If one wants to experience all seasons and all varieties of seasons in one day, the Lake District National Park must surely be on the MUST EXPERIENCE list. Yesterday was possibly the oddest day of the year so far weather-wise: warm bright sunshine; drizzle and rain; sleet; and . . . wait for it . . . snow! Inbetween there were variations on the ongoing theme: cloudy skies with peekaboo sunlight shining through; small and larger flakes of snow; small droplets of rain in interchanging dance moves with fat raindrops; sleet so fine as to resemble raindrops and so slushy as to be snow-like. It was like watching a real-life weather documentary showcasing different aspects of UK weather all within a few hours.
BUT – AND THIS IS A HUGE BUT – THE SUN ALWAYS SHINES AGAIN – AND QUICKLY!
The end result of yesterday’s weather display was a gorgeous stunning sunset at 8:45 pm. I was watching Masterchef and did not want to miss any of it by going for the camera so that I could take some photos of the sunset over Lake Windermere that we see from practically all our windows. However, the atmospheric display finally compelled me to do so – and here are some of the results. I took these photos from the guest lounge windows.
Meanwhile, today’s rather dull start to the morning has turned into a bright and splendorous day. As I type, I can see our brightly hued flowers basking in glorious sunshine whilst sun-touched foliage waves languidly in the breeze. On the hills, the fallen snow of yesterday glows brightly white under the afternoon sun. I feel for those weather forecasters sometimes: Bowness’ weather will often do its own thing because of the fells which surround us, hence, it is never possible to be 100% accurate about the weather in our part of the woods.
If the weather is putting you off from visiting the Lakes this May Bank Holiday long weekend, please don’t let it do so. We are enjoying absolutely lovely weather as I write right now, although I don’t know whether the weather will change after I publish this post. However, there are always things to see and do whatever the weather. And, of course, the wonderful Lake and fell views from our rooms are always there for our guests to enjoy come what may, rain or shine.
If you are game, then do make a last minute booking with us at Blenheim Lodge. Prices start from the princely sum of ONLY £52 per person per night, including, if you wish, a breakfast of local produce, handmade by Lakeland butchers. I am sure you will have a great time here!
Blenheim Lodge . . . panoramic Lake views, peace and tranquillity, nestled against acres of beautiful fields and woodlands, in the heart of the English Lake District National Park.’
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