I hopped over to Harewood House last week on a very dank and drizzly day. Despite the weather, a walk around the perimeter of the lake proved to be quite pleasant. (It helps that there is a tea kiosk at the far side!) Some autumn leaves were still hanging on, despite recent storms, though the water in the lake was sludgy beige from the rain. It was all quite scenic. That sort of weather does add a certain misty beauty to the landscape. The grounds were designed by Lancelot 'Capability' Brown in the 1700s and have all the features that are characteristic of his English country house style: a sweeping landscape with views of trees and water.