Monday, 8 September 2008

Living in the Clouds.

I love being a mum. As far as I'm concerned it's the best job in the world! In fact, if I could stop my children getting any older I would have stopped them at about 4 years old. Don't get me wrong, I think my children are fab, and I love every moment I spend with them (on the whole), and those moments are becoming more and more precious as they are now 15 and 13. I know they are nowhere near adults and still need me to take care of them, but I also know that I won't be at the centre of their world forever and that time is approaching faster than I want it to.


That's why I love these jam jars full of caterpillars. Child number 2 has them lined up on the back porch windowsill. They simply shout childhood to me, how many adults do you know who would collect Caterpillar eggs from the cabbage patch and then religiously feed them every day, spending hours recapturing them when they escape. We no longer have toy ponies and paddling pools in our garden but I'm very glad we have cabbages.



I took this picture from the attic at the end of last week. I often remark to my husband how living here in the Dales is like living in a cloud. We often can't see the tops of the hills, it's as if someone has taken an eraser and rubbed out the top of the picture. Well here are the clouds, peeping over the horizon, just waiting to sneak up on us!

I took this one just because I could. That is, I could actually see right down the Dale for a change! No fog, mist, drizzle or low cloud today. No gale force wind preventing me from sticking my head out of the Veluxe window, ( I have to stand on my sewing chair. It's not very dignified!) Across the car park, past the church, over the rooftops, I can see almost as far as Aysgarth, a good 9 miles away. Just thought I'd take the picture... while I could!

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

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tedandagnes said...

We'e in the southern dales just below inglebourgh and its been a rare day this summer that we have seen the tops of the 3 peaks...looks like you had a beautiful day!

Joanne said...

Two lovely photo's that show what a wonderful place you live in. We went to the Peak District in July and the little guys would say everyday it's like we're living in the clouds.

Rosie said...

What marvellous weather you had that day. It's done nothing but rain down here. Great photographs are always awkward to get, and you got a really good one there.
Rosie x

Cathy said...

What a lovely post. How nice to live in the clouds - even if they are usual rain-clouds! It looks like a great place to live.
Cathy XX

jen said...

Beautiful views! It's exactly what I imagine while reading all the James Herriot books...lucky, lucky you!

Katherines Dream said...

Seeing the jars brought back some funny childhood memories ! I was not allowed to have a pet so I kept all sorts of things is jars, much to my Mums horror.
The view is just stunning, you live in such a beautiful place.
I am sure I recognise that view !
Carol x

lesley said...

Hi Fi, How are the shoes coming along? When is the wedding? Do you think I could have a loan of child no 2 next year, to remove all the eggs from our cabbages. We stand a greater chance of getting some for tea!!! Talk soon. Hugs Lesley. x