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

Windy Days and Nights


Glory be, what storms and gales we have.


Valiantly a daisy in the meadow, hangs on to its petals, yes a daisy in December.


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Granted they weren’t sown until late, but still,  it’s an unprecedented display.

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These photos were taken yesterday, which was an altogether brighter sort of day

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With a crisp frost, a wisp of mist, and some storm diverted gulls

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Today is altogether bleaker, but keep the faith. The hazel catkins of Spring are waiting in the wings.

hazel catkins



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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.

4 thoughts on “Windy Days and Nights

  1. Thank goodness we were allowed one good day amidst the wind and the rain.

  2. Seeing daisies like that must have been a welcome surprise. xx

  3. Daisies in December cheer my soul, even over a distance of 3500 km – lovely!

  4. Yes, I’ve seen daisies too recently, and roses as well. It’s been a very mild winter so far. I hope you didn’t have too much storm damage over Christmas. We were down in Sussex, where it was quite serious. The in-laws fence blew down on Christmas eve so I couldn’t let Rani out to cool off when the central heating and the cat all got too much for her. Home to relax now!

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