Autumn in the Lake District

Last week I was in the English Lake District, perhaps my favourite place in the world . The natural beauty is stunning, even when it is raining.  Rays of sunshine highlight the hills and valleys accentuating the beautiful depth of the landscape. I have tried to capture this in these photos.

Lake District

The quote below is from Alfred Wainwright, the famous author of fellwalking;

“Yet more and more people are turning to the hills; they find something in these  wild places that can be found nowhere else. It may be solace for some,  satisfaction for others: the joy of exercising muscles that modern ways of  living have cramped, perhaps; or a balm for jangled nerves in the solitude and  silence of the peaks; or escape from the clamour and tumult of everyday  existence. It may have something to do with man’s subconscious search for  beauty, growing keener as so much in the world grows uglier. It may be a need to  re-adjust his sights, to get out of his narrow groove and climb above it to see  wider horizons and truer perspectives…. Or it may be, and for  most walkers it will be, quite simply, a deep love of the hills, a love that has  grown over the years, whatever motive first took them there: a feeling that  these hills are friends, tried and trusted friends, always there when needed. ”

Ann-Marie x

 

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