Thursday, 8 September 2011

HEATHER TIME

I've been longing for ages to get up in the hills to see the heather. We finally made it on a lovely day last week.



First we called in at a reservoir I hadn't been to for at least 10 or 12 years. I was amazed at how much it had changed, and couldn't recognise where I used to walk! Trees had grown, and paths altered, and it looked a very strange place. I was also very surprised at how low the water is. Considering how much rain we have had this summer, I thought the reservoirs might be full!




Our destination was the Goyt Valley, and Errwood Reservoir. Again, the water was very low. If it gets any lower, the remaining bits of the village which was flooded to make the reservoir will be showing!




One of the little streams that feed the reservoir. Makes a lovely sound, rushing over the stones!




But there was definitely heather there. It looks so lovely against the grey stone.




And just to prove it really is heather - its here!




There are lovely places to stop and you can walk for miles from here, right across the moors. Not for me now, alas!




We drove through beautiful countryside. You can maybe get a peep from the window and see why I love it up here.

Unfortunately, the road we were on is a very dangerous road, with lots of bends and steep downhill bits. So we couldn't stop, and I had to peer past Mr.G to take it!

It was a lovely day out - I really must get us out more!

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6 comments:

crafty cat corner said...

Gilly, you are like me, there is nothing to clear the mind and refresh the spirit than to get out in nature.
The reservoir's being low is a bit worrying but times are changing all over the world and I am sure things will balance out in the end.
Lucky you taking such a lovely day out.

Thankyou for the lovely pics

Briony
x

kenju said...

Beautiful scenery, Gilly! I love heather and I am always happy to see it come into the florist.

Diane said...

Did you see Louise? She was in the Goyt Valley.. You must have had all the rain because we had none . The driest summer I can remember in ages. The garden has really suffered. The heather is looking marvellous at the moment. xxx

Greener Pastures--A City Girl Goes Country said...

That's real pretty. Just like I pictured it.

Aunt Snow said...

It is lovely, isn't it? Heather doesn't grow here in Southern California, but I knew some gardeners in Washington State who great it.

Thanks for sharing the lovely pictures.

VioletSky said...

Road trips are lovely, aren't they?!
I have been to Scotland countless times, but rarely during the right season to see the heather.