Sunday, 22 May 2011

Pastoral...


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.

12 comments:

  1. So beautiful and so well composed, Jenny!

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  2. Magic composition. A great place to visit in summer.

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  3. That is a magnificent scene, Jenny! You've captured the pervading serenity perfectly!

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  4. Very english! the colors, the stones, the wall, the quiet cows.. a perfect postcard.

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  5. I do love the English countryside. It is so varied. This pastoral scene makes me want to pull on my hiking boots.

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  6. Again a very nice picture with the lake and the cows. Top.

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  7. Well, you did it again...THIS is my new favorite! haha. That is just an amazing view. The perfect tree in the background looks like the perfect shade tree to picnic under or to hold a big swing.

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  8. Pastoral is just the right word for this peaceful scene. Pastoral. Just think about how the sound of the word conforms to its meaning . . .

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  9. Beautiful photo. I wonder if those cows are lying there wondering why they're so blessed to be lying in a beautiful pasture in such gorgeous scenery. There are a few farms in our area where the cows NEVER get outside. It's horrid.

    Those Herefords (??) look like happy cows.

    I'm wondering why the fence when there's a stone wall behind it. Isn't a stone wall secure enough?

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  10. That is so beautiful Jenny!

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  11. Love your photo- as usually- and this landscape is soooo very typical of the area you visited, I suppose...
    Lovely...

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