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

January Colour



There’s not a lot of it about, the setting sun gave a blast to a patch of burr’s but it lasted just a few minutes


This scrubby piece of land that’s home to the burrs has turned out to be a little haven; it’s where I found the seed pods and lots of birds, like this goldfinch, who was munching away at the seeds

Bird in bush 2

I’ve already made several return visits  to the spot in different conditions, which is a bit of a breeze really,  because it’s just across the lane. Snow burrs

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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.

7 thoughts on “January Colour

  1. Love the the lighting on that first image. Cool pictures of the bird and the snow, too. Well done!

  2. The lighting is really good on the burr picture. Moppet, my little shih tzu, does not like burrs at all.

  3. Terrific photos! I was pleased to see a goldfinch last week as I don’t often see them. xx

  4. A splash of winter sunlight is a glory, and I’m glad you captured some in that patch of burrs. Here it’s all brrrrrrs.

  5. The light is wonderful in the first photo. It’s nice to see bits of color during the winter months. 🙂

  6. Loved the burr photos – they look so much nicer than when I’m picking them out of my border collie’s tail!

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