Spring has sprung

We were at my in-laws this past weekend, and Grandfather told me that Sunday, 20th March, was the first day of Spring 2016, the reason being that there was now an equal number of hours of both daylight and darkness. I had never thought of Spring in that way, and duly filed that little tidbit of information in my mind. Grandfather had said this whilst gazing out at azure skies from his kitchen window, from which we could see tender leaves sprouting upon a tree and daffodil buds pushing through to flower.

Escape to beautiful scenery and tranquil waters this Easter time. This is a photo of Lake Windermere in Springtime. The Lake is just 5-7 minutes' walk from our door.

Escape to beautiful scenery and tranquil waters this Easter time. This is a photo of Lake Windermere in Springtime. The Lake is just 5-7 minutes’ walk from our door.

Soft white lambs, baby bunnies and fluffy chicks are ubiquitous characters whenever Easter promotions come around. They represent new life, unmarked by the harsh passage of a lifetime’s illnesses and other issues. They are sweet, cute, and cuddly – giving rise to that ‘aaahh’ feeling in the breast, of light and lovingkindness, and a desire to protect that which is innocent and unadulterated by the vicissitudes of life.

lambs in Lake District

Fluffy lambs at Monk Coniston say ‘hello’! (Photo by Tony Richards.)

Living in the Lake District and within the boundaries of a primarily rural economy, the scenes of sweet young things taking their first faltering steps upon fields and open fells often cause me pause, to wish and hope for their welfare. Spring has sprung, and humans need rejuvenation of the body and spirits too. A day out on the fells or by a lake sounds good to me for blowing all those cobwebs away!

On Newlands Hause with the moutains looming on either side of Newlands Pass in the Lake District National Park.

On Newlands Hause with the moutains looming on either side of Newlands Pass in the Lake District National Park.

Spring is a fabulous time of year for taking part in activities. It is generally not too hot nor too cold. These past weeks in the Lakes have seen some fabulous weather – excellent for sailing, biking, walking, and swinging through trees and between mountains, etc. (I kid you not regarding the last two activities.)

'Sailing boats on Windermere'. A more cheerful picture of Windermere with yachtsmen sailing on ruffled blue waters under bright sunny skies. (Quote and photo courtesy of www.lakedistrict.gov.uk/visiting/informationcentres/bownessinformationcentre.)

‘Sailing boats on Windermere’. A cheerful picture of Windermere with yachtsmen sailing on ruffled blue waters under bright sunny skies. (Quote and photo courtesy of http://www.lakedistrict.gov.uk/visiting/informationcentres/bownessinformationcentre.)

A Springtime romance is of course a really wonderful way to begin a new year. And if that romance stretches out into a lifetime of love and companionship, what could be better? The Lake District is full of hidden places for stolen kisses and ‘only us’ time. Enjoy this gorgeous National Park together, where sweethearts can find their very own special place or places to return to time and again – and to re-live their growing romance.

Going on a picnic at Ullswater. Make an occasion of it!

Going on a picnic at Ullswater. Make an occasion of it!

The Lake District is beautiful throughout the seasons, but what I like best about Spring is to see the freshness of colour upon its vegetation and those amazing inversions I have previously written about. As the Lake District is home to many independent shops, Spring is also of course a great time for shopaholics looking out for new lines, whether they be in clothing, footwear, jewellery, art and craft, food and drink, or household goods. There are always new things in the Lake District happening in Spring, from theatre shows to popular festivals and events. Believe it or not, the Lake District is a happening place!

An inversion seen this week from The Fairfield bedroom.

An inversion seen this week from The Fairfield bedroom.

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A closer view of the same inversion taken from The Fairfield bedroom.

If you are looking to enjoy some Springtime R&R, do contact us at Blenheim Lodge for more information. After all, it has been sometime since the last major holiday time in December.

Blenheim Lodge . . . panoramic Lake views, peace and tranquillity, nestled against acres of beautiful fields and woodlands, in the heart of the English Lake District National Park.’

Visit our website: http://www.blenheim-lodge.com

Email: enquiries@blenheim-lodge.com

Telephone: 015394 43440

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