On the edge by shepherdman

On the edge

Having walked the quarry edge path in the mist, and returned along the valley bottom, there is a choice of three routes that will take us back to Croft Hill, and the stile onto the footpath at the top of our lane. The easiest is along a roadside gravelled path a gentle climb separated from the road by a hedge. An alternative preferred by the dogs is a grassy, and occasionally muddy, track, with a steep and sometimes slippery scramble up to the field at the bottom of Croft Hill. The track is populated by rabbits, and sometimes a pheasant will launch itself from the undergrowth squawking and clattering its wings, startling us all, flying low and teasing the dogs, who will never catch it. It’s not surprising that this is the dog’s favoured route. On this misty morning @shepherdmanswife opted for the most arduous route, a steep ascent up a long flight of steps up to the edge of the quarry, where, on a clear day, there is a view of the quarry floor far below, and across past granite cliffs to the south Leicestershire countryside beyond. For once it was me taking the photograph at the quarry edge in the mist, as @shepherdmanswife watched. She was busy catching her breath, sitting at a picnic table as she recovered from the climb up the steps.
Sounds like a magnificent early morning jaunt, love the misty rock face :)
November 1st, 2014  
Great choices - love the misty magnificence
November 1st, 2014  
Lovely - the mist is fantastic! Looks like your persistence on that long walk paid off!!
November 1st, 2014  
Love the mist, gives it a wonderful mystical feel.
November 1st, 2014  
A very atmospheric capture. Fav
November 1st, 2014  
A beautiful misty scene. Thanks for the follow. Look forward to following you too
November 1st, 2014  
Beautiful shot! It's like an impressionist painting! FAV
November 1st, 2014  
As you look through the mist you can see some of the depth of the quarry. Scarry
November 1st, 2014  
Very nice
November 1st, 2014  
Gorgeous shot! It does look like a painting!
November 1st, 2014  
Hope you didn't get too lost in that mysterious mist creeping up the hill!
November 1st, 2014  
Like the mist and autumn colors.
November 1st, 2014  
Love the composition and the soft tones fav
November 1st, 2014  
Wonderful foggy capture :)
November 1st, 2014  
Love the mist and mystery in this shot.
November 2nd, 2014  
Magical mist. Well done.
November 2nd, 2014  
Nice shot!
November 2nd, 2014  
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