I've been wanting to do something based on teasels for a while - and it took me a while to get there! Initially I had a blue background for sky and the teasels were too straight. I changed the background and curved the stems to give some movement. ....and enjoyed the free drawing with the sewing machine.
Sunday, 14 January 2018
A fairly dismal day, so we set off round Derwent Water. Some very 'atmospheric' views across the lake. The lake itself was quite low, which was good, and the path easy to find - although thanks to the developments at the Lodore Falls Hotel you can no longer skirt round the back of it - instead there is a very short stretch on the road. Nice to see the National Trust's centenary stone, which I have never seen before. The far side of the lake was relatively quiet and a late lunch in 'The Chalet' at Portinscale was very tasty. About 10 miles in total and a good walk out.
|Looking up the lake towards Borrowdale.|
|Heron; one of several coin-studded fallen trees; Lodore Falls - not exactly in spate!|
|Looking back down the lake towards Keswick.|
|A very obliging robin - Fawe Park.|
Friday, 12 January 2018
Wednesday, 10 January 2018
Monday, 8 January 2018
Sunday, 7 January 2018
How lucky were we to have a second consecutive Sunday with perfect high-level walking in the Lakes! The roads were slippery first thing so went down to Braithwaite rather than travelling too far afield. We were rewarded by another classic day - crunchy snow on the tops - paths not too bad and no wind to speak off. The Coledale round is a superb walk - 11 miles and cracking panoramic views - interesting coming off Causey Pike mind!
|Left: early morning over Skiddaw; across to Helvellyn; towards Crag Hill|
Right: towards the eastern fells; Blencathra; Sail
|Left: towards Grasmoor and bottom towards the Langdales|
Right: back towards Coledale Hause; from Eel Crag and Causey Pike.
|Lovely icy snow on the tops.|
|...and who had the best of days? ....|