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



Spud, having his early morning dig down on the beach.


Spud was a little bemused by a passing swimmer, it seeemed he was not sure whether to bark at him (barking is something Spud rarely does) retrieve him (thinking he was a large stick, an easy mistake to make)

Spud, bemused-2

or join the guy for a swim.


The light was rather lovely, the mown fields above the harbour, lay in  candlewick folds

candlewick folds-2

Boats bobbed and the water sparkled.

bobbing boats-2 

Spud didn’t disgrace himself  on this morning (it was a close call, the day before though, when fortunately it was me who clocked to two young lads walking down the beach carrying bowls of cereal and milk and not Spud. I was able to get him back on the lead before we had tears over spilt milk. 


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 “Digger

  1. You committed poetry! “Candlewick” is exactly right and I mean to steal it as soon as an opportunity presents itself.

    I believe Spud and the Cowboy may intend to construct a tunnel between Derbyshire and the Township. Now there’s the beginning of a kids’ book . . .

  2. These pics make me and Mrs Gadget very jealous! We must visit this place. Spud wonderful as usual!

  3. Spud appears to be an ambitious digger. Good for him. Probably not always so good for you. But at least the beach is a good place for it. 🙂

  4. Such a beautiful harbor. Beautiful scenery..and it looks like Spuds is having fun!!!

  5. I absolutely love the word candlewick. What a beautiful description of something rather commonplace.
    It looks as though Spud could find himself in a hole he’d have trouble getting out of if he keeps digging like that. Was he going after something, or just the pleasure of a dig?

  6. Terrific photos! It’s a real ‘wish I was there’ post! xx

  7. I bet somebody has sandy ears.

  8. spud looks like he wants to join that swimmer, great picture of your lovely dog

  9. I’m taken by the fields in the last two photos, so different and so beautiful.

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