Thursday 17 July 2014

Precious moments

I love Summer and the long days.  Yesterday, we made best use of the light nights.  Hubby and the Dancing Queen had a day off work, the young man is home from Uni, so after I had finished work, they picked me up and we travelled across the Strines and Ladybower towards Hathersage.

 We stopped off plenty to admire the stunning views.
 The geologist gave us a run down about the lie of the land and why the hills and valleys were so - he seems to be learning a lot thankfully - the £9000 per year fees seem not to be going to waste!

 It felt wonderful to be up on the moors after being cooped up all day.
 We eventually landed at our spot for the evening swim at Hathersage Open Air Swimming Pool.  We swam from 7.30pm for above an hour - the water is lovely and warm.  As you can see, it is a perfect setting surrounded by the hills.
 Once dried, we all declared ourselves "starving".  Hubby had packed us a picnic and the DQ knew a nice picnic spot, so we threw the rug down on what seemed to be the top of the world and tucked in, just in time for the spectacular sunset.
 There is an awful lot of sky up here and you could make a career or hobby from cloud watching.
 We noted this massive bank of very thick cloud which hugged the central Peak and Pennine area - and the reason why Manchester can be a bit rainy.
 You could just spot the setting sun underneath it.
 Behind us though, the Sheffield side of the hills had a fantastic light show going on.

 Soon everything was bathed in a rosy pink glow.

These kind of times are my favourites. Precious moments indeed.


Vintage Jane said...

What a lovely evening with your family. Precious times indeed.

Louise said...

It's great to be able to do things in the evening! I saw that big cloud bank too, and the lovely clouds and sunset, but from the other side!

Rosie said...

Lovely precious moments to savour - those skies are wonderful:)

Unknown said...

Beautiful photographs and loving your scrapy quilt ( from the previous) post Diane. X

Curtise said...

What a gorgeous post, Diane. Aren't we lucky to have all that beauty on our doorstep? Fabulous photos of Derbyshire and the wonderful skies above it! xxx

Mac n' Janet said...

What a perfect way to end the day and such a gorgeous place to swim.

Lisa said...

What a brilliant evening with your favourite people. Those sky certainly gave you a good show!
Lisa x

Lisa said...

What a brilliant evening with your favourite people. Those sky certainly gave you a good show!
Lisa x

greenthumb said...

The best way to spend an evening with your family, looks amazing.

Amy at love made my home said...

Beautiful in every way. xx

Anonymous said...

Simply - WOW!

topchelseagirl said...

What a lovely way to spend an evening.

Lyn said...

What a lovely family outing and I love the photos of the grasses Diane.
(just catching up with blog reading!)