THIS WEEK:

Wednesday 27th

On the road from Fell Foot to Blea Tarn, a wee bit of snow or hailstones on Swirl How

and a couple of cars on the Wrynose road

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around Blea Tarn from the car park

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above, one of those brighter intervals

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close-up on Pavey Ark from the Side Pike cattle grid

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daffodils at Blea Tarn House

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from the Side Pike cattle grid, sunshine and hail showers in Mickleden

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dark shower clouds over Coniston Old Man just now.

Tuesday 26th

Glorious cherry at Hayes Garden World, Ambleside

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along Lake Road

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a walk up to Ivy Crag on Loughrigg, from Tarn Foot

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hardy campers at Tarn Foot campsite

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Ivy Crag

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to Windermere

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Great Langdale

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hail showers coming from the north-east ...

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the white lines; hail passing the lens and us at high speed

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Windermere shining levels

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down to Ellers Brow, two sturdy jacobs determined to block our path

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5.45 pm. showers and blue sky over Grizedale.

Monday 25th

Clear and bright at Shepherd's Bridge, High Yewdale

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gorse reflected in the clear water

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The Pikes in sunshine from High Close

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Wetherlam and Lingmoor Fell

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a 555 Kendal bus waiting for the Keswick shuttle in Grasmere

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our acer at the garden centre

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blackthorn at Sawrey Ground

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early evening sunshine on the Coniston fells.

Sunday 24th

Cloudy over Morecambe Bay, on the coast road from Ulverston

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another visit to the South Lakes Safari Zoo at Dalton in Furness

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kangaroos relaxing in the kangaroo house out of the cool wind

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on the hill with peacocks, and ring tailed lemurs

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including a tiny one

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being kept warm with a tail

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nearly feeding time for the giraffes

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too close to a jaguar

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Coniston, from Brown Howe.

Saturday 23rd

Silecroft Beach, a cold wind here this morning

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Sir Benjamin can't resist the cold water of the Irish Sea to follow a stick

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the horns of a Jacob sheep with the Wasdale fells as a backdrop

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the railway viaduct, Eskmeals

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on the platform of the Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway

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'Lady Wakefield' preparing to depart to Dalegarth

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the guard whistles all clear, spot on time

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daffodils on the main line station platform

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Ravenglass, just about high tide

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returning over Broughton Moor, the sunshine is being replaced by more cloud over the southern fells

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a bracken fire next to the A593 at Lord's Wood, Torver.

Friday 22nd

Another glorious sunny morning, by the top car park, Tarn Hows

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the gate to Sawrey Ground, part of the estate before the tarns were created

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The Pikes

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not a cloud in the sky, just about

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the larch, well and truly green

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Wetherlam.

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