The forecasters predicted dire weather but we woke to some extra special September sunshine…so headed to the Moors
Stanton Moor was the location. The Heather is really past its prime now but still managing to provide the odd burst of purple. For the most part the Bracken is a rich ‘spring’ green and just starting to turn in the odd spot.
The Rowan Tree (or Mountain Ash) is for me one of the early autumnal indicators now a mass of rich red berries of autumn….. but the view over the countryside around the moor is still very much a summer view…
Even the Silver Birch that grace the surrounding edges to the moor give a feeling much more in keeping with spring.
So despite its higher elevation and the progress of the seasons Stanton Moor is providing a string of mixed seasonal messages…..not that I am complaining as it all just added to the pleasures and discoveries along our walk.
The only surprise today was that there were so few people out and sharing the splendour of a September Sunday….
(C) David Oakes 2015