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

Fly Like a Bird


Flying 3-2

Men and their flying machines, at the top of a hill.

Flying 2-2


Flying 4-2

Of course what goes up must come down,

Flying 6-2

Some landings are softer than others.

Whilst we were out and about we also watched three buzzards circling, their flying skills are far better than my skills at manual focusing the camera. So take my word for it, the black dot in the sky is a buzzard.

Flying 5-2

The red hued tree, a hawthorne



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.

7 thoughts on “Fly Like a Bird

  1. Nice berries!

    ….and Buzzard….I was watching them in France last week too but sadly hadn’t carried a long lens up the particular Alp we were scaling that day (one day!). Wonderful birds.

  2. The pictures of the glider have cheered me up
    nice one uphill

  3. Goodness that brilliant hawthorne drew me into the landscape. The bridge, the meandering line of trees, the dots that must be sheep, the meadows climbing up and up over the distant hills. It reminds me of a wonderfully detailed illustration in a children’s book, where a reader can get lost in a story. Nice work.

  4. It has been said many times, and now once again; What a fantastic landscape, and wonderful photos you have created of it. You should sell them as posters, “4-2” is realy nice, one gets in a good humor when looking at it.

  5. The flying looked fun, but the red hue of the hawthorne berries looked stunning. I photographed hawthorne recently but the color looked washed-out compared to your brillliant hues. Must have been the sun. You must be having sunshine over there!

  6. The red of the hawthorne is amazing. Beautiful shots.

  7. That takes me back as I spent much of youth building and flying all kinds of model aeroplanes! Always lots of fun, except when one particular pride and joy crashed on it’s maiden flight and had to be rebuilt! xx

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