Tuesday, 8 November 2011

Dove Stone Reservoir

Autumn.  What's not to love about autumn I ask you?  Sunday was an absolutely glorious autumn day.  Blue skies, crisp, dry and not too cold.  Perfect in fact for a walk in the country.

William and I did just that.  We took a ride over to Dove Stone Res Sunday afternoon and joined tons of other people with the same idea. 


Stunning scenery at every turn.


A babbling brook, perfect to sit beside with a picnic.  I'm going to do that next time.


I got a new toy on Friday, an iPhone.  One of the first things I did on it was download Instagram.  I used it to take this picture of William walking ahead of me.  I think I'm going to get a lot of use out of this little app.


Not a particularly good photo of the two of us but the background is so lovely I couldn't not include it.


Toward the end of the walk William decided we should take a shortcut down this hill.  It doesn't look it for some reason in this picture but that was one steep hill.  One of those where it's best to zigzag as you go.  We made it though. There's life in the old dogs yet!


Another picture taken with my new toy.  After our walk a little bit of sustenance was called for. Therefore we called in at the garden centre just outside Uppermill and look what I had.  Yes, a mince pie!  A reminder that Christmas is less than seven weeks away!!


And before I go wanted to include this picture of my First Born's First Born playing footie.  He's only recently taken up football and is now goalie on the team.   That's him in the white shirt.  William and I went to watch him play before going to Dove Stone's.  Football isn't my thing, I'd rather watch paint dry than watch a game of football.  But when your 8 year old grandson is one of the players it's a whole different ball game.



Anita Johnson said...

These are beautiful shots, love the babbling brook. I can almost hear it. I just checked out the photos from the depression...almost leaves me speechless. I kept thinking, this is unbelievable...the "girlies" at the show,the kids on the porch... but then came the kids sleeping on the bed, the train yards, the families...the poverty. Thank you so much for sending me the link...I will gladly pass it on.

Debbie said...

It all looks just lovely! My favorite it the babbling brook. That's my cup of tea. I also agree about ANY sport basically. It's only interesting when my kid is in the game.

I'll even sit through football (we call soccer) if I have a grandchild playing. Oh yes, I will!