Beatrix Potter Country ~ Near Sawrey, Cumbria by artwhiz47

Beatrix Potter Country ~ Near Sawrey, Cumbria by 

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A view of the ‘downtown’ area of Near Sawrey, taken from the carpark of the Tower Bank Arms. A little farther behind me is Mrs. Heelis’s (Beatrix’s married name) beloved Hill Top Farm, where many of her characters lived & were brought to life through her watercolors.

A short bio, eh? I am Sheila, & I am short.

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  • Maree Cardinale
    Maree Cardinaleover 3 years ago

    A lovely and interesting image!

  • Many thanks, Maree, & for the favorite!

    – artwhiz47

  • leunig
    leunigover 3 years ago

    nice shot been there many times fantastic

  • A good place to Un-stress, eh? Thanks, Leunig, for the comment & the favorite. Was looking over some of your work & saw your great Whippet (& rough Patterdale) shots. Was reminded of a little Italian Greyhound that was right behind me, in front of the Tower Bank Arms, when I took this picture.

    – artwhiz47

  • Colin  Williams Photography
    Colin William...over 3 years ago

    This is superb work !! – Colin

  • Thank you kindly, Colin! ~ Sheila

    – artwhiz47

  • Tom Gomez
    Tom Gomezover 3 years ago

    Lovely village capture Sheila …

  • Thanks so much, Tom, & for the favorite. I’m happy to be back on the Bubble after a.) the busy holiday season, & b.) the nasty nasty nasty cold that flew up my nose between Christmas & Hogmanay. Am not quite up to snuff, but VASTLY improved!

    – artwhiz47

  • Malcolm Chant
    Malcolm Chantover 3 years ago

    What a lovely little village, and enhanced by you using B&W great shot Shelia,

  • Thank you, Malcolm. I fiddled with the original color version (which I also really like), & was pleased with the feel of this finished product. It is reminiscent of the old b & w photographs that appear in various biographies of Beatrix Potter; I think she’d have approved. We ate dinner at the Tower Bank Arms that evening, & met a group of travellers who were staying at Buckle Yeat here. Lots of fun, good memories!

    – artwhiz47

  • joak
    joakover 3 years ago

    very nice and grand tae see you back..hoping to go down there in June

  • Thanks, dear Joak. Am still slightly under the weather, but things are improving. June in the Lakes… almost as good as June in the lochs, but fewer midges….

    – artwhiz47

  • Marriet
    Marrietover 3 years ago

    What a wonderful shot! You cannot beat the English villages
    for quaint and charming!!
    Her biography is a look at a very determined and independent woman.
    She was a naturalist of some reputation as well. Really ahead of her

  • Many thanks, Marriet, & for the favorite! Mrs Heelis was indeed ahead of her time; I grew up with her little books, & have collected an assortment of biographies, journals & art books over the years. They are books to browse through as well as to read. My husband & I visited Near Sawrey for the first time in 1970, & were the only visitors to Hill Top at that time. Very nice to have the place all to ourselves. ~ Sheila

    – artwhiz47

  • deb cole
    deb coleover 3 years ago

    What a wonderful, quaint little village, Sheila! Looks like a marvellous place for exploring!

  • Thanks, Deb. Anywhere you turn in the Lake District is an adventure.

    – artwhiz47

  • Roy  Massicks
    Roy Massicksover 3 years ago

    Lovely Sheila, I can see Peter Rabbit under the trees on the right.

  • Good on you for spotting him, the wee rascal. On the other hand… what have you been drinking? Thanks, Roy.

    – artwhiz47

  • Jadon
    Jadonover 3 years ago

    Fabulous shot Sheila…

  • Thanks, Jason. I’d been thinking about this shot ~ was going to post the color version, then decided to convert it. The b & w does give it that old-timey Beatrix Potter look. I’m right pleased, & that you like it.

    – artwhiz47

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