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" Misty Mornings and a Birthday "

Date & start time:      9th - 11th November 2020.   An early start.

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

Places visited :          Local photos plus others from Stickle Tarn.

Contributors :            Extra pictures from Karen Murphy, Nigel Butler and my grandson.

Highest point :           The icing (and candles) on the cake.

With :                             Ann and our dogs, Dylan and Dougal.

Weather :                      A beautiful early morning in prospect.

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Imagine . . . the grand scenery has been constructed and places strategically about the stage,

the house lights have been dimmed and the smoke machine started up.

The order has been given for the stage manager to turn up the blue lighting controls . . . the world starts to come alive.

Loweswater around 7 am on Sunday the 9th November.

Gradually the other lights start to kick in, the red stage back-light brightens and bit of green is added to balance and blend the blue

creating a more 'white' appearance, bringing out the detail in the artist's work.

Within five minutes it is bright enough to see the overall scene,

the fells, the valley, the mist inversion, which all gradually change colour before your eyes.

To the left houses appear out of the mist. . . and in there Roger and Ann sleep quietly . . . Zzzz !

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[ Well you didn't think I'd be up at this time of the morning if I had the chance of a couple of hours more sleep ? ]

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My thanks to Karen who was up and awake and enjoyed the sights that we missed.

She was kind enough to let us see and use her photos, allowing us to also partake in the unfolding scenes that she experienced that morning.

Words are my own by the way !

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Time passes and we change to my camera now . . .

I was up for sunrise . . . that is the time that the sun rises above the fells . . . a more reasonable 9 o'clock.

The early valley cloudiness has nearly faded and the mist is now only sitting as a grey sheen above the lake and river.

I walk down into our paddock to catch the view over the pond.
Grasmoor is clear but the mist swirls very gently about its feet.

The low sun catches that slowly moving mist

and highlights it against the silhouetted backdrop of the fells.

Full sunlight over Gillerthwaite, with a clear blue cloudless sky to the south east.

A wider photo combining the most wonderful morning cloud effects over Whiteside and Grasmoor.

Here you can see the autumn colours of the Oak trees and the contrastingly bare branches of the Ash which has already lost its leaves to winter.

All the stage lighting is increased to full power, the brightness beautifully illuminating the many oak trees in the field adjacent to our house

and with the light, the warmth is starting to return to the valley . . . Oh well, enough of soliloquies, time for breakfast !

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For the rest of the day the weather turned poetic, going from "Bard to Verse"

and by the late afternoon the wind and rain was obscuring the scenery.

All too soon the daylight was ending and it was time to turn the house lights on for the rest of the evening !

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However, during the day we did receive a few older 'reflective' photos sent in to us by a friend and regular Loweswatercam viewer . . .



Hi Roger,

I saw your photos of the Buttermere circuit yesterday


and it (the pines reflections) always bring back

memories of a walk with Alan and the walking group

back in November 2005, when we did the Langdale's via

Jack's Rake from the Dungeon Ghyll.

It was a beautifully crisp day, and here are 4 photos

from that walk, taken by Russell.

I particularly like the number four with the Cormorant

and Goosander.

Best wishes from

Sue, Me (Nigel) and Elaine Hewitt.


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Cormorant and Goosander.

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Time moves on a couple of days and Ann's year would not be complete without a cake and birthday candles

a delightful surprise from friends Sophie and Chris who live locally.

My son Gareth and grandson Luke sent us a WhatsApp video

Click here or on the photo for a short rendition.

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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 . . . a surprise birthday cake delivered by friends.

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Previous walk - 6th November 2020 - Autumn Mists and Sunshine

A previous time up here - 22nd August 2013 - Alan and Nigel's 214 - Mellbreak

Next walk - 14th November 2020 - Wood House Meadows Walk