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

Lacking in Substance


I had a text message from Joe on Monday

‘You didn’t put any meat in my sandwiches’

Poor child, it seems he just had bread and butter for lunch. I thought the packet of chicken had ‘gone a long way’ *sigh*. Mind you it’s not always my fault, the following day both Tom and Joe went to school with out their pack-up leaving it on the work top.

It’s been a beautiful autumnal day.

Golden gate-2

It was tempting to go out the gate for a walk, but I stayed indoors with my paint pots, progress is being made.


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.

15 thoughts on “Lacking in Substance

  1. What a gorgeous, sun-infused photo. You live in a magical place.

  2. yes, i agree with sandra of enso monkey.

    i hope them kids have some substance in their butties tomoz! 🙂

  3. What a gorgeous photo! I’ve grabbed it & am using it as my wallpaper — hope you don’t mind! It’s just too beautiful not to have.

  4. Beautiful light and location. So evocative.

  5. Wait, wait – wasn’t it you who taught me to make chip butties? It was. I went and looked. Let them eat chip butties!

    And the very minute the paint pots are looking the other way, I think you should run out into the day and through that gate. Progress is important, no doubt about it, but that light, that light . . .

    • Gerry, it is chip butties, pasties and pizza that a packed lunch is supposed to be keeping them from!!
      Today it is raining, the golden leaves are flying past the window, horizontally. So much so that paint pots look inviting (well finishing the job looks extremely attractive)

  6. This is a wonderful capture of light and mood of autumn 🙂

  7. Wow! That’s a gorgeous capture of an autumn day. Enchanting. 🙂

  8. I love the lighting effect — the golden glow and how the light plays on the gate. Yep. Into the wallpaper program it goes.

  9. great pic

  10. It must be wonderful to have a photo capture such a special moment….my photos are so often disappointing.

  11. Such beautiful autumn light down the lane.

  12. Great Picture

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