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

The forecast


Is for continuing cold temperatures (-7.1C last night) and more snow.

Snow wall 4-2

Mr Redcar is still marooned here, but he is managing to pass the time.

Snow wall 3-2

The snow on the walls may look like melted marshmallow, but it is as hard and glazed and a frozen prawn.

Snow wall 1-2

Today’s reopening of offices has set my inbox pinging like a shop till at the January sales; there is much work to be done in the next week or so, but I’ll fire out a few photos by way of a distraction from the ‘real world’ of work.

Snow wall 5-2


Snow hills 1-2


Snow hills 2-2


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.

16 thoughts on “The forecast

  1. beautiful series, we have -10.6C right now and it has been like that the whole day. I love this winter after several years of rainy dark weather during the winter.

  2. It looks really pretty 🙂

  3. These are all wonderful, but I REALLY like the last one. Ah well. Off to work, then.

  4. Yeah minus 7 this morning at 5am, arrrrgh back to work.

    Thats Suvvvern ( as Tom would say ) Derbyshire talk for. Its cold.

    • Why did you put it up your duck then LBR? Surely you knew it would be frozen at that temperature 🙂

    • OK, now, I read my RSS comments feed backwards and I am still rolling around on the floor laughing and the Cowboy and Miss Sadie are completely mystified, not to mention worried about whether everything might at some point be frozan up ma spaniel or ma terrier, but I – I have learned a treasured new expression, and will no doubt have many opportunities to use it during the coming FOUR MONTHS OF WINTER WE HAVE YET TO GET THROUGH AROUND HERE which would be the Norven part of Michigan where it’s also cold.

      • LOL, you must think us Brits very soft, ( a bit Washington DC?) it seems so long ago that winters were like this, or maybe that is me being selective in my childhood memories!
        ‘Ma duck’ as an informal greeting has very clear geographical boundary to its usage, it’s rarely heard north of Buxton for some reason.
        I’m very envious of your large orange snow snow truck

    • I have thought many foolish things in my time, but Britain, land of drystone walls and fellrunners “soft”? Nope. And not at all Washington D.C. Well, except for the elegantly tailored spies of course, the place is littered with them. I digress. I believe I’ll go bake cookies for the drivers of the big orange trucks.

  5. Absolutely gorgeous pictures; the shapes in the first one are fantastic!

  6. An added dimension to your beautiful drystone walls! It looks to me like slathered on and hardened Royal Icing, so pristine and still, and with your views, just amazing. I think when nature serves up such a dish, all work should be called off so one can just marvel in it ~ followed by a cup of hot cocoa and a crackling fire! Wonderful photos!

  7. The snow on the stone wall and on the rocks is quite beautiful, unlike my feelings towards my urban snow.

  8. Its what I love about the UK. Other countries have climates, we have weather – with all its fascination.

  9. I love that first shot.

    It’s so picturesque in these parts right now that my camera is getting worn out.

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