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

Five Star


We are down in the west country,  yipeeee, the lack of blog posts this week  is directly related to the lack of Internet connection. As is the lack of  an anticipated online supermarket delivery *sigh*.

The jet stream has taken the hint and headed north leaving us basking in  much welcome sunshine.  Tom’s friend  Mr H, found a starfish yesterday, when they were swimming in the  still chilly water just off the beach… A thing of beauty.

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We tried very hard not to stress the poor thing, it was held under water until I’d got the camera sorted (I love that fact a Tom, all 17 years and six foot two inches can still come bounding up the beach proclaiming, ‘Mum, Mum look what we found!’)

after a few quick snaps it was released to the bottom of the sea again.

Underneath it was a seething mass of little glistening, rippling suckers

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life is a beach.

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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.

9 thoughts on “Five Star

  1. I’ve never seen a starfish down here before, and I’m always at the beach! Lucky you!!

  2. Gorgeous and extraordinary. I love them but have never seen one.

  3. Fascinating! I’ve never seen any here in the UK.
    Have a good time. xx

  4. Hope you’re enjoying your holidays! At least your “Mum, Mum” moment was something interesting – my last one was a call while I was doing the grocery shopping from an 18 year old panicking because the hairdryer wouldn’t work!

  5. I hope you enjoy your holiday and I’m glad you are enjoying some sunshine at last. This bodes well for our trip. Not to mention the Olympics.

  6. What a wonderful summer memory for all of you. What a good job you’ve done raising those boys. (Admittedly you’ve had a lot of help from Spud.)

  7. Wait, wait . . . that “you” was plural and included Mr. Uhdd. Oh dear Engllish is such a pestiferous language.

  8. We were down last week in May, and despite not having good weather, we had a very enjoyable time. Looks like you’ve chosen one of the best weeks. Enjoy!

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