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

Frosted Fizz


A sharp frost overnight gave the great outdoors a bit of a boost this morning.

frost fizz

The garden was lifted from its damp decay.

frosted mahonia_

And the field effervesced

frosted leaf 

The remains of the field maple glowed in the cold.


And a spiders web was frosted filigree

frosted web

Whilst the hedgerow was barbed with ice.

frosted hedgerow-2


As a family we’ve come close to hibernation over the last couple of weeks,  I think we all needed it. I’m feeling torn now, between wanting to regain some semblance of routine back to my life, or staying in my cosy little world. Sigh.

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.

11 thoughts on “Frosted Fizz

  1. Your photographs are beyond lovely.

  2. stay “cosy” if possible and practical 🙂

  3. Wonderful pictures. Cosy little world is the dream but back to routine is the reality, sadly. xx

  4. Cosy is good but selfish readers want adventure and panoramic views.

  5. I’d go with cosy, as long as Spud gets his walks 🙂

  6. Stunning images! Stay warm!

  7. Fantastic captures of frosty edges, and golden glows ~ I vote for cosy!

  8. Oh, I could do with another week! I didn’t do half the things I had planned for the holiday. It was refreshing to go out in the car on my own yesterday though. Well, not entirely alone as I had the dogs with me.

  9. Lovely photos, thank you. (and I’d vote for cozy)

  10. Lovely – thanks for sharing these 🙂

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