Oak Cottage - Loweswater

Retreat to the quiet of the Western Lakes

The Cottage, and  the view up the Buttermere Valley
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We used to live close to the sea and enjoyed the ever changing view from our windows there.

We thought there was nothing better than the seascape in all its moods, the coming and going of the ships and the general hubub of the large town. But after enjoying our visits to the Lakes we had the opportunity to move up, and now the views from our window are very different.

These are just a few from the last week, where the mists and cloud inversions were often the order of the day. No high fell walks due to paid employment and puppy minding, but beauty nevertheless.

Morning light on Grasmoor, from Loweswater.

Late morning panorama of Melbreak, Hen Coombe and Gavel.

A short while later as the mist starts to clear in the slow warmth of the low winter sun.

A virtual repeat of the first shot, this time with the mist covering Crummock Water

but the top of Grasmoor basking in the afternoon sun.

The day has progresses, the mist gone, and the evening light now just catching the top half of the peaks.


Sunday was poor to start but the weather cleared in the late afternoon.

These photos taken by Ann.

Our local Ash Tree silhouetted against the sun.


The sun setting behind Hen Coombe

and colouring everything with a yellow glow.

Across the fields, the Church with its Yew trees.

and behind it the pub . . . doesn't it just make you thirsty !


Technical note: Pictures taken with a Canon IXUS 400 Digital camera.

Resized in Photoshop, and built up on a Dreamweaver web builder.

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