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Monday, December 28, 2009

Cumbria in Winter

The Fourth Day of Christmas and I hiked with Jill'n'Pete (my sister and brother-in-law) in wintry conditions to the top of Lowick Fell from which the snow-covered mountains of the Coniston Range were visible to the north. Here are a few images the recollect the hike.

We climbed above the layer of mist that lurked in the valleys

As the mist thins, the steeple of Lowick Green church appears

Near the top of the fell, the tarns are locked in winter's icy grip

The fells take on an tundra-like mantle...

...but across the valley a sheltered homestead with smoke rising
from a wood stove looks snug and inviting.

11 Comments:

Blogger Kiwi Nomad 2008 said...

This all looks stunningly beautiful... what colours!!! And I think you climbed more than just a rise ;-)

6:44 pm  
Blogger simon said...

Magic!

9:38 pm  
Blogger Barbara said...

How beautiful with the snow on the hills.

10:38 pm  
Blogger willow said...

Ethereal photos, Maalie!!

4:04 am  
Blogger lorenzothellama said...

Looks familiar!

5:46 pm  
Anonymous Ted M. Gossard said...

Beautiful. I especially like the blue sky against the stark cold mountains. Does look cold! Looks like some good exercise and fun.

3:24 am  
Blogger Martin Stickland said...

Happy new year Maalie and have a pint or two on me (you did get the cash didn't you?)

5:57 pm  
Blogger Sara said...

Beautiful in winter white...so different from our visit this past June, which was also beautiful, in a very green way!

7:29 pm  
Blogger donsands said...

A Happy, and Jolly Good, New Year to you, and yours!

I like your countdown clock.

9:22 pm  
Blogger abby said...

Happy New Year to you! with love from Shetlandxabbyx

11:38 am  
Blogger Ellee Seymour said...

Fabulous.

9:46 pm  

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