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

Blog Fodder


Is it the blog looking a bit ‘samey’ ? I pondered to myself this morning. I mean just how many sparkly spiders webs can I post, with out boring you all off into cyberspace?

Wonder web 1-1

This is the blogers dilema, more of the same? Or how about something that’s a bit ‘off the wall’, unusual or even startling?

Gerry over at Torch Lake Views, illustrated this point vividly on her blog today, it was not what I was expecting (and fortunately I wasn’t eating a bacon buttie at the time)  I jumped back in my seat, her post was startling. That girl certainly knows how to put a twist in the tale (although, with hindsight, she may have been setting the scene in a previous post)*.

Now I don’t recommend you have a look at Gerry’s post,

  • if the sight of firearms makes you fretful
  • the spilling of blood makes you swoon
  • if you are a vitriolic vegetarian
  • Babe was your all time favourite film.

Just don’t go there, you won’t like it. OK if you are suitable braced, the post is here

Alternatively, look, here is another cobweb.

cobweb beaded-1

*And don’t look at  the previous post if Bambi was your all time favourite film.

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 “Blog Fodder

  1. Those are beautiful cobwebs, and I never tire of seeing such things.

    Thank you for suggesting that people–suitably prepared–might–or might not–wish to drop by at Torch Lake Views this week. I’m sorry I startled you. I’m glad you stayed to read.

    I promise to post pictures of Miss Sadie and the Cowboy over the weekend. Unarmed.

  2. hi mrs uhdd – looks very nice your new arrangement. see you soon, 🙂

  3. Tweeking the blog design again, I see. Looks nice. Though I must admit I was fond of that gorgeous landscape picture you had been using as a masthead.

  4. A change is as good as a rest, Mrs UHDD.

    I’d already been over to Gerry’s blog (in a cyberspace visit only, sadly) and was fascinated by the last two posts. I eat meat, so I can’t be offended by the knowledge of how it ends up on my plate.

    • Agreed, I know many a meat eater that won’t go to a ‘proper butchers shop’ for fear of meeting something face to face that looks like an animal. They are only able to cope with the sanitised ready chopped little bits of chicken in a plastic tray from the supermarket, that or they don’t cook at all!

  5. I’ll be more than happy with more of the same, which it’s not really as it’s always different! I really like the second photo, and the new layout. xx

  6. Your first web is my favorite. I wonder if people are getting tired of blogging in general, forsaking blogs for facebook and twitter. I still haven’t tired of your wonderful images and stories.

    As to meat, I eat it and I’m not afraid to see it. No sense in being in denial about what we eat.

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