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

Winter Wonderland.


Ok, so it may be pretty; but I know, I know, if you are trying to do a job of work, or get about on your daily business it is all more than a bit tedious.

On Thursday morning we had the most spectacular of hoar frosts that formed down in the valley and lingered all day. I’ve never seen one like it before and  maybe I never will again or maybe it will be the same tomorrow; who knows.

I’ll drip feed photos through the day. First up a couple of images of cow parsley

Frosty 3-2


Cow parsley frosty-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.

7 thoughts on “Winter Wonderland.

  1. It’s very delicate. And I don’t always like the snow when it’s here but I miss it when it’s gone!

  2. Beautiful photos, but we have had over 2′ of snow in the last two weeks and it makes life very difficult.

  3. Oh! Past pretty, Mrs. Uhdd. What comes after spectacularly beautiful?

    From the perspective of one who must deal with snow and ice in all their forms throughout our 17-month winters (OK, that’s a bit of an exaggeration) I say that a sunny day with visions like this is what gets me through. Well, that and a sufficient supply of wool socks and furry dogs. Also quantities of comfort food. I digress.

    • ‘What comes after spectacularly beautiful?’
      I’d settle for a gentle thaw! Here in the UK we’ve not developed the right mindset Gerry, for 17 day winters let alone 17 months, have you written the handbook?
      I can make a start on the comfort food in the shape of leek and potato soup and ginger cake. Furry dog yes. Woolly socks… I’ve those, but they are wet, not the fault of the short wellington red boots this time, but my oh so comfortable walking boots have sprung a leak.

  4. Beautiful contrasting colors and really nice pictures.

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