Deepdale Valley, England
by Bill Meyer
Climbing the path from Hartsop, up the steep gradient to Boredale Hause. Looking west, the farms and fields nestled below Dollywagon Pike in the Deepdale Valley are an idyllic vista.
The kind of place in which people live and love without reference to the outside world. Let the global issues rage, and our corrupt leaders, bankers and brokers line their pockets with our hard-earned pittances.
Wealth can't buy beauty and tranquility like this - and its free for all who wish to put a raincoat and a sandwich in their pack, stretch their legs for a few hours, and head off over the Lakeland Fells.
Its one of God's blessings that most of humankind has forgotten. Perhaps that too is a blessing?