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

Late Summer


Last night we had a top of the range sunset, I didn’t even try to photograph it; it was just too spectacular and too big, not to have been downgraded by pixilation; not only that it was just very pleasant being outside of an evening, with good company and a glass of wine, goodness knows there have been few evenings this year where the weather has been fit to do this, the camera stayed in its bag. The sky was raspberry red, shot with cyclamen pink and cyan blue, drop dead gorgeous, you’ll just have to take my word for it.

And today has dawned a beautiful day, I’m still hanging on to it being summer although down by the canal on Friday morning all the hints of autumn were there.

narrow boat-2

However some of the features of late summer still remain (I tucked my trousers in this time!)


I’ve places to go and things that must be done this weekend, although I have a hankering for sitting outside a pub with a beer (a pint of Timothy Taylors would be nice.) But with a fair wind and a bit of luck, tomorrow, I’ll mange a post about going down the pub with  fellow blogger, Police Inspector Gadget.


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.

9 thoughts on “Late Summer

  1. The last two nights we’ve had great sunsets in West Wales, normally I would have reached for my camera but just like you I stood and admired the view.

    Great capture of the wasps.

  2. Strangely the top of the two photos scares me most………the worst holiday I ever had was on a narrow-boat and wasps only sting!

  3. Cannot wait to see post tomorrow 😉

    Better check Spud does not try to play with those wasps.

    I see we all need to vote again for you – presumably because it is a month on?

  4. Your desciption reminds me of one or two such stunning sunsets I’ve seen in Cornwall at this time of year.
    Enjoy tomorrow, especially that pint! xx

  5. I was on the River Wey & Godalming Navigations when the spectacular sunset occurred. I did photograph it. If anyone is interested the pictures are here:

  6. You and I.G., eh? Well, that’ll start the tongues a’waggin’! lol.

  7. I can hardly wait to read both post-pint posts. I find it’s very nice meeting other bloggers in the real world.

  8. I love the narrowboat picture.

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