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



I was over in Holmfirth this week, the weather was bright, a little nippy, but I didn’t mind that.

It’s rather a stunning drive from here to there (or a hair-raising one in bad weather). I paused at the summit of Holme Moss  you could see for a long way.


Kindly they’ve  framed the view, sort of a Yorkshire contemporary, creative, version of the Claude Glass,  splendid.

framing the landscape_

It’s a popular route for cyclists, but not many of the Lycra clad clan were out and about on the  Le Col de Moss when I passed by,

Holmemoss 2

It was once was a different story


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.

10 thoughts on “Framed

  1. Lovely view of the landscape, it does look like a wonderful spot to cycle.

  2. I like the frame’s motto.

  3. Wonderful views, and good links. xx

  4. I have a very good imagination, but I cannot imagine cycling on that road.

    I followed the link to read about the Claude Glass eight years after you first told me about it. Today “the effect of abstracting the subject reflected in it from its surroundings, reducing and simplifying the colour and tonal range of scenes and scenery” makes me think it is a very good metaphor for how we write (and read) history.

    Now I have some wonderful views and some thoughts to think.

  5. I’ve never seen a landscape frame sitting there in place for you to see the best view! What a lovely idea. Beautiful place x

  6. Amazing views … Over the hills and far away…. the frame is a great idea. You could have entered it in February’s Photo Scavenger Hunt!

  7. Lovely.

    And nice to see a couple of familiar names in your comments box (hi Flighty and Glo).

  8. LDNP no, since we’ve now permanently left London after a few years temporarily away. Now with a small holding in East Sussex there will be a new Photo blog I’m sure….occasional posts at Planarchy in the meantime. Really lovely to see you still posting.

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