Reflections in Windermere

This week’s photo challenge from the Daily Post is Reflecting.

Unlike parts of north America, the UK has been enjoying a spell of dry weather. Hubby and I made a trip to the western side of largest expanse of water in the English Lake district – Windermere. There was hardly a breeze and the waves were lapping gently on the shore.

The photo I have chosen is the one with the clearest reflections. What is different about this photo is that the white masts are strongly contrasting with the woodland behind them. This gives a clearer reflection than where the contrast is less. Reflections of the masts against the sky are less distinct.

Reflections in Windermere
Reflections in Windermere

I am planning to post other photos from the same trip in future posts in the Visitor Attraction category.

Walking back along Derwentwater

This is the fourth and final post in my series about a day in October.  I posted my photos taken on the way to Keswick in the first post.

The light changes through any day.  The sun shines from a different direction and clouds move into or out of the area.  In this case more clouds appeared as the day went on.  Walking in a different direction means that different views are more prominent.  I did turn round to take some of the photos I am posting here.

The view from Friar’s Crag (and other places along Derwentwater) is usually described as looking into the Jaws of Borrowdale.  Borrowdale is a valley among some fells, which are challenging for walkers.

My camera on my phone must have some clever software.  For certain shots it displays the word Backlight.  The sort of cameras I have used in the past did not take good photos looking towards the sun!

There are many kinds of habitat – Fresh water, running water, marshland, meadows, fells (Lake District hills/mountains), woodland and stony shorelines.

On our way back to the car park through the woods, acorns were dropping out of the trees around us.

Fitz Park, Keswick

This is the third post in my series about a day in October.

After an enjoyable lunch in The Wainwright, we went to Fitz Park.  The flooding caused by storm Desmond in 2015 led to the temporary closure of this park.  The River Greta flows through it.  After the river overflowed its bank parts of the park were unsafe.  Restoration work is still being carried out, but the park is returning to its former glory.

Like Hope Park (in a previous post) Fitz Park is managed by Keswick Town Council.  The park is divided by a road on which Keswick Museum is situated. We visited the part, which does not have a children’s play area and playing fields.  My photo for the miniature photo challenge was taken in Fitz Park on the same day.

There were representatives of all the seasons in flower at once! Rhododendrons, which flower in late spring were having a second turn. Potentillas, which flower in summer were still in bloom.  Winter jasmine was flowering in autumn.  They added colour and interest to the wonderful autumn shades.

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