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

Wet Weekend


Well if it was August sunshine you were looking for this weekend, this wasn’t the place to be.


but there was no shortage of moody skies

Bank holiday Weekend -1

and heavy downpours

Bank holiday Weekend 2-1

In other news: Dandy the cat has never been fond of going out in the rain, and known as a rather lazy puss, but he is hitting new lows, when I arrived home late last night I found him fast asleep in his litter tray. *sigh*


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.

12 thoughts on “Wet Weekend

  1. I know, it’s just awful out there. We were out at a karting event yesterday and every ten minutes the weather changed so we had hot sunshine, wind, light rain, torrential rain and cold. At least we didn’t have today’s weather though, which is nothing but rain. I was exhausted when I got back last night, partly because, on top of braving the elements, I’d been pushing a wheelchair round the venue the whole day. My son had a fourth knee operation four weeks ago and is not yet back on his feet for long periods. He was making expensive plans for what he wants to do when he is, however. Although, you can sit down to drive, and that is the main attraction to him of motorsports. I felt like a fish out of water at that place yesterday, as you probably do at the fell running and sailing events you get dragged to!

  2. This has certainly been a very wet summer – according to the local paper, Edinburgh had 174% of the average rainfall in July! It had to happen the year we decided to holiday at home.

  3. I’m sorry you’re having way too much rain, but it certainly makes for some lovely photos. And rainbows!

  4. Lovely to see sparkling hues and double rainbows in your magical midst.

  5. It was a mix of sunshine and downpours here! It been ages since I saw a rainbow! xx

  6. Lovely flower- and rainbow-photos – evidence that you can take as good photos in cloudy and rainy weather as in sunny and warm weather!

  7. How I envy where you live! Lovely blog by the way!

    • Welcome Special D
      We are very, very fortunate. I’ve come home from work eaten an apple from the tree, sat with a mug of tea in the garden enjoying warm sunshine, watching the bees and smelling the flowers. The world looks a better place

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