A good few weeks ago my Mum, brother and I went down towards Ullswater for a change of scenery and a wander around and along the stunning lake there. The roads, villages and towns which are in and around the area are always really nice to visit, and while the main route to Ambleside and Windermere was still being fixed from the December floods, it's been the nicest detour through rolling countryside and mountains, so you won't hear a single complaint from me.
Peering through the trees and vegetations growing along the cliffs and around the lake made it feel hidden and magical! I felt like I was on the lookout for mermaids and sirens by peeking out through all of this greenery!
There were clumps of heather flowers growing along the cliffs here and the pops of pink against the green was beautiful to see. Definitely an area where I think fairies would be hiding!
There were trees growing out of the cliffs and twisting this way and that as they leant out over the water. The textures and patterns on the trunks are always interesting and the different shapes they created was amazing. It always astounds me the places you find plants and trees growing in - nowhere is too much of a challenge for them!
I loved the ripples on the water in these two photos. It was really nice to sit and watch the wind play on the surface of the water for a while.
With the trees and the mountains it was incredibly calming, even with the skies sporting some darker clouds in the distance.
We managed to dodge the rain so it was all good!
Views like these were just the kind of thing needed on a grey day!
I'm linking up with the lovely Jen for Photo Friday today.
Have a lovely weekend all!