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

Mighty Oaks from Little Acorns Grow


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We went  away to the Surrey Hills, to Hurtwood the occasion was what is known as a ‘number 5 weekend’. But more of that later.

Have another  tree, there were plenty for all.

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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 “Mighty Oaks from Little Acorns Grow

  1. I’ll take a dozen of the large oaks, please. A “number 5 weekend” is. I must say I’m totally intrigued. Is there a “number 6 weekend?” Does it come with eggroll?

  2. Now those are some experienced trees. I long for a weekend adventure. I’d settle for a number 3 or 4 as long as I could bring the dogs. (Reading about Hurtwood gave me a little idea. I’m going to suggest to anti-access types in Torch Lake Township that they are utterly out of date. Clearly all the Best People open their estates to public exercise in the fresh air, with dogs.)

  3. Lovely to see the glow of spring and the hint of greenery in the light, our woods are still dark, damp, cold and grey. That being said I know that in a few short weeks it’ll be too hot again, and I’ll be moaning about the heat in Virginia for the rest of the summer.

  4. Great phrase: ‘right to roam’ ~ Looks like a peaceful spot for roaming.

  5. Ah yes, a lovely area…just a few miles from where I grew up. Nice trees!

  6. Beautiful ancient oaks, such a pleasure to see Mrs UHDD

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