Sunday Memories

It’s Sunday, so here’s a few memories from one of my favourite places, the Lake District.

I haven’t visited for about two years now due to Covid etc and I’m really itching to get back there this year. I quite fancy going in Autumn when there are some beautiful colours in the trees & mountains and also some glorious sunrises and sunsets.

One of my favourite sunsets – Derwentwater SJ Butler
View of the boathouse at Grassmere – SJ Butler

 

Sunday Memories

It’s Sunday, so here’s a few memories from one of my favourite places, the Lake District.

I haven’t visited for about two years now due to Covid etc and I’m really itching to get back there this year. I quite fancy going in Autumn when there are some beautiful colours in the trees & mountains and also some glorious sunrises and sunsets.

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Golden Orange

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More scrumptious colours today SJ Butler Photography
Golden leaves – Sue Butler Photography
Mini pumpkins and gourds – Sue Butler Photography
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The weekend at last!

Good morning

Another frosty morning today! Rain is forecast for later on so any outside work needs to be done soon.

My order from Thompson & Morgan’s seeds came today. Lots of packets of little seeds of colour and happiness. I can’t wait to get back into my greenhouse to start planting.

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June Sunset

Sunsets, sunsets and more sunsets! Hope you like these montages of sunsets over the past few weeks, They have been stunning, too early for me to be up at sunrise at the moment so sunsets will have to do for now! As the Sun is low on the horizon at sunrise & sunset, sunlight has […]

June silence

Sorry for the silence but what a hot and sunny week this has been; of course now it is the weekend it’s gone cooler again! Have been very busy with work and the garden but I’ve got some stunning sunset shots. This is a quick phone shot, I’ll update with more later on.

Sunday Memories

It’s Sunday so let’s me take you back to some stunning sunrises and sunsets from a few years ago!

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Racing towards Christmas!

Here we are. Another weekend. Another week nearer to Christmas.

I keep coming home from work and adding a few more decorations to the house. At the moment Z cat does not seem very interested in the tree and I have kept tinsel to a minimum this year!

I don’t think that the weather can make it’s mind up this week. It’s either wet & mild or cold and frosty. I don’t know about you but i would love a white Christmas (as long as I don’t have leave the house!)

J cat admiring the Christmas tree – SJ Butler Photography

I will honor Christmas in my heart,

and try to keep it all the year.”

Charles Dickens
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Christmas Day

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Lake District Memories IX

“The Earth is Art, The Photographer is only a Witness ”
Yann Arthus-Bertrand


It’s Sunday so it must be visit the Lake District day! The Lakes are steeped in history and mystery with some stunning caves, stones and more. This week the Lakes a few of the beautiful water falls – enjoy and have a great Sunday.

Moss Force (top right, bottom middle & right) can be found in Newlands Pass, above Buttermere village. Access to Moss Force is fairly easy as the waterfall is roughly 220 yards from the road between Keswick and Buttermere.

The falls are an impressive sight after rain as torrents of water plunge 100 meters below.

Aira Force

Aira Force is a beautiful waterfall located just off the banks of Ullswater. Park at the National Trust car park and follow the Gowbarrow Trail through the forest, passing Aira Force to reach the summit of Gowbarrow.

This famous waterfall has been a popular attraction for over 300 years, and has even been written about by the likes of William Wordsworth in his poem Airey-Force Valley

Rydal

Rydal Falls is situated just off the A591 between Ambleside and Grasmere. It is a ten minute walk from Rydal Mount, once home to the poet William Wordsworth.


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Lake District Memories VIII

“The Earth is Art, The Photographer is only a Witness ”
Yann Arthus-Bertrand


It’s Sunday so it must be visit the Lake District day! The Lakes are steeped in history and mystery with some stunning caves, stones and more. This week we are having a look at some of the beautiful wild life that I have seen on my many visits to the Lakes.

Perhaps the most iconic of all of the wildlife that has found a sanctuary in the Lake District is the Red Squirrel. Native to the UK, its numbers have reduced significantly since the introduction of its cousin the Grey Squirrel.

The Lake District is one of the last remaining places in England where you can see the Red Squirrel with the largest population in England surviving here. You may also spot road signs alerting you to the possible presence of Red Squirrels, encouraging you to slow down!

Also, Herdwick Sheep can be found roaming freely throughout the Cumbrian fells. This iconic breed is native to Cumbria and it’s thought that 99% of the population live in within the county’s border.

All photographs are taken by SJ Butler Photography & must not be copied or reproduced without permission from SJ Butler – thank you

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Lake District Memories VII

“The Earth is Art, The Photographer is only a Witness ”
Yann Arthus-Bertrand


It’s Sunday so it must be visit the Lake District day! The Lakes are steeped in history and mystery with some stunning caves, stones and more. This week the Lakes in pastel – enjoy and have a great Sunday.

All images by Sue Butler Photography

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Dull November

Dull November brings the blast;

Then the leaves are whirling fast.

Sarah Coleridge
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Christmas Fair

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A change of weather

Well since November has started it’s been cold, damp and miserable. I can’t wait until shops start putting up their decorations in the run up to the festive season. There is nothing better than being out on a miserable day to see the twinkling of fairy lights. Does anybody else like seeing that?

Baubles – SJ Butler

November 5 is the 309th day of the year (310th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar; 56 days remain until the end of the year!

Also, 5th November will soon be upon us. For those of you not in the UK 5th November means Bonfire night with lots of fireworks and noise! I’m not a huge fan although I do love to see fireworks sparkling across the dark sky.

Remember, remember the Fifth of November,
The Gunpowder Treason and Plot,
I know of no reason
Why the Gunpowder Treason
Should ever be forgot

“Remember, remember the Fifth of November” or “Please to Remember” are variations of a rhyme that commemorates the day in 1605 when a group of Roman Catholics including Guy Fawkes, were caught in the act of trying to blow up the Houses of Parliament.

When news of the plot got out, Londoners were so relieved that the conspirators had been caught that they lit bonfires throughout the city as a celebration. Over the centuries thet celebrations have become more elaborate and now fabulous firework displays are a feature throughout England on the night of November 5th. A week or so prior to that, children make effigies of Guy Fawkes which they take door to door asking for ‘A penny for the Guy’.’ On Bonfire Night these Guys are traditionally burnt on top of a bonfire.

Festive York – SJ Butler
Festive lights
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