Wordless Wednesday…..Another Favourite Place

Allestree Lake

Location:  Very near to home, Allestree Lake, Derbyshire

13th September

(C) David Oakes 2017

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A Heather feast……

Heather-on-Stanton

A Carpet of Purple Heather….on Stanton Moor

It could be because August (and much of the two previous months) have been a mix of rain then periods of warm bright sunshine that have proved to be a productive mix.

Certainly our Heather Clad moorlands have not only been swathed with a carpet of fragrant Heather….but after many weeks of flowering it still looks vibrant, healthy and here for a while longer.

5th September

(C) David Oakes 2017

 

False Dawn……

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It was just kidding us….

We woke on Sunday to a rather nice warm looking dawn, just a few clouds scudding along in a mild breeze.  The forecast was for rather dire weather….could the forecasters be wrong ?   Well not this time.  By late morning and for the rest of the day it has just be dull grey and very damp…with heavy rain at times.

But best not to complain as we did have a great start and were able to take advantage before heading for home.

4th September

(C) David Oakes 2017