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

The Green Green Grass of Home


A stroll around the field this morning, with Spud the dog

grass -1

showed  me that the grass is not necessarily green

Grass 3-1

or grass.

Grass 4-1

What I do know is that everything has grown a lot in the last week. 

When it comes to plant species I rarely know what I’m looking at, but it doesn’t matter too much as  I’m cultivating a culture of ‘good-enough botany’ (to go with my ‘good-enough DIY’ and ‘good-enough parenting’) the fact is, the field is particularly  beautiful  at the moment* and that is good enough for me.

This is my cue to introduce you to the Cabinet of Curiosities, a blog that does know what it is talking about. Enjoy.


* as is the weather.


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.

8 thoughts on “The Green Green Grass of Home

  1. Gorgeous. I love looking at everyone’s photos during this time of year. It’s like awakening season.

  2. Those are really beautiful shots of not-grass. Good enough for me, too!

  3. My daughter sent me this haiku:
    “Eyes, back and forth,
    nose, up and down –
    the flowers of spring!
    Onitsura (1660-1738)”

    (She lives not far from you and blogs at http://godandotherartists.wordpress.com/)

  4. I bet Spud’s nose-view of those fields filled his head with wonderful sniffy smells. I can see why tennis balls become lost things 😉 Lovely photos.

  5. We’re basking at the moment, as well. I did agitate (successfully) to get the grass cut in the garden, as it had taken a turn for the wild after several good days of rain. Mind you, all that rain has the terrain hereabouts looking very lush, with so many shades of green on show.

  6. Wild grasses are wonderful, and I wish that I could grow more of them. Thanks for that blog link. xx

  7. Thanks for showing Spud’s view of this wonderful and fantastically beautiful grass the world! Great photos 🙂

  8. these are beautiful.. : )

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