Black and White Sunday: Countryside (and an ideal dwelling)

Grasmere ‘Cottage’

The Lake District lies in north-west England and is one of the most beautiful regions in the country, if you like lakes and hills. High hills as seen behind this pretty house which is located on the banks of Grasmere lake. Surrounded by a pretty woodland garden, this sturdy stone-built house has curved sash windows, an extended roofline and a covered verandah. I could see myself sitting on that verandah on a swing seat piled high with cushions, a cat curled up in the sunny spot, a table cluttered with garden magazines, potted plants and coffee cups…

Lambs gambolling in the fields

…admiring the view

Lake Grasmere

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I have lived in the UK for most of my life, but when young I definitely had wanderlust and even ended up living in South Africa for several years which was a wonderful experience. I now look forward to a long and leisurely retirement doing what I like most - gardening, photography, walking and travelling.

17 thoughts on “Black and White Sunday: Countryside (and an ideal dwelling)”

  1. When I went to Grasmere last year, I though the same thing about sitting watching the peaceful lake. You captured a timeless feel with these, Jude.
    Best wishes, Pete. x

    1. It’s a wonderful landscape. So green and lush and I just love those hills. It’s probably not so great in the peak season though when crammed with tourists.

  2. The black and white perspective give a whole new meaning to photographs. We have been spoiled with color but now the B&w are more intriguing. I believe we take our time with them.

  3. Pure bliss, Jude. I would love to visit the Lake District. When I was looking at your dream cottage I was thinking – a mansion 🙂

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