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

Knock Back


Who said Spring had sprung?

Arty photos by Tom, when I took him out first thing to catch a lift;  he’s on a first aid course today, for his Duke of Edinburgh award, just as well the award  is all about self resilience. He’s got to find his own way home.

snow 4th april-1

And the ‘lightening tree’, stands in the face  of another storm in its long life

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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.

10 thoughts on “Knock Back

  1. Gorgeous photos! Very refreshing, too, as we deal with record-high temperatures here in Houston. Instead of a few weeks of balmy spring, we’ve been flung into summer already, so these pics are especially dear.

  2. Beautiful photos, but I’m sure you want the snow to go away now. I’ll try to make it right next year. We must not have been good in Wisconsin to get so little snow. We must have overlooked an important ritual that turned the seasons inside out. I’ll see what can be done….

  3. Parts of Scotland have had a 20C temperature drop in a week. My heating’s been off, but is now on again (I hate to be cold) and the winter boots are like old friends.

  4. It feels weird, doesn’t it? Such a shame that the weather has broken just as the school holidays begin.

  5. A white Easter?! Hm, it’s cold here too – I don’t hope we’ll get snow in the coming days.

  6. It’s just not right.

  7. I think it’s time to face facts: the lightning tree is no longer a tree…

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