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

A Summers Morning


We woke this morning to find the landscape swathed in clouds, loading the grass with a heavyweight dew and reminding me that my boots are no longer watertight.

Wet grass

But the clouds flounced away over the hills leaving a glorious summers day, the start of what looks like being a very warm weekend.  I’m going to go out and enjoy it, I may even take a photo or two.


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.

18 thoughts on “A Summers Morning

  1. Lovely image embraced by words chosen carefully like wildflowers for a bouquet. I’ve spent some time perusing your blog this morning and have enjoyed the journey. I’ll have to come back to visit again.

  2. You’re on the front page!


    Have a good weekend! xx

  3. I declare! You must live in Heaven. Beautiful pictures! They made me fall in love with nature all over again. Farmergal

  4. Whereabouts in England do you live? I used to live in Yorkshire, and your pictures remind me of there. I live in the USA now…but going back to visit in July!

  5. Your words and photographs have captured my senses.
    Thank you!

  6. back at last. my links have all gone. another great set of posts. sorry to miss you all this time.

  7. Looks like the start of a lovely day.

  8. This has to be one of the most beautiful shots of grass I’ve ever seen.

    Really lovely. 🙂

  9. ‘Spring is sprung and the grass is riz’

    Make the most of it – summer starts on 21 June.

    No more morning mists then – the earth will have warmed up enough to put paid to them – guess what, I live on a hillside and just love to look out the window, about a half hour after the sun rises and see the morning mist rise up from the bottom of the valley and then disperse. UK is wonderful.

    We don’t have a climate, we have weather – yippee.

  10. Refreshingly dewy! Lovely ~

    • And it is just as beautiful this morning….. Thank you for your kind words and welcome if you not visited before. Grass, like bluebell woods and buttercup fields I find hard to photograph in a way that does them justice. Mrs K not only do we have weather, we often have four seasons in one day, I wouldn’t wish it any other way.

  11. The spangled grass is so lovely but what have I been obsessing about? Your boots! You see how I am. Congratulations on the front page, and where are the pictures you were running out to take, hmmm?

    • Relax Gerry, it wasn’t the little red wellington boots, it was my rufty tufty walking boots that have given up the fight.
      Picture comming up, like your forget me nots, things take time!

  12. Lovely dew, lovely photo. Thank you.

  13. Such a lovely capture of the morning dew, Uhdd! Well done!

  14. Breathtaking!

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