Sunday, 24 July 2011

Edale: How many shades of green? *Gasps

Have just returned from a stunning, stunning day hiking around Edale in the High Peak district. I took my dog, she was very needy and whined constantly because I (very meanly) would not let her greet and lick everybody we met on our way. So the soundtrack to accompany this image should be whimpering, and not the sound of... well nothing... except the wind. This was taken along the ridge (near Jacob's Ladder) and it was just utterly, breathtakingly beautiful. So, so cathartic. It kind of made the stress of the last few days vanish a little...  I never fail to be amazed at the sheer power a hill has for putting things back into perspective. We need hills... (what an odd phrase... think the fresh air has gone to my head a bit.. erm... stops self from coming out with more cliches... they are all there ready to pop out... shut up Kathryn...).  Anyway, after a bit of running around and declaring how glorious it was, I calmed down a little and tried to take it all in. The greens were awesome, shades upon shades upon shades. In fact, at times, it seemed everything was green. Lower down, in the valley the patterns of the fields created strata across the landscape. I so, so want to use these references in my work, but at the moment, it's all too intense. I can't do anything near justice to what I saw today, I need to live with it for a while, let my memory dull it down a little first... but right now I just need
to eat...


  1. I love living on the edge of the Peaks and knowing I can be surrounded by stunning scenery within a handful of minutes.

    Stunning photo, Kathryn!!

    Jem xXx

  2. This places is absolutely STUNNING!

  3. Somewhere I have always always wanted to visit but never have. Stunning images...and green is my favourite colour.

  4. It is easy to see why Britain has a tradition of Master Landscape Painters. They must have seen scenes like the ones you encountered but did not have the luxury of a camera to capture the images to show others the beauty they had seen.
    xxx Dad


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