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Wednesday, 23 January 2019

A room with a view . . .

I had an early appointment in Cockermouth and it was a tad nippy first thing.  Not for the first time I thanked whoever decided to fit heated seats in my Subaru, a luxury I've never had before.



The rest of the day was just utterly gorgeous, although when I tried to go for a local walk late morning I didn't get far as, despite wall-to-wall sunshine the tarmac was a sheet of ice.  As pavements are fairly uncommon around here, my road walk got cancelled.

It was Skiddaw's turn in the spotlight today



Although the fells above Loweswater were looking pretty good too



Grisedale Pike



Unimpressed and definitely not keen to leave her warm cave for the late afternoon walk.



Mega sized panorama, until the Blogger servers squished it into submission 😠😠



Taken with M's far-more-suited-to-the-Milky-Way 14mm lens:












19 comments:

  1. I love the photo of Skiddaw, and I don't blame Daisy for staying in her cave, bless her :) Weird weather here again today, dull then sunny, then so grey I thought it would snow again, followed by misty then clear, but sometime this evening there's been another light covering of snow :(

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    1. Daisy loves her little sheltered pods, some days we don't see much of her :-)

      Strange weather here too, cloudy overnight, damp underfoot but quite mild. However, when I was coming back from our first walk a gritting lorry went up our road.

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  2. Oh,gorgeous! I love your photos & have to laugh about your temperature. Ours is supposed to top 43 here tomorrow, 46deg more than than what you've shown so those photos definitely look enticing. Didn't have any internet for 2 days so am trying to catch before the photo hunt. Take care.

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    1. 46 degrees difference - when it you put it like, wow!

      Photo Hunt time again? I shall go and see what clever interpretations you have come up with. I am not going to put myself under pressure to join in this year, I shall just visit each month and be impressed by everyone's creativity :-). xx

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  3. Such beautiful views and I love to see snow covered mountains. I just hate ice underfoot and I don't blame you for nor risking it. You definitely have it much colder than we have it here. Aww and Daisy is looking gorgeous in her cave.

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    1. Cheers Eileen, I was planning a quick two or three-miler without Daisy but it was just too nasty underfoot. Maybe today, because it was damp and cloudy overnight.

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  4. Your photos of the snow covered peaks are wonderful:)

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    1. Thanks Rosie, bit different this morning - loads of cloud and I cannot see any of the hills!

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  5. We have wall to wall ice too. Plus the rest of the snow, that has not melted. Compounded by 100% rain and warmer temps. And guess re-freezing will happen tonight. Not for walking!!!!!!!!!

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    1. hate ice, hate the freeze-thaw-freeze cycle even more. Do take care, definitely not walking conditions. x

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  6. No decent snow here, just 'dandruff' on our local hills. The dales look nice and white on the horizon - when we can see them through our recent driech weather. Sigh. We did have one lovely day - blue skies, crisp under foot and chilly - almost a proper winter's day. But back to the grey stuff - good thing I am feeling a lot more robust this year!!

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    1. Wednesday seems so long ago now, although if the forecasts are correct we might get some bright days early next week.

      Take care dear Kate, I know you hate this time of year as much as me. xx

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  7. We had early appts last week too and I so agree aboutnheated seats the snow is very picturesque when you don’t need to go out in it.

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    1. I never understood heated seats until I had them! Tend to switch mine on in November and off again about March :-)

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  8. I have heated seats in my Jeep but what I truly appreciate is the heated steering wheel. It's just wonderful.

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    1. Heated wheel, oh my, you Americans have thought of everything :-)

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    2. Not just Americans, we have a heated steering wheel too :-)

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  9. Such wonderful photos! We had a bit of snow here in Mid Wales, but daylight is only breaking when I leave for work and it's going dark when I get home, so sadly I wasn't able to take any photos.

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    1. Thanks Nikki. It's brutal having to leave before it is properly light and not get home again until dark. Hope you got a little sunshine this weekend :-)

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