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

From the East


Sunday February 1st 2009

Dramatic light this afternoon, not for very long though

Field barn

Indigo sky’s to the east,

way to go

lit by a low sun to the west

Winter tree

Sheep and sky 

Two fields later it was all over, snow flurries bowled up the valley, tuning all to white blobs.

White blobs

You might remember the ‘three muses’, the maverick sheep,

in this post I think one of them has been poleaxed, poor lamb.



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.

4 thoughts on “From the East

  1. Oh, now that’s the kind of light — and sky — that would send a body scurrying home, isn’t it. I saw that combination of westering sun and ominous bruised clouds often when I lived in Northern Germany, by the sea. Now I’m back in California, I see it only very rarely, but the sight instantly flashes “storm sky” through my mind, along with thoughts of warmth and shelter. Here’s hoping all goes well with you and yours during the snowstorm, and that you’ll catch some beautiful photos afterwards.

  2. That first sheep looks like quite a character, posing for the camera like that!

  3. Great pictures! Makes me miss living in England (even if it was wigan) We could always drive to the lake or peak district when we wanted superb scenery.

  4. These pictures, I absolutely LOVE! So simple and uncluttered. And such beautiful colours. I often consider seeing your pictures more often if I had one of them as a desktop. But, what am I thinking?!!! All covered in icons! Sacrilege. These pictures belong on the cover of a meditation CD.

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