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" Sunshine and Easter Snow "

Date & start time:     Thursday 5th April, 2018. 8.15 am start.

Location of Start :    By the red phone box, Loweswater, Cumbria, Uk. ( NY 143 211 )

Places visited :         Top, middle and bottom gardens.

Walk details :             Half an hour or so of pottering around the garden taking photos.

Highest point :           Top of the garden.

Walked with :             Myself and our dogs, Harry and Dylan.

Weather :                    Frosty, after a wet day the day before.

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After a heavy mid=week rain, the Thursday of Easter week dawned bright and cold.

The overnight rain cleared to give a heavy morning frost and the valley was looking an absolute delight. 

Good job I had protected some of the garden fruit, even though I got wet doing it,

as I only realised the potential problem after catching the late evening weather forecast.

The perfect Loweswater morning . . . frost on the fields, snow on the fells,

and everywhere topped with a bright blue sky.

The view of the Loweswater fells from our garden . . . time to feed the birds.

The wider view, from Mellbreak round to St Bartholomew's Church and the Kirkstile.

Looking up the valley, over Crummock Water to Haystacks and Great Gable.

The earlier overnight rain had fallen as snow on the high fells.

With these attractive conditions and the fact that it is Easter week

there'll probably be quite a few folk on the tops later on today.

Hen Comb was looking outstanding in its white coat.
The heather hides the equivalent effect on Black Crag.

Looking north a short while later the frost has gone from all but the shadows by the wall,

but the snow on Low Fell is as bright as it was on Hen Comb.

The dogs were out and after their breakfast they just wanted to play.

Harry looks away in disgust as Dylan has stolen the tennis ball for the photo !

After a few suggestions from me they swapped sides . . . but Dylan really didn't want to swap the tennis ball !

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In the garden, the raised beds seem to be growing flower pots.

After breakfast I'll take them off and let the sun warm up the rhubarb.

Down in the paddock the calm air allows lovely reflections.

The stone seat and the Ash tree behind.
The smaller of the two weeping willows catches the sun.
Last week I was so impressed by the single beech in the woods . . .
. . . that I've transplanted one from my hedge to between the fruit trees.

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Outdoor flower colours are mainly yellow now that the snowdrops are past their best . . . indoors there is a greater variety.

Daffodils to celebrate March . . .
Our Amaryllis has slowly bloomed indoors.
Ann's Mother's Day flowers are still going strong.

After breakfast it could be time to plant some veggie seed in trays in the greenhouse

and to catch up on the other outside jobs now it is not raining.

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Technical note: Pictures taken with either Ann's Panasonic Lumix TZ60, or my Panasonic Lumix Gx8 Camera. .

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

This site best viewed with . . . Loweswater colours once again.

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