Uphilldowndale

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

Flashes of Light

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How it has rained, and rained this week. The occasional burst of sunlight was very welcome.

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I can report that the  neighbouring lambs are ‘growing up with the grass’, or in this case the nettles, as this nettle bed seems to be a favourite haunt.

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This morning the sun brought out the bees, to the vetch ( in my head I could hear the theme to 633 Squadron as this bee swooped in)

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And the winberry flowers 

polinators

Remember I was given a Trophy Cam for Christmas? Well its only taken us five months to actually set it up (blame the DIY) but look what we ‘shot’ on the second night.

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Brock the badger, we’ve always thought he was around, from the scrape marks and poo pits in the field; but other than one sighting in the lane (which must have been many years ago now, because Mr Uphilldowndale and Joe were coming home from Beaver Scouts) we’ve never seen him (or her) in the flesh.

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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.

7 thoughts on “Flashes of Light

  1. Great result from the camera. I share your pain about the weather.

  2. Excellent work with the trail cam! I thought 633 Squadron flew Mosquitos? :o)

  3. A couple of wet days here and very windy. Good pictures and links. Lucky you with the badger, let’s hope that it becomes a regular sighting. xx

  4. Beautiful images! Love seeing your world. We’re in a drought. Its either too much or nothing.

  5. I do so love seeing your countryside. Love the capture of the badger.

  6. I wonder what flavour the nettles impart to the rather photogenic lambs?

    The badger that got into my veg patch trashed everything except the garlic, so perhaps you might take appropriate precautions!

    Nice photo’s.

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