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

Three Points of View


Last Friday I spent a very happy (but cold) hour  at the top of a hill, watching night turn to day. The dawn came with an add-on attraction of rolling mist.

In the east, all golden glow and wisps of mist

Dawn with mist-1

To the south, a more modest blush and a veiled valley

Dawn -1

And cold blues chasing the moon away into the west

West dawn -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 “Three Points of View

  1. Well worth braving the cold!

  2. I’m not one to go out at sunrise, but maybe if this were my view it would change my morning habits. Beautiful.

  3. Oh, that was lovely. I’ll bet it was peaceful and still, as well.

  4. You have my admiration for getting up so early. I have trouble dragging myself out of the sack on these cold mornings, I must admit. Still, looking on the bright side, spring’s just around the corner, isn’t it? No, I suppose not really… 🙂

    Nice photos, by the way 🙂 (They were worth getting up for!)

  5. Beautiful photos – very inspiring, I’m now motivated to get up early myself!

  6. That was a very tall hill. I expect that’s how fell-running got started. Someone realized the sun was about to come up, and it was going to be just too beautiful to miss . . .

    There is nothing lovelier than mist flowing through a vale.

  7. Dedication is the name of the game as Roy Castle used to sing. I like the second photo best. It was well worth a chilly wait.

  8. Fascinating that they were all taken same place, same time and yet were so different. Where is north though? I had certain expectations.

  9. Your photos here from that magical morning with the rolling mist: Stunning – and incredibly beautiful. It’s almost hard to find words that can describe these pictures!
    So: Thank you!
    And: I wish I had been there that morning!

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