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



This mornings hard frost emulsified sky and landscapefrosty landscape-1

It was a cold, cold moon that slovenly slouched off into the west, leaving the sheep blanched with cold,frosty sheep 1-1their backs frostedwhite wollen things-1Winter is here. We are prepared.

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.

16 thoughts on “Whitewash

  1. Good photos, all of them.

    I’m so glad I’m not a sheep… Brrr…

  2. No frosts yet, here in Somerset.

  3. That ground must ring like iron. The sheep look toasty in their coats, but they probably have deep thoughts about the season’s turn. Me too.

  4. Frost! We have snow!!

  5. I have never, ever been gladder than I’m not a sheep!

  6. Love the patchwork in the land and your views. Interesting to see in first photo the sheep’s ears are “inside” the curl of the horn, and in the other, they are behind them.

  7. You know, I would pay you money for a nice big print of that first photo (they’re all lovely, but that one is really stirring). How about it? 11×14? All you need to do is decide a price and put a paypal button here somewhere.

  8. That top picture reminds me of the Land of Counterpane in the story about the Calico Dragon. I’d go for a bigger size print too. Make a lovely poster. Also glad I’m not a sheep — I’m allergic to wool!

  9. What an apt title to such an amazing view ~ the boulder adds such depth ~ the view goes on for miles, doesn’t it! Frosted woolly coats seem to be a necessary winter garb!

  10. Beautiful frosted scenery and inhabitants 🙂

  11. I love the crunching noise made when I walk across frosty grass.

    Beautiful pictures.

  12. It makes me shiver just looking as these photos! xx

  13. Brrrr! It’s a good thing those sheep have nice wool coats.

    Beautiful captures of the beginning of the winter season.

  14. Terrific pictures as always. Good to see the sheep can still graze through the frost.

  15. Isn’t it too soon for frost? I’m in denial.

    The frosted patchwork hills, the sheep and the flowers in the post above are all so beautiful.

  16. Gorgeous photos. I’m a sucker for photos of sheep, but that landscape – what a view!

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