Derwentwater │ Lake District, England

It's always been my dream to see the English countryside. I've seen the rolling hills, pristine lakes and green fields in so many movies and television shows. I've read about it in my favorite books, but what I've always imagined and pictured in my mind was nothing like actually seeing it. It was like stepping into a painting.

Our friends suggested that we go to The Lakes because it is known for its natural beauty and being one of the most picturesque places in England. The mountains of The Lakes were unlike any mountains I'd seen before. From afar they marbled the horizon with greens, purples, browns and blues. The weather couldn't have been better. The sun shone brightly and big white fluffy clouds filled the blue sky. It was cool and breezy, an absolutely idyllic day.

After spending time at The Lakes, I understand why it inspired many writers and poets,  such as William Wordsworth and Beatrix Potter. I'll leave you with Wordsworth description of the mountains. He describes the mountains of The Lakes much better than I ever could.

"in the combinations which they make, towering above each other, or lifting themselves in ridges like the waves of a tumultuous sea, and in the beauty and variety of their surfaces and colours, they are surpassed by none" - William Wordsworth