I promised you a story of an amazing experience that happened to Joanne and I as we went for a walk in the countryside in the Lake District, near Beatrix Potter's home. Our favorite thing to do in the english countryside was to go for walks with our cameras in tow. The first morning we were ready to take a walk, but we stopped and felt the need to pinch each other, just to make sure that we weren't dreaming! The sight, the smells and the sounds were absolutely unbelievable! I felt like I had awoken in a dream land.
It was a lot to take in, the smell of flowers blooming everywhere, the sound of sheep baa-ing and the sight of meandering rock walls that you know were made by hand and the green of the fields were like no green I have ever seen. It was so invigorating and inspiring at the same time.
It was a gorgeous lake called Moss Eccles Tarn. It was owned by Beatrix Potter and she and her husband would take a boat out and row around on it during the summer evenings.
It was surrounded by patches of red and pink rhododendrons. It was stunning! But this was not what our Englishman friend wanted to show us! Don't worry! We continued on towards the edge of the lake and we could see something white in the distance. It was a pair of white swans and their babies! Which are called cygnets. Now we knew why he was carrying a bag of bread! He would come here often to feed the swans and they knew him well. We were so honored that he shared his friends with us. They were a beautiful sight to see.
Here are some links to places we visited.
Hilltop - Beatrix Potters home - http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/hill-top/
I created Work of Whimsy as an outlet for my creativity! I create christmas ornaments on my day job. I had so many ideas that I wanted to bring to life and this was the perfect way. I can create whatever I want and if I am lucky there is someone out there that wants to buy it! So far it is going better than I expected!