The colours in the photo include grey and brown. On a walk along the cliffs we spotted some beach art using pebbles and seaweed. The wind was strong enough to blow me about as I attempted to take photos using the zoom facility on my camera. The one I am posting here is the best of the batch I took.
I have posted a few shots taken in Carlisle before – the tag cloud or contents page may help interested readers find them. On a recent visit hubby and I found some places we had not explored previously. A figure woven from natural material (willow?) outside a garden centre reminded us of some we had seen in Montreux, Switzerland.
Some decorative metal work could easily have been missed. I took separate pictures of the details in colour.
Insert with pointed tower
Insert with square tower
Skyline with tower
The red one is the same shape as the church on the skyline in the next picture. But what is the other tower?
The birds on the river are gulls in adult and juvenile plumage. Carlisle has three rivers, the Caldew, the Eden and the Petteril. Looking down at the Caldew it is difficult to imagine the amount of water, which caused the floods last winter. The railway line on the far side was flooded.
We were interested to note that river levels are monitored by the Environment Agency at this point and there are flood gates nearby, which are closed when the river level rises rapidly.
The weather was overcast, so the photos are rather dark. Later that day the sun shone brightly.
This week’s photo challenge from the Daily post is for Opposites. The photo I have chosen appeared previously in my post about visiting Wray Castle. The artist, who decorated this sheep, has a quirky sense of humour. Sheep are herbivores. Foxes are carnivores. They are perhaps natural enemies. The sheep is overlooking a garden centre.