AMBLESIDE: Lake Windermere

An Autumn Day in Ambleside.

Blue Skies and Sunshine….. ……..for a few short hours on Saturday in the Lake District. Now that we are well into autumn we jump at every opportunity to get out on a sunny day. We are so lucky to have the Lake District about a one-hour drive away. (It used Read more…

Weather station stone Hardrow Scar Waterfall Dales Yorkshire smile on Saturday

Smile On Saturday: Hardraw Scar Weather Station

Smile on Saturday! A new series starts here today. In this series I’ll be showing sights I’ve seen on my travels which have made me smile.  I hope you smile too. Week 1: Hardraw Scar Waterfall’s unique Weather Station: (Sometimes “Hardraw” is spelt “Hardrow” and “Scar” is sometimes “Scaur”, all depending Read more…

Dappled Sunlight on Berries Mere Sands Wood macro monday

MONDAY is MACRO DAY: WEEK 7: Dappled Sunlight

Dappled Sunlight in a Magical Wood. Mere Sands Wood Nature Reserve is  a small wood of about 100 acres in West Lancashire. The reserve comprises lakes, mature broadleaved and conifer woodland, sandy, wet meadows and heaths. It’s  described on Lancashire Wildlife Trust’s  website as A wildlife-rich haven in the heart Read more…

Crackpot village road sign Yorkshire Dales

Is there really a place called Crackpot? YES! There is!

Crackpot ! The Yorkshire Dales does have beautiful villages with wonderful names. And, no I haven’t made it up. It is in Swaledale. Here it is on the map:   It’s easy to find. You just follow the sign:   It’s a tiny village with a few cottages and some Read more…

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