Sunday, 20 July 2008

Visit to the Lake District

I haven't spent much time in the studio this past little while. We did however have a little trip to the Lake District. We stayed on Bowness-on-Windermere in a hotel overlooking Lake Windermere. It was a lovely location.

This is the view from our room. A nice waslk down to the lake where we took a boat cruise around the lake. It was a bit drizzly the day we went but it didn't dampen our spirits.

We had wonderful walk up to Aira Force waterfall near Ullswater and took hundreds of photographs. It wasa lovely day and an excellent walk. You can see a nice little video here.

I call this the Money Tree. It's a felled tree which is covered in money. From a distance it looked as though it was just covered in moss but closer inspection revealed all the coins set into the wood. Forest art.

We visited Ambleside which was lovely and of course we had to visit Beatrix Potter's house at Hill Top.

As we walked along Windermere we spotted this little family - aren't they just gorgeous. We had a lovely time. Now I need to get back in the studio - I have some fabric rusting.


Joanna van said...

That's really interesting about the money tree. I wonder how the money got there? Did an artist embed the money?

Sandy said...

What a beautiful place. I'm glad you had a good time.

Shirley Goodwin said...

Oh I like that money tree! And we seldom get the lovely white swans here, mainly the black Australian ones.

Dianne said...

Oh fabulous pics Carol, I've been interested in the Lake distict since they always mention it on Coronation Street:):)
It is a very beautiful place.
I saw the Beatix Potter movie and really feel in love with the place.
Thanks for sharing...