Uphilldowndale

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

A Taste of Things to Come

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I interrupt this broadcast of photos of our holiday on the Leeds-Liverpool Canal to bring you a glimpse of the future.

Err, well; what I mean is the future in terms of the forthcoming  season, I actually took the photos last Monday, the 25th of October, in the grounds of where I work.

Enjoy, winter weather  is not all bad.

Monday morning 6-1

There had been a very sharp frost, the air was perfectly still and leaves were raining down from the trees like poppy petals at the Albert Hall

Monday morning 1-1

The light was crystal clear

Monday morning 2-1

Splashes of water had glazed the  ornamental grasses.

Monday morning 7-1

and late season revellers in the flowerbed had a second blast of beauty

Monday morning 3-1

The clocks have changed*, dark evenings have descended, but there will be light.

Monday morning-1

and glorious things.

Monday morning 4-1

*we won’t mention the pickle Mr Uhdd got in with the clocks today, it may have been due to the early hour he set out for a run on the hills, or as a result of low blood sugar, but what he thought was afternoon tea was in fact an early lunch: that’s all I’m saying.

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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 Taste of Things to Come

  1. WOW – those 3 shots (no. 1,4,7) with the ice melting are really fine – and have different nice blurry backgrounds, they show (one of the) the good aspects of winter…

  2. I like the colors in #2, lovely gold and pumpkin colors, and #3 is almost an abstract design, but one that has a lovely rhythm to it. Brava!

  3. I love the pictures in this blog, but even more than them I love the words. You are a poet, Mrs Uhdd. Take the photos away from this blog, and there’s a poem. Wonderful!

    There had been a very sharp frost, the air was perfectly still And leaves were raining down from the trees
    Like poppy petals at the Albert Hall
    The light was crystal clear
    Splashes of water had glazed the ornamental grasses,
    And late season revellers in the flowerbed
    Had a second blast of beauty.
    The clocks have changed,
    Dark evenings have descended,
    But there will be light,
    And glorious things.

  4. Yes, well, we ended up in a time zone all of our own for a brief spell yesterday. I put the clocks back by one hour, and went to bed, t’other half got up first and put them back another hour, not realising I’d already done it. We finally noticed when the football came on an hour before he expected it to!

    Note to selves; communicate more effectively in future.

  5. Time for my annual rant on the futility of changing the clocks I see. But I’ll spare you that here.

    It was a good idea you had, looking toward the coming winter in a positive frame of mind. These are beautiful images, and all of them ring true, as in Yes, that’s exactly the way it looks at the first frost–exactly the way the sun strikes it at dawn.

    Joss is right of course–you are a poet.

  6. Oh no, beautiful photos, but I am not looking forward to the big freeze just yet.

  7. I love, love Love those pictures… The Things to Come look beautiful ! Even if I would not mind keeping Fall a while longer…

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