These are just snapshots…some day I hope to return, without children, and with the time and
space and quiet to take some more thoughtful photographs, but I am glad to have these photos that captured my favorite day in England. A new friend drove us all around a small portion of Cumbria…starting here around Derwent Water. This was my first glimpse when we got out of the car, and tho’ I tried to be a little more subtle in my reactions to what we saw all day, this really is what I felt, moment after moment..heart leaping, spirit floating, resisting the urge to lay myself down upon every obliging field and hillock.
After our long ramble around a portion of the lake, a boat ride (neither walk nor ride coming close to where Miss Potter was filmed or where the real Miss Potter spent many summers with her family), and a lovely vegetarian meal al fresco, we went on to briefly visit Keswick, then the Derwent Pencil Museum (delicious cream tea!), Castlerigg stone circle and home across fells with a stop halfway to let the fell ponies greet us through the open car windows and a three-quarters-of-the-way-home-stop at tiny whitewashed pub for the loveliest beer I’ve ever had.
Such a day.
*Please excuse the higgledy-piggledyness of the the alignment of my photos and text.
Blogger doesn’t seem to be agreeable to me making my photos larger than usual, tho it had better get used to it as my aging eyes prefer it!*
sarah May 24, 2011 at 8:18 am
Oh my heart aches to see such tranquil beauty! I’m so glad you had this lovely time in a very lovely place.
the wild magnolia May 24, 2011 at 12:38 pm
This land is one that wraps us in comfort and lush beauty. I would love to visit.
Thank you for sharing.
Dori May 24, 2011 at 2:29 pm
Beautiful…simply beautiful. My soul yearns to visit there. A year or two longer I must wait. Now back to your photos once again I go!
kkkkaty May 25, 2011 at 6:11 am
Thank you for the glimpse, Lesley! I, too, long to go there while I am still able.
walklet May 25, 2011 at 2:38 pm
I caught my breath when the first pic on your blog came up today! Thank you for posting about my favorite spot in the world and best days in England.
Laurie May 26, 2011 at 7:02 pm
Oh my goodness! I’ve got half Irish heritage, so have had there on my list of places to visit. I see I’ll need to add another to that adventure.
Dinahsoar May 28, 2011 at 11:03 am
What a beautiful part of England. The stone circles fascinate me.
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