Friday, 28 August 2009

090828 The Moors

Here in West Yorkshire, the moors are never far away. What may seem like gentle pasture can suddenly change into wild moorland. Meadows give way to peat bogs and heather and there is a touch of Catherine Earnshaw in the air.

8 comments:

John said...

We used to go to place near Hawes every year, but have not been for some years now. There is something special about the moors, especially when you live in Berkshire. My wife says it's too cold to settle down there, although I keep threatening.

Alan Burnett said...

John : as I look out of the window it is raining. I was up early this morning and it was not only wet but cold as well. I suspect your wife is right (in my experience, they usually are)

Abraham Lincoln said...

So this is the change in a meadow that must be terrible if you are in need of grass pasture. I have never seen a place like your Moors. I have seen heather here sold at nurseries but that is the extent of what I might know except "peat" is sold in bags here along with other soil amenities.

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Sunny said...

There is something very special about the moors. We used to play on the moors near my Grandmother's house in Cornwall.
Sunny :)

flyingstars said...

lovely capture!

Valerie said...

Tranquil! It's not just Scotland that has the bonny purple heather.

The Machinist's Wife said...

Thankyou for bringing the moors to us, Alan, when we are not able to see them for ourselves. I've heard of them since childhood and would love to walk on them in 'real life' one day when I do my ancestral discovery trip. I can't help but think of Wuthering Heights when I see pictures like this. Beautiful.

Rita said...

In my twenties, I went through a phase where I devoured gothic romance novels set in the British countryside. They were full of descriptions of the moors, heather and the like. But, I believe this is the first photo I have seen. Have to admit it does not relay the beauty I expected based on those novels.