Photographer's Note

The press seem to have jumped on the recent good weather with their usual enthusiasm for the latest new story, and bandy the term Indian Summer around as if no-one else had ever heard the term, or no-one had ever experienced such a bout of late good weather before.

Still, only political party conferences to report on otherwise, or the continuing demise of the euro, so I guess the weather is probably the best option....

All that said, I have to admit I have learned something new. I had always supposed the expression came from our colonial past, and our time on the Indian sub-continent. Not so, it seems; it actually refers to the Native Indian of North America, and while it is certainly used to describe the late good weather that might occur as this time, the reasons for naming it so can be ascribed to being good weather for hunting, gathering their crops, attacking settler outposts, or even when they may be attacked by the settlers. No debate there then !

But whichever may be the reason, after the summer we have just had, these late few days of hot sunshine are most welcome.

This view is just above where I work, where I escaped this afternoon to grab some fresh air. The haze prevented any better views, but I was pleased with this layering effect of the Howgills' horizons, as they disappear into the sunset.

Location here
Street View have photographed this road in the winter with snow on the ground, and the camera car throws quite a long shadow on the snow, showing their equipment quite clearly. IF you are interested !

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