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

Sinews of Steel, Secrets of Gold


I’ve not had a lot of time getting out and about with the camera over the last couple of weeks, today was a window of opportunity, but it’s raining.

But here are a couple of news items that have rather captured my imagination,

The Royal National Lifeboat Institute memorial sculpture, 

By Sam Holland



Here is how it was made, but sadly without a full frame shot of the finished design.

(I do think Joe and I could have a lot of fun with some welding equipment)

Then there was the gold, not any old gold, but very old gold, and lots of it.  The Staffordshire Hoard, over 15000 pieces of Anglo Saxon gold, jewels and precious metals, found in a field in Staffordshire in July


You can see them all on Flickr, and The Staffordshire Hoard web site

This is my favourite piece


The inscription reads, something like

"Rise up O Lord, and may thy enemies be dispersed and those who hate the be driven from thy face."


Two very different worlds.

(Aye-up, the sun has just come out, I’m off.)


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.

2 thoughts on “Sinews of Steel, Secrets of Gold

  1. yes its raining here too, us poor english. lol. very interesting post

  2. always a good visit here! always learn summut too…

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