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

Time Keeping


British Summer Time is here. The clocks have gone forward, although goodness knows what time it is, I’ve lost track of which bit of technology in our house can reset the time all on their own and which have or haven’t been reset.  But it makes no odds what we chose to do with our time machines, nature will do her own thing: last night it snowed, big sloppy flakes, this morning the weather is stunning, crystal clear bright sunshine and not a breath of wind. BST

I’m going outside, it’s too nice to stay indoors, the chores can wait for an hour or two, I’m not clock watching today.



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.

6 thoughts on “Time Keeping

  1. Those are very nice photos – the snow dusted daffodils in particular is stunning! We had some very heavy showers yesterday and at one point, it hailed but we didn’t get snow.

    We have bright sunshine here today too and it’s a glorious day. I’ve been busy keeping our birdtable filled with raisins for the blackbirds. I have a pair nesting at the bottom of the garden and they have been devouring the raisins as quickly as I put them out.

  2. Ah, wondrous daffodils. I can almost smell them.

    “British Summer Time” is a more honest name than “Daylight Savings Time.” I’ve always thought it perfectly idiotic that people believe they gain an hour of daylight by setting the clocks forward. But then I am a well-known curmudgeon.

    We have had little tiny flakes, but many of them, and they continue to fall as I write. Six wet, heavy inches so far at my house, with no end in sight. It will all turn to slop later in the week, and we’ll be back in Mud Season. Grouse, grouse.

    I’m going to go look at your daffs some more to cheer myself up.

  3. The daffodils look lovely with the snow on them. We had a hard frost but no snow here and it’s been a beautiful day if a touch chilly.

  4. Snowcapped daffodils and a sunlit little golden bird ~ a combination that shows the transition of the seasons quite beautifully 🙂

  5. I think it so funny that we as a species is so stuck on the concept of time. I really don’t know if nature has any concept of it. Just the passing of energy. We can try to keep ourselves tied up with it, changing our clocks too and fro. But nature follows the sun and moon.

    What a lovely little bird, gracing the tree like a little decoration.

  6. Love the snow encrusted daffodils – very pretty and a cute little bird, captured in perfect light.

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