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" Good Morning Loweswater "

Date & start time:      24 - 28th November 2020. 

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

Places visited :          The garden and Grange Hotel, Loweswater.

Walk details :              Minimal.

Walked with :              Ann and the dogs, Dylan and Dougal.

Weather :                      All sorts of weather, including several nice mornings.

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November hasn't been the best month for weather, with the seasonal amount of rainfall making everything wet underfoot.

There have been some weather highlights including mist and low cloud effects

but my photos this time reflect a couple of sunny mornings plus other various goings-on in Loweswater recently.

This morning sun bursts through at the head of the valley, backlighting the bare winter trees.

The contrast in light was stunning so I zoomed in to highlight the different shades of light on the various fells.

Rannerdale is in silhouette to the left, High Stile, High Crag and Haystacks to the right and centre are seen in various shades of colour.

Haystacks overlooks Buttermere at the head of the valley.

Green Gable and Great Gable in the mist behind, their separation emphasised by the dip of 'Windy Gap' which is currently clear of cloud.

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The garden is looking bare and rather damp as winter sets in.

There are a few colours, the yellow of Welsh Poppies, the reds of the holly berries and the brown of . . . well check out the browns again !

On the feeder, one of two native squirrels that have been in the garden this week.

The red squirrels seem to be doing well in the valley generally this year and so are ours. 

They are certainly costing us a fortune in hazel nuts !

He eats or buries all the nuts from the feeder each day.

If there are none left then he'll turn to the black sunflower seeds for a snack.

His agility is wonderful to watch and it beats many a programme on television for general interest.

When he's not there the birds have more of a chance . . . including this spotted woodpecker who's a regular visitor as well.

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Saturday remained a fine day after the early splendour.

The crowds were out and the car park near us was full.

Ann and I decided to have a short drive . . . just to get out, but also to collect a few unsold Loweswatercam  Calendars from The Grange Hotel.

The lock-down regulations mean Lorna and Keith have had to shut the hotel and as a result there are no visitors to buy them.

The low sun is briefly obscured behind the north summit of Mellbreak, due to the date being so close to the winter solstice.

Loweswater (lake) itself as we drive down, or rather drive up the valley, towards the head of the lake.

Here the sun shines high over Burnbank Fell.

In the distance the prominent peak is Red Pike but the next 'bump' to the right is Pillar Fell in the Ennerdale Valley.

Looking the other way, Holme Wood is in shadow

but the sun shines again on the various lumps and bumps behind Hudson Place Farm.

A suitably distanced cuppa and a chat in Lorna's conservatory

and some rather nice cakes to take back along with her last two unsold calendars.

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After lunch the weather was starting to cloud over as I took the dogs on a short local walk.

It involved a traverse of the local lanes which are now in shadow.
It also included a visit to Godferhead Farm . . .

. . . where our arrival had been noted !

" . . . and who have you got with you today ? "
Dougal is not looking quite so sure of the situation !

In the early evening the two dogs were enjoying time out in the lounge, playing with a new toy.

It was a gift from Karen, the friend who took the early morning mist photos of our cottage recently.

This time her photo is of a West Coast sunset, taken at Whitehaven and featuring the old Haig Coal Mine buildings.

It also features the distant St Bees Light House seen between the two thin radio masts near the centre of the photo.

Many thanks for the use of the photo Karen . . . RmH

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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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