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

Good Friday


Spud the dog thinks it is a very good Friday as he is home from kennels, he’s been simply dizzy with delight. He is now exhausted and crashed out on the sofa, snoring loudly.


We came home from York yesterday evening, too late to collect Spud, but an easy journey home, for the eve of a bank holiday.


It has been glorious here today. After a cold and frosty start

lambs frost

But the sun and blue skies melted it all away. The spring flowers like the birds are just singing.



I’m not sure next door’s cockerel is too chuffed at the return of Spud, I think he’d been making a move on our chickens in his absence. Spud pointed him off in the right direction, again

public footpath 

Have another flower or two, there are plenty to go round.

snakes head

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 “Good Friday

  1. It looks like you had a beautiful day, you and Spud!

  2. Gorgeous lamb picture at the beginning. I hope you enjoyed your trip to York. It would be nice to have gone away but we are embroiled in redecorating the bathroom. The old tiles took all the plaster off with them when we chipped them off, which has set back the project a good way. I don’t think it’ll be over by Easter, but maybe it’ll all be over by Christmas.

  3. A nice post and photos. xx

  4. A feast for the eyes all the way around. The rooster makes me smile.

  5. We have had a massive change in our doggie circumstances – tragically losing both Elsie and Freida within one month! We were devastated. Fate stepped in however – in the shape of Sadie, a wonderful playmate for Bing.

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