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

Bonus Shots


I got home this afternoon about three hours earlier than expected, a bit of a bonus seeing as it was such a gorgeous afternoon.

I spent some time by the pond, where the iris leaves are starting to melt back into the depths; from whence they came

Iris leaf-2

And we took Spud for his first walk around the field; he seemed to enjoy himself.

Spud first walk-2


Spud with stick-2

We all did, although there were moments when Spud took a little coaxing.

Joe and Ben-2


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.

11 thoughts on “Bonus Shots

  1. Beautiful reflected iris stem and the cutest puppy ever.

  2. D’you suppose Spud knows he’s a lucky pup, or does he just take it for granted that the world is a wonderful place?

  3. The one of Spud with a stick is just great, and that last one is in need of a funny caption! xx

  4. What a relief to hear news of some happy event. On my site, I wonder if things have become so bad that people can taste how tense and uneasy I am these days.

    I guess it may have become much easier to recognise the symptoms of yet another police blog spiralling into terminal wimper.

    • I didn’t need to even look at the ISP number or the email address to recognise that the comment above wasn’t posted by ‘Inspector Gadget.’ It’s just not his voice, written or spoken.
      But I’m sure Gadget readers will recognise the signs and symptoms of trolling Dr Melvin T Gray whichever site he pops up on..

  5. I want a spud! He’s fab.

  6. That lovely brown springer face with a stick in its mouth … takes me back to happy times with my own springer. Only, big difference, look at those perfect white little teeth! Don’t let them be ruined by picking up stones from riverbeds. And you might consider brushing them sometimes. A fresh start with a new dog – wouldn’t we all like a fresh start with a new body of our own! We’d look after it so much better second time around.

  7. He looks absolutely great; we are so jealous here in Ruralshire!

  8. Looks like a magical afternoon for all. Spud is quite cute, and looks like he is settling in great.

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