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" Fine Winter Weather "

Date & start time:    Friday/Sat 1st/2nd February, 2019. 

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

Places visited :         Local walks to the Pine Tree and Foulsyke amongst others.

Walk details :             Local walks and a drive ... neither timed nor measured.

Highest point :          Just being here.

Walked with :             Ann walked with Joan, our dogs Max, Dylan and Dougal on one walk.

Weather :                    Sunshine and blue skies.

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The fine weather at the start of February was what all good winter weather should be,

a covering of good mountain snow combined with a sunny, blue sky days.

To make life easier all round, the snow has stayed on the fells and the valleys roads are clear, the best combination of all.

We are often fortunate to have a nice view to wake up to in the mornings !

Time to feed the dogs and feed the birds.

The frost and slight snow on the ground is fast disappearing.
Sunshine to the south but a grey cloud in the Keswick direction.

A close up of Great Gable a short while later.

Zooming in on the winter conditions . . . beauty and the beast no doubt.

Swing left to somewhere I haven't walked, scarambled or climbed . . . the sheer front of Grasmoor.

Time to let the dogs enjoy the outdoors . . . Ann takes them for a walk down towards the lake.

Rannerdale Knotts with two Swaledales that wouldn't stay long enough to have their photo taken properly.

On a second walk she took the dogs across the fields in the opposite direction.

This is the bench in front of Foulsyke House . . . the one shared by "Tommy".

The strange thing about Tommy is that occasionally he can be ignored as he can't be seen . . . but his memory  does lives on.

The person he represents would have seen and remembered this view himself, but he died in the Great War . . . just a thought.

Ann met up with our neighbour Joan and dog Max from across the fields . . .

so together they continued on up towards the pine tree.

Branching out . . . the late afternoon sun colours the valley in a slightly different way.

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The following day I had a few local deliveries to do

so I travelled round the same fields and roads

and the weather was perhaps even more beautiful.


Did I say it was cold ?


The starry nights and morning frost were beautiful

but my neighbour will have a little work to do

when he next passes his outside tap.



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Sue's horses are enjoying the fields and the sunshine.

Another walks across from the Mellbreak direction.

Ross's wildlife pond, behind Godferhead, one field away from the public footpath.

A small stand of two scots pines at the entrance of the drive to Wood End.

Mellbreak seen between the Church and the pub.
Grasmoor around the corner.

The low afternoon sunshine today is starting to cast shadows on the Whiteless Pike snow.

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With the the mild winter,

especially the warm temperatures of December and January,

the spring bulbs have developed early.



The snowdrops, usually the first out

have a natural defence against the cold frosts.


With the incentive of warmer afternoons and more daylight

they are starting to bloom here close to Kirkhead Farm

and also back in our own garden.

It may be cold but Spring is on the way.



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We have perhaps one of the best village halls in the country for views . . . on a day like today

Another afternoon draws to a close with the deepening of colours of the sunshine on Grasmoor.

Like Ayres Rock . . . but not so far to travel.

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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.

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