Wet….very Wet. The Weather Changed

WET..very wet

Very different by the Lake this morning…..a quick phone image. The joys of our British weather

The Forecasters were correct, we are having a brief spell of rain, then gales before summer returns and we progress onwards to Autumn

19th August

(C) David Oakes 2016

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The Moors…Evening…a light Breeze….and the Aroma of Heather

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Stanton Moor, Derbyshire

It has been hot, for us very hot, even the dogs were wisely seeking the shade.  But whilst the days are longer it was just perfect for a cool evening walk over the Heather glad moors. The Heather is just about at its best and the evening breeze caught all the herbal aromas.

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Stanton Moor is far from being one of Derbyshire’s big moors but it is full of the character that makes a moor. High ground with open vistas, a few coppices of wind swept Silver Birch.  Throw in the odd burial cairn and ancient monument and with the lush Heather you have everything for a perfect evening walk.   Without sounding un-social it was also great to have the place to ourselves….apart from a few Sheep and a lone Hot Air Balloon ….so join us on a stroll…

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It is still officially summer, but in the middle of August the sun suddenly dives for the horizon and the day ends in a golden glow….just great

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But the weather is on the change…..

Time for home

19th August

(C) David Oakes 2016