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

Black Skies


We’ve had allsorts of weather today, rain, thunder, lightening, hail, sleet and finally snow.

The view from the kitchen window this lunch time.

January weather.-1

Now the temperature is falling, I’m told we will have blue skies tomorrow. I could do with that.


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.

6 thoughts on “Black Skies

  1. We have been promised snow since October – still not here!

  2. Whoa . . . in that shot the Uphill part is looming over the Downdale part in a most menacing fashion. The land shapes the weather as surely as the weather shapes the land, eh? I wish you bright blue skies tomorrow.

    I’ve been reading Ivan Doig’s This House of Sky – a memoir about, among other things, growing up in Montana in the 1940s-1950s under the gaze of the Sawtooth Mountains. Those are looming rock walls that make their own weather, too. It has made me feel utterly privileged to live in this early part of the cantankerous 21st century.

  3. It’s not been a good winter. You seem to have been a lot worse yesterday than we were. It was quite nice here.

  4. Mmm it looks like we’re about to get some ‘proper’ winter weather! xx

  5. What a view to have from the kitchen window! I would love this. It is as good and magic as the finest works of art 🙂

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