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

Thirty Days Wild. June 5th


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‘The best thing that you can do for nature is to make it part of your life. That’s why we’re asking thousands of people to make room for nature in their everyday lives this June. Please spread the word amongst friends, colleagues and family and get them to sign up, too! After all, all our lives are better if they’re a bit wild… ‘


I’ve signed up to 30 Days Wild with the Derbyshire Wildlife Trust,  with the aim of blogging each day, a little bit of the nature of my world.


Spud the dog thinks this thirty days of blogging is a splendid idea.

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The apple blossom is almost over, 

DW30 apple blossom 2

only a few clusters remain, however there looks to be plenty of fruit set, for future apple crumbles, if that’s not too depressing a thought…

DW30 apple blossom

Thank you to the helpful people at Derbyshire Wild Life Trust, for access to the fab graphics.


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.

8 thoughts on “Thirty Days Wild. June 5th

  1. You know what I’m going to say – thanks for extra Spud!

    Making nature part of your life is, I’m sure, one small part of the big puzzle of happiness.

    Today I’m very happy as I rescued a ladybird from the water trough at the allotment and watched it fly off. Deep joy – I’m easily pleased.

  2. I am glad that the fruit has set. We are waiting to be certain for our apples and the blackcurrant has aphids. Not all of nature is easily admirable.

  3. Wonderful pictures. Enjoy your weekend. xx

  4. Why is apple crumble a depressing thought? Struggling to comprehend.

  5. Spud is so handsome, and I adore the look of mischief in his eyes!

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