Ambleside, Lake District

Ambleside

I love the Lake District and this short trip has made me realise how much I’ve missed it. I spent a lot of childhood holidays here but, since I’ve been in London, I’ve rarely visited. My last trip, before this one, was over ten years ago. I’m going to start visiting more frequently again. It’s so calming here and the views are so beautiful.

The weather isn’t great this week but, for me, the rainclouds just add to the beauty of the place.

 

Frozen Leaves

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While London isn’t nearly as cold as Kiev, there has been quite a cold snap since we got back from our trip. I love the frost on the leaves in the garden. It creates such beautiful patterns and textures.

Cobwebs

The clocks went back one hour this morning, as British Summer Time came to an end. I woke up and went to make myself a coffee. I looked through the kitchen window to see the garden shrouded in mist. There were so many cobwebs glistening in the gentle morning light. Autumn has definitely arrived!

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After the Storm

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We’ve had a really tremendous thunder storm today (by London standards, at least). The air became increasingly muggy from about 2pm and then, an hour or so later, the lightning started. The storm was directly overhead and the flashes of light and claps of thunder were quite intense.

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