Wednesday, 4 December 2019
Geese in flight over Lakeland.
Clearing the decks a bit with this last gallery. A kaleidoscopic mishmash of the Lake District Weekend. On the Sunday it was a bright sunny morning- the first real sunshine on this trip so I was out again capturing autumn- but not and never alone. Nature- my eternal, constant muse, is always beside me. holding my clammy paw.
For anyone who watched the fascinating and vivid 5 minute microscopic sea life video I linked to a few days ago here's the companion piece to go with it. A spectacular light show highlighting a modern Noah's Ark of different animals splashed across the New York Skyline at night. A clever and thought provoking gallery. Liked the King Kong tribute climbing the Empire State Building.. Not much beats this effort for an eye catching display of colour in the darkness yet I was not aware of it happening until now.
Monday, 2 December 2019
Ullswater, above. After my early morning walk doing part of the Ullswater Way in the English Lake District on my own I fancied some company so I popped back to the hut to see if Graeme was still around as he was busy in the morning that day and had said he would not be free until lunch time. The weather had also improved as, although it was fine and dry for walking in reality, a light haze meant photography of the autumn colours looked 'milky' and I knew they would get clearer/better later on in the day with more sunshine, stronger light and shade around.
Golden bubble sheep. Picked for cuteness. Beatrix Potter loved this breed of sheep and used some of her book money to buy local farms and preserve this unusual breed, then in danger of being neglected but now very much an integral part of the Lake District Landscape. Herdwicks.
Not something, 'Bah Humbug', Calvin following, Scottish sheep can ever be accused of..." We get born, we eat grass, we die... what else do we need to know? We never smile. What is there to smile about!? Go away hill-walkers and leave us to get on with it. Death is the only certain joy in our life. "
And a link to one of the best and most unexpected wildlife videos you will ever see. Best Watched full screen. Honest. Tip. Just ignore the comments section in here- I always do :)