The Eden Valley, Cumbria. I have been nomadic all my life since being a teenager. From born and bred Oldham, through a few moves around Europe and a few years back in Saddleworth, I have found myself the last year in a settled home, nestled in a gorgeous valley between the mountains of the Lake District and the peaks of the northern pennines and Yorkshire Dales. The great outdoors one step out the door, nature at every turn and views beyond views. Hikes and climbs great and small galore. ‘Right up my street’ ya know A wonderful place to come back to after some travels.
Being such a great wide rolling valley formed by huge glaciers the Eden Valley area gets a micro climate whether the winds come from east or west. I can be lazying in the garden, sun on my face whilst looking at deep dark clouds hiding the tops of England’s highest peaks. I can also be watching the rain fall out the window but a line of blue sky appears under the clouds above the pennines that have blocked the greyness going over. Yes, it all leads to oft occurring dramatic skies. Especially at sunset. One day this week I took a few brief shots as I watched the sun go down amongst the clouds.
Tomorrow it could just as colourful yet totally different. I find it a great time for the evening hound walk. A great time to reflect on a great day or to think of whatever may lie ahead. The sunrises the other way are just as great. One day I should take my camera out on the early walk.
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