Rydal Water is an attractive little lake, nestled between Grasmere to the north and Windermere further south. The valley in late spring is filled with a hundred different shades of green, with hawthorn blossom, bluebells and wild garlic (ramsons) adding highlights here and there. These cows seemed to be anticipating rain (and they were not disappointed!) - or is it an old wives' tale that cows lie down when it's going to rain? Although I didn't get the hoped-for reflections on the lake, nevertheless bits of blue sky added soft toning to the water.