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

In the shelter of the trees


You couldn’t call it a wood, just a small plantation really. I took these images back on the 3rd of Jan, the sun was shining then, it isn’t now.

Woodland 4-2

Animals take shelter here, Spud the dog loves the place, so many tracks

Woodland 3-2

and scents to follow

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Where the wind had forced its way through, the trees were shot blast with snow

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unusually, we’d had such snow from the east and the west,

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Giving the trees a snowy silhouette,

Woodland 5-2

if viewed from north or south

Woodland -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.

6 thoughts on “In the shelter of the trees

  1. What a fine spot to chase rabbits! Or, of course, take photographs of snow-blasted trees if you’re more inclined to do that. These are a nice study in the play of light and shadow.

    It crosses my mind that the great open spaces near you look quite wild, while the woods seem tamer–exactly the opposite of how it feels to me here. I do enjoy visiting!

  2. Aaah … what a cracking post! One of your very best. I’ve never seen trees looking like that, with snow up them. Beautiful.

  3. Such beautiful photographs as always, hope you’re keeping warm in the big freeze!

  4. The trees with one snow side look magical.

  5. I looked at tree trunk photos(four and seven) and then a tune popped into my head.

    Teedy Bear’s Picnic. Great photos.

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