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

Come Rain or Shine


It has rained and rained and rained. Tom played hockey this morning, I didn’t stand by the pitch, to be fair only two diehard parents did brave the elements, most of us stayed in the car and watched from the warm and dry. This afternoon it has been nice to be at home, fire lit, cake in the oven; books to read. As a reminder of brighter, if not cooler days, some photos from the 20th January.

An overgrown path


Ice creeping out from the waters edge

Ice creeping-1

Broken cobwebs in a hawthorn tree

Broken webs-1

Misty water and frosted trees.

Waters edge-1


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 “Come Rain or Shine

  1. The last photo is beautiful.

  2. It all looks positively springlike to me, but I love the ice shards! It’s fascinating, what water decides to do.

  3. I really like the one of the ice. Looks like it’s made out of a sheet of highly polished silver!

  4. Sorry to hear you’ve been bucketed on … at least it’s not white, if that’s any consolation. I’d have been in the car, too. It must have been hard going for the hockey players. I can’t imagine the state of the uniform! The scene at home you have portrayed offers a nice cozy feeling though.
    Nature’s patterns are portrayed beautifully in your photos, and the geometric shapes of the ice shards really contrast with the other softer photos.

  5. I had to look at the ice photo several times–how cool.

  6. The ice photo looks like nails in solder to me, very nice and the other photos are lovely and spring like and I appreciate that.

  7. Superb images! I played hockey in my school days and have many, not so happy, memories of playing in such weather!
    The fire, cake and books certainly appeals! xx

  8. The ice looks unreal. I never would have thought that glass pattern was inspired by nature. You live and learn.

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