A Brief Break in the Storm Clouds…..

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Tarn Hows, Cumbria

Some years ago now, but it still feels like yesterday, we had a very wet walk in the English Lake District.  The heavy clouds hung to the mountain tops so a lower level walk was the plan.  The rain just got heavier and heavier.

Then as if by magic, as we descended to Tarn Hows, the cloud broke briefly and some shafts sunlight  burst through.  The magic was the way in which that sun suddenly brought the autumn Larch to life…..   a memorable magic moment and for a short while the rain was forgotten.

Please Remember ….

Stay Safe …. Be Kind…. Look After Each Other

3rd October

(C) David Oakes 2020

Ripples across Derwent Water

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There had been a storm overnight, but the following day at dawn the only sign of its passing were the ripples over Derwent Water.

Always nice to pause at Brandlehow Jetty whilst waiting for the small Ferry to take us over  to Keswick…..  a truly Cumbrian Lake District experience and always a pleasure 

Please Remember ….

Stay Safe …. Be Kind…. Look After Each Other

18th September

(C) David Oakes 2020

A Calm Lakeland View…..

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Always a popular spot for me.  Standing on Hallin Fell above Howtown and looking down over Ullswater.  Ullswater is located on the eastern side of the English Lake District, Cumbria.  In the tourist season the Lakes can be very busy, but in places like this  you can find that peace and just to stand and stare. 🙂

Please Remember ….

Stay Safe …. Be Kind…. Look After Each Other

9th  July

(C) David Oakes 2020

A Lakeland Farm……

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Yew Tree Farm, Cumbria

There are some places that are distinctive and in ones mind become identified with a particular walk.   Yew Tree Farm, in Yew Dale near Coniston in the Lake District is one such place.  Sheltered by the surrounding hills it is quintessential Lakeland style.  A terraced barn, cattle store below matched with a white washed stone cottage with slate gables and roof.

During the warmer months it also offer a bonus of Cream Teas in the front garden 🙂

It has been there for several centuries and will still be there once the current difficulties have passed.  Something to look forward to……. until then

Please Remember ….

Stay Safe …. Be Kind…. Look After Each Other

26th May

(C) David Oakes 2020