It was gorgeous in the Lakes today, 20C once more and I stopped when I was passing through to take a few photos of the area on a glorious spring day.
Ullswater and the jetty made famous in the 'Athena' poster from the '80's.
A whole host of golden Daffodils.
These are the real Wordsworth Daffodils, made famous in the 1804 poem 'Daffodils':
I WANDER'D lonely as a cloud
That floats on high o'er vales and hills,
When all at once I saw a crowd,
A host, of golden daffodils;
Beside the lake, beneath the trees,
Fluttering and dancing in the breeze.
Continuous as the stars that shine
And twinkle on the Milky Way,
They stretch'd in never-ending line
Along the margin of a bay:
Ten thousand saw I at a glance,
Tossing their heads in sprightly dance.
The waves beside them danced; but they
Out-did the sparkling waves in glee:
A poet could not but be gay,
In such a jocund company:
I gazed -- and gazed -- but little thought
What wealth the show to me had brought:
For oft, when on my couch I lie
In vacant or in pensive mood,
They flash upon that inward eye
Which is the bliss of solitude;
And then my heart with pleasure fills,
And dances with the daffodils.
That's how I felt when I saw them in the sunshine!