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

And the Light Shineth in Darkness;


This plaque on the door of Sherford  parish church, Sherford, Devon caught my eye


Maybe they didn’t think electricity was here to stay, or perhaps it was just for reasons of economy.


That they inserted the electric light bulb into the original oil lamps. Or just possibly it might have been, that having lived through what they had lived through, they took nothing for granted, not even light.


* The light shineth in the darkness and the darkness comprehended it not.  John 1:5

How come I can remember that biblical quote from my childhood, but not my seven times table? I certainly know which I practiced more.

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.

3 thoughts on “And the Light Shineth in Darkness;

  1. It’s your eye for such details that makes your posts so interesting. xx

  2. Same here with the 7x table uphill

    Nice picture of the sign. I like signs. Its the style of writing that seals it

  3. loving this post. reminds me of going in bungalows with elder couples where they’d have taken the more modern style of the home and attempted to take it back a few years. great post.

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