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



Just a puff of wind and I’m sure this snoozing duck will fall over

one leg and one eye

The open water around and about was still frozen, so the local ducks were hanging out in a field.

Double duck

Are you a ‘elder duck’ if you have a grey beak? is a yellow beak a sign of youth and virility?  They weren’t too phased by me observations, they just toddled off across the field when they had enough, taking the snoozing duck with them.

sleepy duck and friends

The hills in the distance were still snow covered

Snow and ice 

and as likely as not it was busy up there.

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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.

5 thoughts on “Balance

  1. You – have – green – grass! At least I think that’s what it is. It looks the way I remember grass looking . . .

  2. I love the winding old rock wall fences you have over there. They are so cool. I’m amazed the ducks let you get so close!

  3. Its great the amount of balance birds have. I love to watch them standing on one leg, looking so comfortable. Thats a fine looking group of ducks.

  4. I’m glad you found my blog! And I am wondering why it isn’t linking back. I think it has been working fine on other blogs, but I will have to go check that now……

  5. This landscape in your area is just amazing. With or without snow. Your latest snow photos are so beautiful and artistic.

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