Sunday 10 March 2013

Rydal Water - Ice and Fire

The weather on retreat was sunny but  cold - Rydal Water was partially frozen  which gave  refections interesting effects. The first day I went I found a bench almost straight away and started sketching. The second afternoon the views were so spectacular I couldn't settle and just kept walking, absorbing it all, taking many photos as the light changed.  

I've never seen such large ice crystals, these were almost 2 inches long!  The stepping stones into  Rydal Caves were also frozen and slippy so I only ventured a few steps , worth it for the amazing colours 

The ice contrasted with the smoke from a large bonfire some volunteers had built.

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