Sunday, 27 September 2015

Sunday

Sunday lunch as I promised:   the best garlic mushrooms I have ever tasted.  Then fish pie with salmon, haddock and prawns.  Ate too much so no dessert, just coffee and a chocolate.

The farmer meanwhile, much more healthily, climbed Penn Hill in Wensleydale with seven friends, so I leave you with a lot of photographs which he took.   The weather was glorious, the sky clear.  I hope it stays that way for the eclipse tonight.   If you look in the distance of one of the photographs you will see Bolton Hall - the home of Lord Bolton (Orde-Powlett) and splendid building on the banks of the River Ure.   Enjoy.



The stone 'plinth' on the topmost point is where the beacon is lit for special occasions (like The Millennium).   Aren't we lucky to live in such a beautiful place?

23 comments:

Sue in Suffolk said...

Just googled to see how high Pen Hill is and Phew! what a climb - well done the farmer and thank you for sharing the lovely photos

Joanne Noragon said...

Storybook bucolic. Yes, what a wonderful place to live.

Heather said...

Wonderful views in all directions. Thank you to the farmer for taking such beautiful photos. You do indeed live in a lovely part of the country.

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

Stunning views.

Wilma said...

A wonderful place to walk with terrific views. You have history everywhere you look.

SandyExpat said...

Beautiful day for the farmer and pals to have final walk of the season. I enjoyed the photos very much. The farmer certainly earned his tea and I hope it included a large slice of cake.

A Heron's View said...

Splendid views Pat!
Walking is such good exercise too and your lunch has made my mouth water for fish pie is one of my favourite meals.

angryparsnip said...

Yes, you are so lucky to live in such a beautiful place.
Lovely views no matter where you look.

cheers, parsnip

Countryside Tales said...

Well now I have a craving for fish pie! Gorgeous views, what beautiful countryside :o)

John "By Stargoose And Hanglands" said...

Eh, it's grand is Yorkshire!

Penny said...

Beautiful. Your fish pie sounded good too.

Tom Stephenson said...

Lovely photos. In one, it looks as though there is a small nuclear bomb going off on the skyline.

Mac n' Janet said...

It is indeed beautiful.

Cro Magnon said...

I would offer to rebuild that collapsed pile; as long as I was delivered to the spot by helicopter every morning.

Rachel said...

How do you stay so slim?

Gwil W said...

The farmer has obviously recovered fully from his aches and pains caused by too much tractor time. Well done to him!

Dawn McHugh said...

How lovely the y had the weather on there side for the climb, stunning views, your lunch out sounds lovely we had garlic mushrooms for dinner last night as well :-)

Linda Metcalf said...

The history and beauty of your country.....amazing!

Frances said...

Oh yes indeed, you are very lucky to live in Yorkshire!

It's grand to see those fine photographs of a beautiful afternoon, and to see that the Farmer is well recovered.

(That lunch sounds very fine, too.)

xo

The Weaver of Grass said...

Thanks to you all for joining in and also for enjoying the views. Wish I could still climb. As for the farmer's aches and pains - he belongs to that school of thought that says you have to keep going however many aches and pains you have, otherwise you just stiffen up. I am sure he is correct.

Elizabeth said...

Now I have to make fish pie!
Not to mention go for a walk!

Debs said...

You certainly are :) And the garlic mushrooms sound delicious!

Terry and Linda said...

Your header is just beautiful! I love the "mother country" and would really like to travel there some day.

Linda
http://coloradofarmlife.wordpress.com