18 September 2011

blimin' brilliant

first up
the colours on the hills are fantastic at the moment. the lush bright ferns, almost tower over me now. fluorescent green fields and rich purple heather, mark the highs and the lows. chocolaty peat and charcoal grit line the tops. all highlighted and super animated when the sky turns from blue to gray in an instant. waterproofs that flap wildly in the wind, need to be discarded just as quickly as they were put on.
264/365
a few extra jelly babies and an extra layer in your bag. be prepared for anything, but most of all get out there. it's blimin' brilliant right now.
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15 comments:

Ian W Charters said...

Stunning, Kate, especially the third one :}~)

Groover said...

The last photo looks like an old oil painting. Amazing! Love your chocolately description of colours, too... very nicely done. Enjoy those rich autumn days, Kate!

Derby Tup said...

More ace photoes. I'm guessing Cave Dale top photo and the bridleway up Jaggers Clough on South side of Kinder bottom two. They're making me home-sick, wherever they are ;-D

kate said...

ian- thanks. i took so many photos yesterday, the light was just amazing. think we'd have been at least 20min quicker if i'd left the camera at home!

groover- cheers! i will do but i can't wait for winter, that's the best season. don't think i could cope with your climes!

derby tup- yup, cave dale, then the path up to grindsbrook getting a soaking. the bottom one is looking across to mam nic. a great morning out.

sbrt said...

Dark n White, cool.

ultra collie said...

bloody brilliant!!!

Adam said...

I ran up Eccy Road, then down to Eccy Woods then past Tesco. Don't get jealous.

Runningbear said...

Brilliant pics though soggy portrait in the middle is my fave. A choco softie deserving effort... though your heroic 5am commute makes me feel you deserve the whole box.
Mucho respect.

P.s. my word verification just now was 'statero'- have you fiddled with something..?!

ultra collie said...

btw did you bump into any hp 40ers?

kate said...

sbrt- yup! funnily enough we were reccy the hope, moors and tors route. are you doing it?

adman- we probably just missed, you drove out that way for a change. lovely leafy streets. house porn ;)

rb- hahaha, i did eat nearly a whole french stick the other day upon getting home!

uc- cheers! yeh, we did. it was great people kept congratulating us ;) jane muttered something about maybe doing it next year.....!!

jumbly said...

Lovely photos, equally lovely words.

I see Jane sporting the best waterproof in the world! Send that pic to Haglofs they love hearing from people enjoying their kit.

kate said...

jumbly- cheers. i did have jacket envy. again.

JessiePants said...

You are quite the photographer and love your descriptions.
I always have a couple of autumn runs that remind me it's not summer anymore with the lack of appropriate clothing.

sbrt said...

I dont think I will have recovered from the Rab. One day though its a great route.

kate said...

i doubt i'll have either, that is not an excuse ;) .....haven't actually entered yet, might be full by next weekend *cross fingers*