|Rather a lot of water about as we start the walk up Place Fell, Goldrill Beck has burst its banks|
|VERY wet and windy on the way up|
Still lots of laughter and fun and a well deserved bitter shandy and chips in the White Lion afterwards. It was great to meet Gretchen and Linda who had travelled to the Lakes from California and had a good taste of what the Lakes can be like weather wise - but they took it all in their stride! I also bagged another Wainwright. For those of you who don't know - the Wainwrights are the 214 fells in the Lake District which Alfred Wainwright spent years drawing and writing about in his infamous pictorial guides - many people make a challenge out of completing all 214 of them. I'm somewhere in the 50's now so still got a long way to go but I would like to complete them all one day For more information on the Wainwrights see here. Anyway, today's painting has to have lots of rain in it so here is my little girl in her summer dress, dancing in the rain which I painted in June last year, hope you like it.
by Sharon Whitley the Rambling Artist