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



It is very pretty out there, cold, crystal bright.

I was out and about first thing (with camera of course) and I’ll be drip feeding you images all week. In the mean time (before ‘Spud on Sunday’ that is, he will be along later) a typical Derbyshire farm house, hugging the hill, replete with stone slate roof and  evidence of a well stoked fire inside.

Derbyshire farm house-1

Extract the polythene wrapped bales of silage, and this view won’t have changed much in centuries.

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.

7 thoughts on “Photo-fest

  1. What a bright, cold, clear and peaceful view you caught here. Great image!

  2. It’s hard to really make out what the bales are so they certainly don’t detract from the timelessness of the image! xx

  3. I was searching YouTube for a video for my blog that shows a cotton stripper in action (harvesting the cotton bolls from the plant — we grow a lot of it here), and ran across one that shows a machine that bales hay in those plastic wrapped cylindrical bales. Just amazing. I just love the look of those old cottages. Nice little dusting of snow you have there.

  4. At first I was much concerned because a new slate roof shouldn’t sag like that, but a quick read revealed that is is not yours. Still, the snow on the roof is another good show of how well slate keeps out the cold. Really lovely.

  5. The picture would make a good Christmas or New Year card.

    • this is my grandparents farm and has been on a few cards and callenders over the years and yes it a well stoked fire my grandma keeps it like that all year round even on the hottest of summer days check out my youtube videos of more around this farm stubbenmonkey channel

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