Wednesday, 31 August 2011

A Day Out.


I am relishing the freedom of being able to drive again and today I drove through Wensleydale to Sedbergh to meet my God-daughter for lunch there. It was a grey day.
All the way along the route farmers had grass down for second-crop silage but there was slight rain on the windscreen of the car so the grass would not be drying.

I called in Westwood's very large second-hand Bookshop and found a Larkin book which had his 'Lines on a Young Lady's Photograph Album' in it. S read this at our Poetry meeting in the week - it really is such a lovely poem, so now I can read it whenever I wish to.

I stopped on the top of Sedbergh Moor on my return journey just to take this photograph of the Howgills for you to see. The valley on the right is the one which holds Cautley Spout - a superb waterfall. You can also see plenty of heather in full bloom - a delightful sight which would have been even better had the sun been out.

16 comments:

Heather said...

Even on a dull day those rolling hills are so beautiful. They remind me of the Malverns which are not far from where I live. I made a start on my course today - when I have completed Chapter 1 I will post it on my new blog. Enjoy your drawing, even though it is hard work!

Heather said...

Just had a peep at your other blog to see what task you have been set this time. Once again I have had to leave a comment here for you.
I always want to draw things with an outline. The sea urchin is very good - you are your harshest critic! Glad you are enjoying yourself even if it is hard work.

Pomona said...

It must have been so difficult for you not being able to drive - far worse living in the country, too. I don't know about you but we are half an hour's walk from the nearest bus stop, and even further from a train.

Pomona x

Gwilym Williams said...

Yes, Pat, enlarged I see all the sheep "each a specialist in his own field". A charming coincidence :)

MorningAJ said...

Gorgeous. Simply gorgeous.

Mary said...

As we still feel moist from the heat and humidity, it's really nice to enjoy your lovely pics of the cool English countryside readying for Autumn. Our birds won't fly further south for some time, and daytime temps. will stay high.............just as it starts to feel comfortable I have to leave on my next trip - mid-October.

Mary X

P.S. Glad you're able to drive again dear!

Penny said...

I know how you feel I have days when I cant drive and it feels so restricting, so glad you have your freedom again. Love that photo, maybe back in your area this time next year.

Dartford Warbler said...

Wonderful hills again.

Very good news that you are able to drive once more!

angryparsnip said...

Beautiful ! Even if it was a gray day it is still a beautiful view.

cheers, parsnip

Mimi Foxmorton said...

Seeing heather in full bloom is on my list of things to do........

;)

Bovey Belle said...

I think it's the Howgill Fells I used to see when I was driving up the M6 towards Brough to cross over to Durham (in Uni days). Stunning scenery.

I am so pleased you are able to drive again now. I would be lost without a car.

The Weaver of Grass said...

These particular hills look from a distance as though they are moss-covered - in fact of course it is grass.
Thank you for the comments. I shall visit you all.

Marja said...

What a beautiful place Glad that you can drive. I was a hopeless driver when I started and kept hanging in there No I am so happy as my car brings me to so many gorgous places.

The Solitary Walker said...

I love the Howgills, Pat - so lovely, and so little known, compared, say, with the Lake District or the Yorkshire Dales.

H said...

I love the hills. I drove north in Derbyshire today and could see the high heather coated moorlands in the distance. Suck a wonderful sight; so free and uncluttered. Somehow, up there, it is easier to think!

H said...

That should have been *such* of course. Sigh