I liked the views at Buttermere so much that I decided to return for sunrise the next day. The temperature had dropped considerably, and as I drove over Honister pass in the darkness the car registered it at -4.5 degrees. The road was a little frozen in places, and is very steep, but fortunately my Corsa remained faithful and we made it to the lake safely. Buttermere is surrounded by dramatic fells, and those who are regular blog readers will know of my fondness for a lone tree. It was extremely cold, and quite a few photographers came and went as the day was dawning. I’ve wanted to photograph sunrise at this tree for a while, so was pleased to have a shot at it, so to speak. It is usually closed off in the summer months, as there are ground nesting birds, so this has been my best opportunity for a while.