Thursday, 31 March 2011

Spring Flowers around Durham Castle

University College Durham, is housed within the the castle or keep.

Canon 5D

Friday, 25 March 2011

Daffodils in Washington

Holy Trinity Church, the church on the hill. Washington village.

Alongside is Washington Old Hall, the ancestral home of George Washington's family, now owned by the National Trust. The gardeners have produced a fine floral display and an American eagle, fashioned using topiary.

Canon 5D

Tuesday, 22 March 2011

Thursday, 10 March 2011

Easedale from Grasmere - English Lake District

The walk up Easedale to Easedale Tarn from Grasmere is not particularly demanding and features an attractive waterfall en route.

Th stream flowing from Easedale Tarn has the picturesque name of Sourmilk Gill.

Looking back towards Grasmere

Easesale tarn

If you are daft enough to climb onto the crag high above the tarn this is what you see. It had the merit of being peaceful - you are rarely alone at the side of the tarn itself - just me, a couple of crows, and what sounded like a croaking frog or toad! If you click on this photo to get an enlarged view you should be able to make out lake Grasmere in the background.

An alternative route back follows the Far Easedale Gill. This view is looking away from Grasmere. I happened to glance back along the track and saw what turned out to be the best shot of the day! Worth clicking on to see large IMNHO.

Canon 5D

Friday, 4 March 2011

First signs of spring

Crocuses at Saltwell park - Gateshead

Horse chestnut buds

Mallard with amorous intentions!