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

Double Time


This morning I didn’t have to leave the house until an hour later than usual. What a treat, I don’t know why it is but a ‘bonus hour’ in the morning always seems twice as productive than an extra hour at the other end of the day.

Look Spud and I even got to take the camera for a walk.

buckthorne 2-1

Our world has been turning very green and lush whilst I’ve had my eye on the emulsion paint.  These shots are the buckthorne, last captured when in berry

buckthorne 3-1


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.

6 thoughts on “Double Time

  1. So pretty and fresh. Today is the first day this spring where I’ve really felt like summer is just around the corner.

  2. That is very pretty indeed. I am enchanted with the image of you and Spud walking the camera. I wondered if it had its own leash, and whether it got to play ball. You’ll have to forgive me, I’ve been at a Planning Commission meeting that lasted 31/2 hours and my brain has gone all wacky on me.

  3. Your buckthorn must be different than ours. We consider it a nuisance, an invasive species. There are huge buckthorn eradication programs, with groups of folks going out to pull it. cut it, or poison it. Looks kind of pretty in the photo,though!

  4. I’ve always found the mornings my most productive time. That’s why I’m at work at sparrow-fart, getting the tricky stuff done before anyone else clocks in. Thank goodness for flexi-time (and caffeine).

  5. I agree as I’m a morning person! Nice photos. xx

  6. NIce morning light and spring colors. I like the lines from the branches – and the winter photo I had not seen before – very fine photo too 🙂

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