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

Winter Wonderland IV


Frosty 1-2

It was magical down in that field, quite magical.

Cow parsley, railway-2

We’d made the effort to go down there because whilst out running, Mr Uhdd had found some icicles he wanted to show me, I wasn’t all together happy with my efforts of photographing them; so I returned the next day. But the magic of the hoar frost had gone.

Cow parsley, railway, next day-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.

9 thoughts on “Winter Wonderland IV

  1. Your frost photos are so beautiful and so delicate!

  2. Crystal perfect! You have an eye for appreciating nature’s beauty.

  3. Magical describes it well. 🙂

  4. I think I like the first Winter Wonderland pictures the best, with the amazing cow parsley photos. I’ve never seen hoar frost quite like it either. Wow! Also I like the gate post very much, bent over by its load of heavy snow. Oh, and the holly sapling. I don’t like to think of all its many winters to come, but if it copes with them all as well as it is doing here we need not worry. That is how I look at things for my puppy. If she can manage all this then she can do anything. And she certainly is managing great. Nothing worries her, not neck-high snow, nor even bigger dogs, nor a trip to hospital. Wonderdog!

  5. A case of having to strike while the iron was very, very cold, eh? But you did, you did! You gathered in bouquets of magic all over the valley. Armloads of ’em.

  6. Oh yes Frost can be a wonderful thing. Nice captures.

  7. I’m told there was a lovely, shiny, cobweb, all frosted over in our garden one morning last week. By the time I got out there with the camera, having gone to work while it’s still dark, it was long gone. I did get some lovely shots of my little cat high-stepping through the snow, before she decided that inside was better, and nearly killed me trying to get up the front steps ahead of me.

  8. Lovely photographs, Mrs. Uhdd. And it looks like you have the magic of sunshine there, as well. Delicate and beautiful plants.

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