Dr M spent a long weekend in the English Lake District by Wastwater, the deepest lake on the Lake District and just down the road from Scafell Pike which reaches around 1000 m and is shown here hidden in cloud. This spectacular panorama was witnessed and captured by Dr M during a period of extraordinary sunshine and cloud one afternoon.
Botany is rife in the region and lower plants were especially prominent with mosses and lichens festooning walls, rocks and trees and a very special feature of this region due to the very high annul rainfall – parts of the west Lake District are the wettest inhabited places in England and this level of rainfall is much appreciated by lower plants.
The images below give a few examples of common mosses and lichens of the area.
Click each image once, then a second time to get a much more detailed view.