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

Wash Out


June has been something of a wash out*, great if you are a  hosta munching slug or snail though.

This snail made an early morning slither across on my window. Lovely.


* We are thankful not to have had the floods that have troubled many parts of the country though.


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.

7 thoughts on “Wash Out

  1. We seemed to have missed them too so far. They must have filled the space between us.

  2. A nice picture. It reminds me of when we had an aquarium and I would watch the water snails sliding across the glass grazing on algae as they went.

  3. That snail looks slightly astonished (or I’ve just never seen one through glass before!). We’ve had oodles of rain but thankfully no flooding (living on a hill definitely helps).

  4. Fascinating photo! I’ve certainly plenty, mostly big ones, on the plot this year. xx

  5. No, it’s not too bad here either. Although, the parts of the garden I had planned to work on yesterday were the very ones under water. Maybe it’s subsided today.

  6. That is a wonderful snail. I’ve never seen one from that perspective before.

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