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

Chasing Butterflies


Spud chasing a butterfly-2

Chasing butterflies is hot work today, it has been exceptionally warm: even before 8am

Hot dog-2

By 11am the temperature was 25c. Keeping hydrated seems to have been the issue of the day, Tom is away on his ‘Duke of Edinburgh’ camp and Mr Uhdd has been to the Lake District, to compete in the ‘Old County Tops’ fell race,  the old counties being, Westmoorland, Cumberland and Lancashire, the tops being the summits of Helvellyn, Scarfellpike and The Old Man of Coniston; 11,000 ft of climb and a distance of some 36m. I can tell you that despite drinking somewhere in the region of 8-9 litres of water he only had one pee! (is that too much information? Sorry)


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 “Chasing Butterflies

  1. I was thinking of him in that heat. It was like racing in an oven at the intercounties fell race today. Glad i only had 9miles and not 37miles to do. 26degrees at letty farm near llanghyfanal in wales. For those reading the blog the old counties tops is one of the hardest fell races in the country. Well done mr uhdd

  2. And if anyone can sleep in this heat good luck

  3. Just walking there was quite enough challenge for me. I’m with Spud. Chase a few butterflies out in the back forty and then sit on the porch to rehydrate with a nice cool drink.

  4. Much as I admire all that chasing and running I’m happy to sit, or rather lawn lounge, and watch the butterflies fluttering around! xx

  5. The man is clearly a glutton for punishment!

    Had Spud ever caught anything? I’m trying to picture his reaction if he actually got a mouthful of butterfly. Our cat has a tendency to catch spiders, flies, etc, and eat them with a gleam of satisfaction in her little green eyes. While all around her making barfing noises.

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