Uphilldowndale

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

The Back End of February

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Before I share a stroll around Weymouth harbour, I have to show you today, here in Derbyshire.

I for one won’t be sad to see the back end of February, nor will the chickens

Back end of February 3-2

The foul weather  (foul/fowl, gedit?) has gone on and on,  today we’ve had rain sleet and snow.

Back end of February 4-2

We are all ready to shake off the shortest month.

Back end of February 2-2

For the last few days a small flock of long-tailed tits have been feeding on the fat ball hung in the garden, it has been so gloomy that there hasn’t really been the light to capture them on camera. But these photos

Back end of February-2

might give some sort of jizz, of one of my favourite garden birds.

Back end of February 1-2

The white blob, to the right is the gate post.

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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 Back End of February

  1. hiya mrs uhdd – arh that poor ikle brown chicken – she/he looks very fed up 😦 xxx

  2. Same weather here. It’s so boring 🙂

  3. Well, all I can say from sunny Weymouth is that it would be nice to have at least some snow at some point before the winter is out. Please!
    BiL

  4. It’s been a dreadful month and a long winter! Long-tailed tits are the most delightful little fluffballs, which sadly I rarely see. xx

  5. I won’t even show you today in Michigan. It’s pretty much the same, with the disadvantage that Miss Sadie and the Cowboy lack bright red combs to relieve the gloom. We are all in a perfectly FOWL mood.

  6. Maybe gloomy..but you got some great images here!!!

  7. Isn’t this how February should be? It has been years since we’ve enjoyed a proper winter, and it will probably be years until we see another one this white, I for one have found it a welcome change and for the first time in 4 or 5 years I haven’t experienced any February blues.

  8. Even though Winter was long and cold and often grey, your pictures show a lovely February mood. Nice moments you captured !

  9. Wet chickens always look so pitiful! I can’t wait for the weather to warm up (assuming it ever does!).

  10. The chickens need a hair dryer

  11. Oh the poor chickens! Do they still lay eggs in this weather?

  12. We’re only 10 miles down the road from you and it’s just grey here. Not too cold either. Neverthekess, I’m ready for spring now. Green things are starting to push their way through the ground. Only just, but it gives hope.

  13. Good to see some shots of the chickens. Miserable as they look. Even down south in softy Surrey we are looking forward to March & perhaps the end of a quite miserable winter.

    Regards
    Warwick

  14. March comes in less than four hours! Are you counting down? 🙂

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