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

And it Snowed Some More


More snow today, the boys wanted me to photograph their ‘snofa’, as the name might suggest a sofa like construction made of snow; as it was snowing horizontally at the time I declined to get the camera out. Spud thought it a wonderful thing, he leapt all over it and then had a pee on it,  so don’t sit on the yellow snow. Tom, Joe and Tom’s friend were  still down the field well after dark, continuing their constructions; I’ve not seen what exactly they’ve made, but when a snow laden Joe appeared in the kitchen he asked, ‘Do you mind that it’s got a tunnel?’ and  ‘It’s OK, we’ve added an air vent’ he added as an afterthought. I think a bit of an inspection might be in order in the morning as  I’ve seen the size of the snowballs they were rolling earlier in the afternoon, they must weigh nearly as much as a silage bale. One got up such a turn of speed, I feared it was going to take out the drystone wall at the bottom of the field.

Some photos from last Saturday, when we had  just a dusting of snow



Sat 19th-2

The smoke in the image below, is from  the processing plant at one of the limestone quarries, Tunstead quarry I think.

Sat 19th 1-2


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.

4 thoughts on “And it Snowed Some More

  1. What camera (s) do you use? You no doubt have commented on it before, but I don’t know where to find that info! Thanks.

  2. I love just looking about at the view from Uphilldowndale.

    I wonder what the boys have managed to build . . . can hardly wait to see the pictures.

  3. Terrific photos! I have to smile at the antics of the boys, in fact I’m a bit envious, and Spud.
    I suppose that you’d normally find a ‘snofa’ in an ice hotel! xx

  4. Fantastic view. I am terribly envious of the Snofa: with or without air vent.
    Have a very lovely Christmas

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