Sunday, 18 December 2011

I had to get out

Sunday 18th Dec. 2011
       This week has been changeable with much of the week having wintry showers and blustery winds  This morning I was like a caged animal, the weather was cold clear and frosty with a light covering of snow overnight which turned out to be very local, just in our immediate area.  None of our friends were available for a walk and my wife had a cold so to get some exercise I made for the Pennine tops to refuel the body and mind. This walk took me over Boulsworth Hill the highest hill in the Southern Pennines just short of 1700 ft This is as near a wilderness as one gets in our area where the hand of man as had minimal effect, the walk was around 4hours.
          From the summit there are commanding views over to Pendle Hill and the Yorkshire Dale and today the Howgills and Lake District Fells could be seen.

      One of several rainbows viewed from my bedroom window this week

        One of several panoramic views of Pendle Hill that I enjoyed today

                 Place the camera on self timer and hope for the best

                         Pendle Hill on telephoto zoom setting

                             The same view on wide angle

   The dead stalks of heather can look effective under freezing conditions

                                    The distant Howgill Fells

                                         Towards Halifax

             This clear visibility is not very common up in our misty hills


  1. Lovely rainbows and ice on the heather stems!

  2. Your photos are always so exciting to see and I often think about the beauty that you share... thanks so much... Larry

  3. Lovely pictures as usual. I particularly liked the double rainbow...two pots of gold and so close...perhaps you should do the lottery this week:)) Have a good Christmas

  4. Superb pics Dave!especially like the self timer one.
    Regards Colin.

  5. Oh beautiful landscape man...

  6. Fantastic photos of our beautiful countryside, Merry Christmas to you & yours.