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

Frosty Morning on the Leeds-Liverpool Canal


Gone fishing-1

It strikes me you have to be especially keen and committed to want to fish on a canal, but each to their own.

The hills are above the town of Skipton

fog frost and hills-1

There’ll  be a few root vegetables in these allotments that will have benefited from a sharp frost.

Frosted root veg-1


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.

8 thoughts on “Frosty Morning on the Leeds-Liverpool Canal

  1. Gaaahh! Sharp frost! Don’t like the sound of that. Makes for dreamy images, though. I’m going to rummage around for more blankets. Frost!

  2. Very atmospheric photos as was your bonus one yesterday. It feels like I`m gliding silently through the mist …

  3. Can’t believe it — I visited Skipton briefly on my one and only trip to the UK entirely too long ago (the fact that my pictures were slides might give you a clue as to how long ago!) Important difference between “fishing” and “catching fish.” Perhaps your fishermen were more in a meditative than predatory frame of mind.

  4. Sorry I’ve fallen behind with your blogposts. I’m really busy these days, and somehow reading the blogs keeps getting elbowed out. I’m doing so now because it’s pouring with rain and the dog walk has been postponed. Any way, I’m up-to-date with you now. Although I’m not sure how long I’ll continue to be so with Bloglines going out of business. Can you recommend another RSS feed I could use?

    I love all the pictures, especially the Saturday night scene where everything looked a bit squiffy. And the canalside shot. I saw a lovely photo opportunity beside my own canal here yesterday. Alas I have no camera to snap the shot, and no blog to post it on.

    I hope the decorating will be a thing of the past soon.

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  6. Terrific photos, but I’m sure that the allotmenteers don’t appreciate a frost yet even if it does make parsnips taste better! xx

  7. Wonderful photos. I like the misty look.

  8. Brrrrrrr – we had our first night with frost the other day. I like these pictures – but not the temperature!

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