, downhill wall

You know there will be trouble ahead, when the sheep get out; trying to see three white sheep in the road in thick mist is a bit like trying to see a black cat in a coal cellar

the three muses

They are quite sweet really,unless they are eating the garden or pulling the walls down.

We have a nasty outbreak of abandoned caravans in the area, they are a blot on the landscape, I rather hope this one jumps before it is pushed.

Blot on the landscape

More barbed wire detritus

Y, Melt down

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.

9 thoughts on “White Mist

  1. So many very good pictures! The sheeps are looking SO funny 🙂

  2. Yes ive seen these strange caravans before.
    Those sheep look in good condition like show sheep. Someone will be missing them for sure

  3. Really wonderful images, Uhdd. I especially like the grass, well the sheep, of course, and the last one of the water drops on the caught hair on the barbed wire. Really great capture.

  4. I like that first image because it is moody and open to endless speculation . . . and because it is awfully difficult to take a decent photo under those conditions and you did way better than decent.

    Seems odd to me that people would abandon perfectly good caravans. Here I think they’d be more inclined to haul them out into the woods and set them up as hunting and fishing cabins. Amazing how wealthy we must be to throw away so much.

  5. People really do expend an enormous amount of effort to dump stuff. We went orienteering last night and there sitting in the woods, glinting with frost in the moonlight with its pipes curled round it like a cat’s tail, was a washing machine. I should have taken a photo…

  6. Wonderful photo story of your outing, and great words to go with it. I love the sheep, I have such a soft spot for them! It is too bad people dump stuff like that, too bad someone doesnt want to go salvage a caravan like that to fix it up…. just the green part of me saying that. Re-use and what not.

  7. Those guys are great. They look much more intelligent than most other sheep I’ve seen.

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