A Cumbrian Tarn- Scales Tarn
A Tarn is a mountain lake or pool which has been created by a glacier in amphitheater like valley. In Cumbria there are quite a few of these dotted around the hills. This painting depicts Scales Tarn beneath Sharp Edge on Blencathra (Saddleback as it is known locally).
In the painting, Blencathra is on the left at the back showing off it's "Saddle back". I always image at the foot of any lake that has been created by glaciers that there are fossils from before the big freeze, and items over the decades that have come to rest in them.