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

Moving On


Yesterday it rained, that fine mizzle sort of rain, there was not a breath of wind, Mr Uhdd and I took Spud a walk around the field, the sheep have gone (Spud waited patiently at the weekend,

Sheep moving on  1-1

whilst the farmer and his dog moved the flock on to pastures new (each  working dog to his own says Spud, English Springer Spaniels to game birds, sheepdogs to sheep) and he’s glad to have the free run of the field again

Sheep moving on -1

Afterwards I took a stroll around the garden, that looked very prettily damp. A clump of bronze fennel being the star of the show*, a bit of bling from raindrops goes a long way to giving the fading garden a bit of a lift,

Garden September-1 

Today however it is  raining and blowing a hooley, I’ll be lucky if the fennel is still standing tomorrow.

*most of the shots are rubbish, juggling low light, rain and a black umbrella was never going to work, never mind I enjoyed the show


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 “Moving On

  1. Wow, that is such a beautiful shot. I love it. And the dog looks so adorable. Thanks for sharing this

  2. I think your shots are beautiful, especially that last one. 🙂

  3. I also like that last one, that is a super shot!! Here we have so much rain most of the days too….. 😦

  4. Methinks the lady doth protest too much (Hamlet, William Shakespeare) and that the photos came out just fine.

    Poor weather conditions sometimes produce interesting and even beautiful pictures.

  5. I particularly love the patchwork effect of the fields in the middle one. Being a total amateur with a camera (and a bit of a tool at times when taking pictures) I think yours are grand!

  6. Wonderful photos, and Spud looks at the ready to head out on those open fields!

  7. I. Love. This. Time. Of. Year. Also English lessons. (Blowing a hooley, eh? Sounds fierce.) Also Spud, bless his tidy ears. And the sheep. I am a fool for sheep, as long as I do not have to tend them. You are on your game.

  8. Interesting how Spud can be poetry in motion, even when standing still. Oh, those green, green fields. . . . .

  9. Fennel is very photogenic. Ours was lovely last winter, all glittery with the frost.

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