Sunday, November 02, 2008

Photographer at work...Phil & sheep in Buttermere

We had a wonderful holiday in the Lake District. The weather was appalling on the Saturday we travelled up with high winds and torrential rain. But the rest of the week was pretty good, with a mixture of sunshine and the occasional shower. We even saw some snow on the hilltops. It went quite chilly and we were grateful for our warm apartment.
Mad photographer at work - Phil in a high gale by Wastwater!
On our last full day, I suggested we drive to Wasdale to take a look at Wastwater which is England's deepest lake. With its steep scree slopes sloping down to icy blue water it's one of the most beautiful lakes, yet also the most forbidding. It was a day of dramatic light and very high winds and clouds chasing themselves across the sky. I took this photo of Phil with his tripod, barely able to stay upright against the gale.

The view through the valley.

We had such a great time it was hard to come home although we'd missed the cats and it was good to be reunited with them. I have missed reading all your blogs but think I've got caught up on what everyone has been up to while I've been away!


Anna Ridley said...

Glad you've had a lovely holiday - welcome home!

Love the photos - the Lakes are just so beautiful. Hope we get to see more of your shots.

love and {{HUGS}}

photowannabe said...

Welcome were definitely missed. These pictures of the valley and Lake are beautiful. All the subtle shades of green and the perspective really make this a nice post.

Annie said...

Welcome home :D

I'm glad you had a good week despite the weather.

Looking forward to seeing more stunning scenery.

Kerri said...

Looks like a lovely spot! We've missed you while you were away :)

artisbliss said...

What fabulous photographs of gorgeous, gorgeous countryside!

The Quiet Rage said...

I soooooo want to be there.