Uphilldowndale

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

Sun Store

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I wish I could keep a box of sunshine on my desk. So that on grey, driech days like today, I could lift the lid and let it spill out. 

It seems churlish to complain really, as this time last week, I was in south Wales and we had the most glorious weather; whilst ‘up north’ was shrouded in mist and fog.

This is Marloes Sands

Marloes Sands

 

As we strolled down the path, I think I was expecting a little bay,  but the size and beauty  of this beach catches your breath. If you’d ask me what my favourite UK beach was, I’d probably have said, Laig on the Isle of Eigg, I’m now ranking them joint first. 

Spud the dog loved it too.

Spud Marloes Sand_

I pondered on the powers of nature, looking at the mighty upheavals of rock and near vertical bedding planes,

bedding planes Marloes Sand_

I didn’t discover until later that it is a great place for a spot of fossil hunting

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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 “Sun Store

  1. I’d be wary – a box of sunshine on your desk might be habit forming!
    For such a relatively small landmass, the UK is blessed with some incredible geological formations…. and climate… and wildlife….. and….. and

  2. Wonderful pictures, especially the first one. xx

  3. It is always a reminder of the impermanence of life in the long run to see rock strata lying vertically and to wonder at the forces involved. If I had my life again, I would train as a geologist.

  4. I am using your photograph as a desktop. It’s nearly a box of sunshine. It cheers me up in the foggy part of the country anyway.

  5. I like the first photo of the nice “sculptures” on the sunny beach 🙂

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