Saturday, October 17, 2009

Autumn in Ulverston

A lovely sunny day in early autumn, and what better place to spend it than in our own area?
Last week we walked part way up the Hoad but the day after we found our feet covered in itchy bumps, some turning to blisters in spite of medication. So we did not take the walk today. We had a stroll along the Gill footpath, always a delight any time of the year. On the railings we spied the imaginative pottery plaques, made by locals at one of our local resident Geoff Dellow's pottery sessions (open to all). Geoff is one of a number of people in this town who work for the good of all. The Gill footpath follows the path of a bubbling stream, which, years ago, helped power Ulverston's water mills. It is a grand walk any time of the year, but the bronze, golds and copper of autumn, under a clear blue sky, show the scenery in full glory. A touch of heaven. Back home and a cup of tea. What more could a couple of oldies ask for?
Photos taken today on the edge of Ulverston.


Sheila Deeth said...

Wish I could join you. Thanks for the photographs.

Geoff Dellow said...

Isn't it great to have time to "stop and stare".

I feel sad for all those who feel trapped into 'doing' all the time, so that they don't have time to think. Under these conditions one becomes like the blinded rabbit in Watership Down unable to make rational judgements.

I feel so lucky to have time to stop . . .