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

A Thing of Beauty


September sunrise-2

A  transient September sunrise,  it’s titanium patina lasting  just about long as it took to get the camera out of the bag.

Another thing of beauty, is the new plaster on our walls (I’m sure it will be longer lasting. Oh what a joy, smooth as silk and whilst not as strong as titanium in comparison to what it replaces, it is golden. Joe’s bedroom walls now cry out to be painted rather than me shedding tears of frustration as I spend days to get anything to look half decent and failing.

Here we are playing a game a kin to those tile games you used to have as kids as we try and get the house back in decorative order after the roof was replaced in the summer; some of the work is as a direct result of the roof works, (i.e the 2 holes in our bedroom ceiling!) whilst a lot  of it is decorating jobs that have been put off for a long while we muttered the mantra ‘no point doing that till the roof’ has been done.’  So we are moving furniture and chattels from room to room with a wash of emulsion paint following in it’s wake. Meanwhile my blog remains unkempt, comments un-responded too and the camera rarely out of the bag. Sorry.

I’ll try and rustle up a chicken tale, in between  coats of paint, or maybe some shots of the roof, I can do that from stock…


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 “A Thing of Beauty

  1. This photo makes up for any you have not been able to post due to your busy-ness. What a spectacular sky! Thank you for sharing it. I’ve never seen another like it.

  2. OK, so I went and played the tile game for awhile and got just as frustrated as I always did as a kid. I look forward to the chickens. And I would like to see that roof, indeed I would.

  3. What an unusual and beautiful cloud formation. We’ll let you off the hook this time, but will be expecting a complete photo documentation of the redecorating. And yes let’s see the new roof.

  4. How beautiful! I don’t think I’ve ever seen a cloud formation like that.

  5. Wow, I thought I’d see every cloud formation from our view, but nothing like these flat, almost 2-dimensional layerings. Beautiful!

  6. Lovely sunrise. I don’t get to enjoy them (being stuck in the office before the sun gets above the horizon) so, thanks!

    I’ll add a request to see the new roof – mine was very worthwhile doing, if a bit of a nightmare at times.

  7. What a fabulous photograph! You did well to capture such a fleeting moment, the sky changes so quickly at sunrise and sunset.

  8. The offer of some roof shots is intriguing . . .

  9. What a beautiful sunrise!

    I know how you feel about moving furnitures around, trying to keep a certain level of order…can be quite exhausting after a while. Hopefully you can see an end of it before too long.

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