Sunday, 4 October 2009

Above Windermere

One of the things about been self -employed you can pick which day you would like the weekend to be. The weather choose Thursday, it promised a sunny day with no winds and it was right! Another plus the fells and roads would be quieter so we would be able to get a car park easier.One of the joys about doing the 'Wainwrights' you discover areas of the Lakes that you wouldn't normally go to. I had never heard of Sallows and its sister fell Sour fell it promised views down Windermere and the surrounding hills. After 15 minutes of walking I came across this Foxglove, now I thought it was Autumn but obliviously this little foxglove had other ideas.This is a classic south lakes view with more rolling hills, twee villages and craggy mountain tops.I do live in a beautiful part of the world.

This shows the beauty and length of Windermere and it's tiny Islands.

This view and walk inspired the painting below.

Oh I couldn't resist this little Herdy! he looks like a Kiddies toy sheep with wheels. This one is for Ben who was slightly sarky about my recent Sheep photo's, but all in good humour! Over a fantastic Indian meal at Mik and Alisons last night.
'Above Windermere' painted in watercolours on Arches paper and inspired by a beautiful walk on a glorious sunny day Here's a link to Bens Blog Mik and Alisons Web site

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