Category Archives: Lake District Flora

Nature notes

Nature notes from Low Hall Lake District country cottage, which is a real wildlife haven just now. It is just a week before Easter, and spring is here.  Last weekend we saw a hare run across the cottage lawn, following … Continue reading

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sunshine, showers, sheep and flowers

The weather has been very changeable.  After strong winds and heavy rain, everything looks washed new, bright and fresh. The sunshine today was so warm and full of spring, I found myself outside with the camera again.  All the daffodils … Continue reading

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First daffodils at Low Hall

The first daffodils at Low Hall opened fully on 9 March 2011.  This  photograph was taken this afternoon, just opposite Low Hall Cottage. They will be the first of many.  The daffodils that line the drive are ready to flower. There are other glimpses … Continue reading

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sunshine and sheep

It is the end of February, and after a wet and windy day yesterday, today the sun shone all day, here at Low Hall holiday cottage. Here are some photographs from the garden, taken around 2pm today. The first primroses … Continue reading

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Spring is just around the corner

After all the wind and rain, the sun has come out today, and here at Low Hall, there are carpets of snowdrops everywhere.  Six mallards rose from the pond as I opened the garden gate, which was a very beautiful … Continue reading

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Keswick Jazz Festival

Jennings and Jazz combine at the Keswick Jazz Festival, which hosts 124 jazz events this year, in 16 different venues, providing a mecca for jazz musicians and enthusiasts from all over the world.  Music and mountains are an idyllic combination.. … Continue reading

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Words by the Water

Cumbria’s own exciting literary festival runs from 4th March until 13th March 2011 at Theatre by the Lake Keswick.  Guests include Melvyn Bragg (the president of Words by the Water); Polly Toynbee; Blake Morrison; Joanna Trollope; Tony Palmer; AC Grayling; … Continue reading

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