castlerigg

the cows by the stones

when i was up bright and early taking pictures of the castlerigg stone circle i noticed a heard (pack?) of cows nearby.

as the sun rose they got more interested in what i was doing and started wandering up to the stones. this one in particular ran towards me quite fast:
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so i ran behind one of the stones but it still found me (note how i continued to take the photos, thus nearly documenting my own death):
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it was only on the second morning when i decided to take a closer picture of the cows that i realised it had no udders… and in fact it was a field full of bullocks.

i’m not very good at nature !

castelrigg stone circle


i spent two early mornings (5am) up castelrigg taking photos of the sunrise when we were in keswick. the first morning i spent nearly three hours there and it was all cloudy so i didn’t get many nice photos (these are the negative ones i’ve been posting) – but i enjoyed playing with my new camera as it was my birthday morning !
here’s a red glow as you approach the stones from the road

the next morning was much better. totally amazing – everything was glowing red when i arrived and there was mist creeping down the valley. even the cows seemed in a better mood, but more about that another time …
and here’s the red glow up closer