Monday, 19 March 2018

Buttermere oil painting

Following the walk around Buttermere's the oil painting (60cm x 60cm). I enjoyed the crags of Haystacks - challenging though when you realise most of the painting is crag! I'll take a better photo tomorrow, when it's a better light,  as it should make a nice new card.

Sunday, 18 March 2018

Icicles and spray - Crummock Water.

The ice was superb today. Slippery underfoot, but the waterfall off Mellbreak was great. Also, because if the wind the waves were being whipped up and rolling down the lake - where they met the shore they spray froze instantly!

Round Crummock Water walk

With a similar forecast to yesterday the tops were out of question, so we went back to Buttermere and this time walked around Crummock Water. There were very few people out and the ground was pleasantly frozen - it would have been distinctly boggy otherwise. Superb views and nice to see a wheater - maybe spring isn't too far off!

Looking down Crummock Water as we drove down to Buttermere.
Gorgeous belted-Galloway cattle.

Cold but glorious.
Looking up Crummock Water towards Buttermere.
Looking back up Crummock Water from the southern end. 

Saturday, 17 March 2018

Round Buttermere walk in flurries of snow.

Not the best of forecasts, minus 1 degree Celsius and 20 mph winds at low levels, so we decided on a walk around Buttermere Lake. Spectacular views with snow showers and small water spouts being blown down the lake. Lovely Herdwick sheep as usual too.

Thursday, 15 March 2018

Looking up Eskdale

Last year - see the blog for Friday 29th July -, we walked up Eskdale. It's the most beautiful river with lovely pools and waterfalls .....finally this photograph became a 113 cm x 70 cm oil painting.

Wednesday, 14 March 2018

Carneddau ponies - photographs....

Molly has been out and about collecting more hormonal data - love the photos! Reading around the topic I gather that, now declared as an genetically exclusive population, the ponies were once threatened with a mass cull, by Henry VIII, as they couldn't carry a knight in full armour!  

Tuesday, 13 March 2018

Progress so far ...

It was so frustrating leaving this painting half way through to go to work....and then the light had gone when I got home....tomorrow is the scary bit ....waterfalls and pools!