I had plans yesterday to start my Christmas makes, I did make some coasters but the sun was shining and that’s when my plans went ” orff-piste”, we headed out for a walk.
It was a lovely day, we only planned a short low level walk but we did actually go off-piste and headed up a fell we hadn’t walked before. There wasn’t a path most of the way and the ground was quite wet and spongy as it was covered in sphagnum moss, it was worth the effort for the views.
We had the place to ourselves.
Grasmoor, (on the RHS) is one of my favourite fells although it’s been awhile since I’ve been up there. Yesterday the lighting showed up the truncation caused by the last ice age.
The moss and lichen textures were beautiful, and there were a few bleaberries left , a little treat to keep us going.
It was so warm I had a much needed to cool off at the beck.
We had a rest on Roy’s seat and took in a very special view, it’s one of my favourites, I never tire of it.
The rowan tree was looking at her best in her Autumn jewels, the bracken is turning rusty bronze now and the larches will be turning golden very soon.
Today it’s raining so I will get on with my Christmas makes, or that’s my plan.