Last Summer I sat with camera on the lawn and took some photos that became the post on the Eden Valley sunset.. However, as I currently live in these parts of Cumbria, I do spend more time early in the mornings out wandering the valley with the hounds. Autumn in the Eden Valley, Cumbria is especially great for the morning dog walk, the sunrises can be dramatic, different colours and full of variety. You never know how it will be from one day to the next, not a bad thing at all..
Some days purple, some days pink or orange, very rarely is it exactly the same. If I have done the dog walk pre dawn I can get my kick-start for the day by grabbing a coffee, sitting in the garden and enjoying the peace as the colour comes alive. Most of these pics here are snapped from just a smartphone, the things you gain just by being ‘up and at em!’ Even the birds have got used to me pottering about.. The blue tits have started coming to me now whenever their seeds have run out as if to remind me.
Of course, this is Cumbria! Sun every day? Haha alas no but that doesn’t mean it makes that morning glimpse of sunrise any less spectacular. Clouds do add a sense of vast drama to the scene.
Then, there is something else that occurs lots in the Eden Valley… mist! If you are ever up on the pennines or over on a lake District Fell, looking down on the Eden Valley early in the morning… you may see it blanketed in mist, however, if you are within and as it rises the valley can show its beauty even without the sun itself.
My favourite time of day. The hounds love it too. So I have no doubt that there will be plenty more sunrise pics and scenes to come as well as all I have shown from around the world in the past. I will show more from lands afar, more from felltops like the dawn from the summit of Helvellyn for instance. But one thing is for sure, the sunrise on my doorstep is one to savour in itself.