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

Home Sweet Home


Well, I think I have squeezed all the juice I can out of the photos of our Devon holiday, till next year.

Back home summer has moved on, grass has gone to seed and late summer flowers bloom


the last few days have had that hint of autumn melancholy about them. Today’s  light has been vivid, it was viewing the world through a polarising filter.

The heather is at it’s best

Heather 1

Giving the moors a purple hue

Heather rowan

Much as I enjoyed Devon I did miss the hills

Heather moor 1 

and the drystone walls.

Heather wall


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.

10 thoughts on “Home Sweet Home

  1. Those walls are fantastic – oh to wander through your countryside. The heather is gorgeous – what a pretty color.

  2. Beautiful photos, it’s so great to love where you live so much and it shows in your photography.

  3. the heathered hills are breathtaking. what is the delicate little bell shaped flower in the first photograph?

  4. There’s a place along the road I come to when I’ve been away–a place that always makes me think Hoooooome! I’ll bet that place for you is where a drystone wall meanders down a hill and through the heather. Home.

  5. I really like the next couple of months when everything starts to mellow and slowdown after the heat and rush of summer! xx

  6. I ran around the northern edges of kinder last week and the Heather is indeed amazing but oh I forgot my camera.
    Hey ho
    Anyway your pictures reminded me


  7. What a lovely land. That purple cast of heather is so easy on the eyes.

  8. Lovely dry stone walls and lovely heather. Reminds me that when I was a child this was what my holiday photos were of, coming from down south, where there was no proper countryside. 😉 How wonderful that this is where you actually come home to. And me as well, now that I live up north.

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