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" Great Gable ~ Great Views "

Date : 31st December 2012.

Location : Loweswater, Cumbria, UK.


Wishing you all a

Happy New Year and Best Wishes for 2013.

 " Great Gable ~ Great Views " at EveryTrail


To close the year I've chosen a series of photos

that have just developed into a specific group all of their own accord.  

When you live in a nice place like this, do you still keep looking at the view ?    . . .   The answer is yes !

The view from our cottage in Loweswater  (circa 1930 ?)

with Gillerthwaite Farm and the view up to Rannerdale Knotts, Haystacks and Great Gable.

Our cottage in the early 1950's.

Alfred Wainwright sketched it for his book " Memoirs of a Fell Wanderer "

The view in the 1980's the photo copied from a print

and given to us by Kate Stroud who used to stay at the cottage at that time.

The view in 2000 just before we moved in.

Almost thirteen years later, up to date now and we are  still very much enjoying living in the valley.

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The view is always changing, so I've compiled a few photos

of the view up to Crummock Water, Buttermere and Great Gable.

Morning skies ~ first light.

Pre-dawn with a partially cloudy sky.

High cloud on a day with a more yellow reflection.

A recent winter photo of sunlight steaming through beneath the dark cloud.

Sunburst over Rannerdale and High Snockrigg.

A last pre-sunrise shot.

Winter sun in the garden.

 Great Gable obscured by high cloud.

Clear for all to see.

A cloud inversion spreading up from Ennerdale and creeping over Brandreth.

Another day, another cloud . . . this one dispersing from the Buttermere Valley.

A clear Spring day.

Framed by our Ash tree.

Summer Days.

Rannerdale in the sunshine.

A beautiful painting by Rosi Chiruatto in Brazil . . . taken from one of our photos I believe.

She sent us photos of several of the valley scenes she has created.

Sunshine after the rain.

Heading towards dusk as the light begins to fade.

" An Ayes Rock evening " . . . the low western sun turning the valley red.

Moon-rise over Beck Head.

Midnight . . . ten seconds exposure at minus 10 degrees Fahrenheit.

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Thought for the Day . . . " It isn't rain - it's just condensation following the recent nice weather "

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If you are living or holidaying in the Lake District in the next year then I hope the weather is kind.

If you can't make it, we hope our photos will continue to bring the Lakes just a little nearer to you.    Have a great 2013

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Stop Press :

Just a note to say I very much enjoyed the various changing views from your cottage, it was a very good idea to show us that. I remember visiting Loweswater with my parents in the late 1950s and I think I may remember seeing your cottage as it was.

The Kirkstile Inn was a farmhouse that welcomed travellers with a meal and a drink and we had fried gammon ham and eggs which was delicious! Thanks for the memories!! Regards Margaret

Margaret Heron

Thanks very much Margaret . . . you wouldn't have an old photo tucked away somewhere ?  The Kirkstile still welcomes travellers and still does excellent meals and their own beers . . . Rmh



Technical note:    Pictures taken with various cameras over the years !

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

This site best viewed with . . . a camera somewhere near the door.

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