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

Spud on Sunday Part LIII


There was just the briefest spell of sunshine on Thursday morning, Spud and I set off down the field to take a look how that strange looking mole hill is faring. We can report is still standing, resolute against the elements, whilst those around it are pummelled back to the earth, by the somewhat boisterous weather we been experiencing of late

Spud  and mole hill 2-1

It’s not that we haven’t been down the field since the beginning of December you understand, just that we’ve rarely been able to keep our feet in the high winds or see where we are going for lashing rain, stopping to access mole hills has not been a priority .

We humans are now considering  the mole hill to be a site specific art work (after Goldsworthy) and that nature will take its course; the only comment Spud  will make is that it makes him sneeze

Spud  and mole hill -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.

9 thoughts on “Spud on Sunday Part LIII

  1. Bless you, Spud! That’s a very weird molehill. It almost looks like a miniature termite mound. Maybe the wind has ‘sculpted’ it? Or the moles are underground artists?

  2. That mountain of a molehill is nothing to sneeze at! 😉

  3. A termite hill – that’s exactly right. No wonder it’s disturbing.

  4. I’m glad you got a glimpse of the sun. It’s been a rare currency this winter. If you wait long enough, perhaps you will be able to make a mountain out of the molehill.

  5. That doesn’t look like winter grass. Far too green and lush. Down south, the grass hasn’t stopped growing yet. Chaotic climate.

  6. Here in Pennsylvania I too have seen exceptionally large mole hills. I jokingly suggested that a prairie dog from out west has set up residence in my lower field. The huge mounds will certainly disrupt my normal sledding route, that is, if winter decides to arrive.

  7. You MUST visit my bvlog – I have a new job…any tips?

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