What a day! It began with small raindrops which looked like they might be settling into a steady drip, drap, drop, but by 11:30 am, the wind had begun to blow. As I served a tray of tea and biscuits to a newly arrived guest at our Bowness Bed and Breakfast in the bay windows of our guest lounge, I observed the effect of gusty winds on our poor plants: north westerly winds were bending them sideways so much so that they they had bowed down to touch their roots. Poor things – I hope they will survive! (See how gorgeous they were only days ago!)
However, wild though it may have been today, the Lake District remains nonetheless beautiful – albeit a feisty kind of beauty. One of my favourite websites is www.lakelandcam.co.uk where Tony Richards has today captured in a series of photographs a rain-soaked Lake District in all its soggy glory! I have faithfully relayed them in their original order of appearance on his website.
Lakeland’s hardworking Herdwicks continue unperturbed with their usual business:
A quizzical expression on a sheep? It brought a smile to my face.
The Lake District has a number of becks and waterfalls of varying sizes. This beck is threatening to morph into a waterfall!
It is still gusting now as I write. However, please do not let the weather put you off visiting the Lakes. There is a wild kind of beauty in the wind and the rain as you can see from the photographs above. All one needs to do is to dress for the weather, plan well for both indoor and outdoor attractions and activities, and thumb one’s nose at the weather!
I wonder what tomorrow will bring?
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