My fritillary are coming on well and I even noticed one has got off to a fast start showing a bud already. I have been sitting drawing in front of the window so each time I look up I can see the view across the shore to the Lakeland hills. Our lovely view, always changing, always so inspiring whatever the season. Rainbows and sunsets and blue sky, as I need to remind myself of the promise of more colour in these gloomy grey days of winter.
There is always a pot of gold here, natures treasures to find.
Beautiful sunsets to end the day.
This is one of my favourite views, I always stop and stand and look down across the estuary leaning on the wooden gate. This place is so special, I have spent my life here and I am so lucky to have been born in such a beautiful environment. Just as the snowdrops grow like a miracle each new year, I am hoping there will be another.
There is a sadness that it may be blighted by huge, well no giant metal pylons to carry electricity to the national grid from a proposed nuclear power station up the coast. They have proposed to build the route around the estuary and across the village and along this side of the estuary. On New Year's Eve I made a banner which I painted, " NO PYLONS . SAVE OUR BEAUTIFUL DUDDON ESTUARY. NO PYLONS ". We placed it on the shore between two fence posts . It was a day when people came together to make their feelings heard and walked from two villages to gather here. I wrote a letter with my feelings, along with many others, it would certainly have a great effect on our lives and on our well being if it is allowed to happen.