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

Saturday December 19th


Very cold last night, about –5c; snow forecast for this evening.

Steep hill, Narrow lane-2

(the steep narrow lane is sunken, to the right of shot)


Black crow Balck bales-2

Lots of birds out and about scratching around for food, including  filigree  flocks of redwings, flutteringly beautiful, but unwilling to pose for photographs.


Road to Sparrow Pitt-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.

5 thoughts on “Saturday December 19th

  1. Ah, your land is beautiful. Traced by human ways so old that they, too, are beautiful.

    And of all the ways you’ve showed is the Treacherous Lane, that first photo may explain it best!

  2. Ha, we have more snow in Lincolnshire…Of course if you want it, you can come and get it! 😀

  3. Lovely pictures…I especially like the way they are enhanced by the snow effect.

  4. Lovely, lovely place, but I’m curious what are the birds sitting on in the second photo? I enjoyed driving on those lanes so much.

  5. Lynn, it’s a crow I think, but it could be a rook… I get them mixed up!

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