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

Frosted Morning


I chose to walk to work this morning, I had to budget enough time for a few pauses along the way

frosted ivy-2

(you knew I’d take the scenic route)

Frosty Ivy 1-2

Although maybe it was just as well I didn’t drive this way, the lane was a bit icy.

Icy road-2

It was very pleasant, I found some moss that looked like sea anemones 

Frosty moss-2

When I got to work, the first thing I was asked was ‘What on earth have you done to your eye?’ A quick check in the mirror revealed that the cold wind had made my eye water and my mascara had run (if I ever knew how to do elegant, I’ve lost the knack) and I looked like I’d been beaten up, which would explain, the sympathetic sort of smile and nod of acknowledgement I got from the lady I walked past at bus stop. Oh well.

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.

13 thoughts on “Frosted Morning

  1. haha! I LOVE that, something that would happen to me, surely 😉 I love your pictures, as always.

  2. Ah, yes, that pitying look . . . It’s difficult sometimes, being a distractable person who is more interested in plunging through the underbrush after the perfect picture than, well, being tidy. Sometime when I come to England and we meet over a pint at whatever pub might remain I will tell you, most confidentially, about the Great Shiner Episode and the Great Chocolate Nose Episode.

    But the pictures are lovely! Furry frost!

  3. Those superb pictures were well worth having some mascara run ;)) Great landscape shot, the road winding down the hill looks slippery.

  4. Particularly beautiful pictures today, Mrs Uhdd. Very elegant, especially the top one. I’ve just been practising my ballet dvd and that ivy picture is just how I feel right now (although the mascara is probably a bit of a mess, and that’s before I’ve even left the house).

  5. What beautiful images you captured along the way!!! Love the cold frost and the impression it leaves.

  6. I often walk to work, but at the moment I’m walking in the dark, so not much chance to take nice pictures.

    I feel your mascara pain. I once got some odd looks on the way to work, and on arriving a colleague asked why I’d only made up one eye? Oops.

  7. Wonderful details. I always admire the way the background disappears in your close up shots and doesn’t compete, but enhances the main object. I have a link I keep meaning to read to learn how to do this better.

  8. What an amazing view on the 3rd image.

  9. wonderful shots. and i so get the running eye thing…

  10. I wish my commute looked like yours:)

  11. Just how long of a walk is this? And, my goodness….what a beautiful walk it looks like!!! Thanks for sharing these wonderful images that you took along the way.

  12. What a wonderful walk to work….I think I’d walk too!

  13. I love those first 2 pictures of the vegetation with the frost on them. Very pretty. 🙂

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