Tuesday, 7 July 2009

The English Countryside

Last month I flew over to the UK for a visit with family.
I stayed with my sister and her family in Cumbria.
The weather was beautiful and quite hot to begin with.
So the day after I arrived,
my sister and I decided to go for a short walk with our cameras.
She has a new camera too.

This mosaic is a compilation of some of the photos I took on that walk.
They are taken in Cumbria near the Eden Valley.

The countryside was beautiful.
Everything was lush.
The weather started out warm,
but got hotter.

The walk started out short,
but got longer.
We found some lovely long country lanes.
Where the air was filled with birdsong.

You have an idea from these two photos how far we walked.

We had lovely views from them into the distance.

We were enjoying the walk so much that
the half hour walk
turned into three hours!
I was keen to take lots of photos
as I remembered the last time I was in the UK
the weather was not conducive to taking good photos
and I was disappointed with the photos I brought back.
I think that made the walk longer
because the views were lovely eveywhere I turned.

I took this photo of a Blackbird feeding it's young
in my sister's garden the following day.
You can see that the weather has started to dull over a bit.
I'm not sure what the Blackbird is using as an impromptu feeding table.

I will leave you with some Sky Kisses
taken on our walk.


Anonymous said...

Thank you for sharing such beautiful scenery and I am so happy you had a lovely day weather wise.

Rosa-Munda said...

So glad the weather was sunny for your visit. What's the odds on that!! Lovely pictures. Ros

Anna said...

Stunning, what a beautiful walk!

kendalee said...

I can see why it kept drawing you farther and farther out... beautiful!

Daisy said...

Wonderful pictures and views, Lynne. I really enjoyed this.