Yesterday morning, it rained and rained, it was hard to imagine anything much could be salvaged from the day, but I was wrong, about two PM the clouds parted and the sun shone through. I grabbed the camera and shot off to Mam Tor, we’ve been there before. The sun gods turned on the charm.
and gave me a much needed blast of lumens, to keep the blues away.
The Edale valley.
came complete with a bedraggled looking film crew, something to do with a man on a bike, but more than that I can’t tell you
Love how the bonfire smoke is flowing off down the valley.
The reason for my visit was that I’d been to a presentation about the geology and scenery of the Northern Peak District,hosted by Derbyshire Wildlife Trust; and I wanted to see if I could identify some of the features I’d heard about. However an added bonus was an encounter with a stoat
He bounded along by a nearby wall (stoats bound, weasels hunker down to the ground) at times airborne
it looked in good form, weaving in and out of the tussocky grass
its coat had a conker gloss
In the end it was chased off by a rook, and it slunk away under a fence in to a marshy field (you can just see the stoat by the fence post).
Well that was an unexpected treat.
By the time I worked my way back to the car, the sun was low enough to catch the marsh grasses,
and some very large puddles,
I’d have been wise to take a change of footwear.