Tag Archives: Lake District

It’s good to be back

We’re spending a week around Christmas in a cottage in the Lake District.

It’s very wet, very windy, and as beautiful as ever.

Poetic Landscape


Grasmere, from Helm Crag, this evening. It’s good to be back.

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Change of season


The Fairfield Horseshoe, from Clappersgate.

This is supposed to be an excellent walk, but I’ve never done it. It’s on the list, perhaps when it’s a bit less snowy!

Portrait of a tree


In the grounds of Wray Castle, Windermere. I thought each of the main branches had different and interesting characters.

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Well, that was a surprise…

If you saw my photos from yesterday, you’ll understand why we were surprised to wake up this morning to this:


and this:


Very pretty, though:


By the afternoon, the weather had returned to something closer to what we expected:


Photos often don’t, however, tell you anything about the wind, which was, at times, somewhat dramatic!


All peaceful now, though.


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