Tuesday, 22 December 2009

Winter Wonderful!

The view this morning........I love it!!!
It's been snowing on and off since Saturday, and no chance of driving out anywhere to get supplies. It came as a bit of a relief to see the snowplough (Tractor) coming up the road.

Just some of the massive piles of snow that have been shovelled out of the way.

Thursday, 17 December 2009

Wetherlam this morning.

I was up with the larks this morning in the anticipation of snow showers and beautiful light. As I walked up onto Holme Fell I was not disappointed! The views that met me chilled the toes but warmed the soul.

Monday, 14 December 2009

It's official - Santa has sacked Rudolf!!!!

Here are a few photo's to sum up the weekends activities. Due to the lack of snow Santa decided that a different mode of transport was necessary.

Frost in Buttermere!

The sun never reached the valley bottom, it remained icy and cold all weekend. The poor folks stood at the bottom watching Einich and I searching the fell side remained in the shade all day. My thanks go to out to them and also to the "Dogs Bodies" who volunteered to sit out all day and hide for me.

Sunday - an easier day!!

or maybe not....
We had a practice session with the RAF winching dogs and handlers into the aircraft. Unfortunately, but, to the amusement of onlookers, I ended up wearing Einich on my head like a hat! I've got the claw marks on my helmet as a reminder of the day.

Who looks the happiest!!

or these....

Friday, 11 December 2009

Sketching is what you make it.

Glen FeshieI produced this sketch a while back on a piece of photocopy paper. Sometimes I find the less precious the paper is, the more I tend to relax and sketch freely. It's only paper after all!
Some of the greatest architecture was produced from ideas first created on a piece of scrap paper.

Tuesday, 1 December 2009

Ben Alder Landscape

Ben Alder Stone - Helen Howe

A fellow dog handler and friend sent me this photo of a miniature landscape while she was on a backpacking trip near Ben Alder. She admitted there was only so much you can carry and drew the line at carrying a rock around in her sack for several days. Instead, she took this photograph!

I think it's fantastic....Anybody else have any of these little gems?