Stanton Moor, Derbyshire
The morning started very slowly, grey cloud did its very best to hide the sun. Last time I was on the moor the heather was in full bloom, now all that remains are the dry dead seed heads. Although Stanton Moor is not that high it is high enough for the Birch to have lost most of their leaves.
The day may have started with a stutter but it seemed inevitable that as the day developed the sun would have its way. The low rays giving added colour to the bracken that had started to fade ready for winter…
Apart from a few skylarks dipping in and out of the heather and a Buzzard soaring overhead we had the Moors to ourselves….always a spiritual experience.
(C) David Oakes 2016