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

Are You looking at the Sky?


‘Are you looking at the sky?’ Asked Mr Uhdd as he poked his head around the door this morning, ‘ Look at the colours, you need to be outside.’

‘But it looks pretty good from inside.’  I protested

go outside!-1

I donned boots and coat over my dressing gown ( a fetching  sight eh?) and Spud and I strode out down the field, it was nippy, very nippy.

Those shepherds knew a thing or two about sunrises (and sunsets for that matter) Things are on the change, we’ve not been having cloud formations like this for weeks (and certainly not as spectacular in colour as this mornings.)


But the light show got better and better.

Outside 2-1

I think there may be snow heading our way.

Outside 3-1

Watch this space.

Outside 4-1

Today is Sunday, where is Spud the dog? Well like the rest of us at Christmas, Spud hasn’t a clue what day of the week it is,  he needs to catch up, he’ll be along later.


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.

11 thoughts on “Are You looking at the Sky?

  1. Those pictures are beautiful, I hope it’s not snow but something much less disruptive instead. And I’m with Spud too: what day is it? Hope you all had a great Christmas, and wishing you a wonderful 2011 with lots of good weather for more fabulous photos (but no more snow, enough already with the snow!)

  2. I’m glad Mr. UHDD coaxed you out, so we can enjoy your fabulous sunrise. I can manage sunsets from time to time, but living in the city being out much in my nightie might be frowned upon.

  3. Courageous of Mr. Uhdd to push you out the door that way. I’m glad he did, but then it’s not my fingers aching from photographing brilliant sunrises in a deepfreeze. Excellent results.
    I find I do some of my best thinking while walking the dogs at dawn in my nightgown. Dunno whether my neighbors are frowning or not. Probably not. Me in spandex cycling gear, now that would cause Emergency Meetings of the Community Association.

  4. What stunning photos! I especially love the first two.

  5. I’m beginning to sound like one of those dolls that talk — push the button & out comes one or another canned phrase. But … it’s really true & there are only so many words in the English language to express this:

    You are an awesome photographer! And your photos are always absolutely stunningly gorgeous!

    And I think by this time your prediction about getting more snow has come true. Hope you are still snug & cozy!

  6. I’ve added Biggar (Scotland) (it’s a long story) to the weather widget on my Google home page, and for today and the next 3 days, there are “snow” icons and subfreezing temps. Does not bode well. I love the pix of the chimney and the way the weight of the slates has warped the roof beams. That pix made me feel “homey” and warm. Guess we’ll have to have “Spud on Sunday” on Monday– ?

  7. Ooooh, I love that first picture. It would make a lovely Christmas card. I’ve never thought of hanging baubles on the outside trees. It looks fantastic though. I’ll try to remember that for next year. I have a suitable tree at the front.

    • It is a broken alder branch that had been in my mums garden for weeks, I brought it home and used as this years Christmas tree ( I’m such a cheap skate!) So the photo is from indoors, looking out through the decorated branch.

  8. Beautiful, beautiful… from the string of indoor Christmas lights to the wonder of the naked sky. Your landscape images are always a pleasure to behold.

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