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Date & start time: Sunday 20th December 2009.
Location of Start : The red phone box, Loweswater , Cumbria, Uk ( NY 143 211 )
Places visited : The garden and the road outside . . . no distance this morning so far.
Walk details : Ooh . . . barely 50 yards
Highest point : The change of colour of the scenery.
Walked with : Nicole, Ann and the dogs, Harry and Bethan.
after light overnight snow.
Our visitor Nicole is over from Australia (via a year out in London) so we treat her to the sights of our Lakeland in Winter.
Snow is not new to her but the Lakes are so we start with some local views.
Local . . . they are all within fifty yards of the breakfast table.
The Puffins look more like Penguins as we wake to a snow covered landscape.
Across the fields towards Loweswater Church as a heavy snow shower passes through.
The bird table is empty and all the birds are waiting for the morning task of feeding the birds to be done.
Fairy lights on the tree ? . . . no reflections of the inside lights on the double glazing . . . and yes it was deliberate.
Our Red Squirrel joins us now the nuts have been replenished.
He uses the bird table roof as a shelter ( again the photo was taken through the glass ).
Close up of a female Chaffinch waiting for her turn on the table.
Prior to a longer morning walk we had a quick look around outside.
Our neighbour ( in the red coat ) is spreading a little road salt on the steep hill behind the Cottage.
( Rose holiday cottage is vacant over Christmas this year by the way . . . anyone fancy a last minute break ? )
Nicole playing with Harry outside the home of Loweswatercam.
Despite our location close to the high fells, this is the first significant snow to have settled on our road in several years.
Behind the Church is the Kirkstile Inn, where we would enjoy a hot mulled wine in a few hours time,
but before then we need to wrap up warm and take Nicole for a local walk down to the lake.
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Technical note: Pictures taken with either Ann's Canon 75 or my Canon G10 digital camera.
Resized in Photoshop, and built up on a Dreamweaver web builder.
This site best viewed with . . . a bright red local landmark.
Previous walk - 19th Dec 2009 A short wintery tour of the Eastern Lakes
A previous time up here - 17th December 2007 Frosty Rannerdale and more
Next walk - 20th Dec 2009 A walk to Crummock in the snow