I really love the pictue threads people have of where they live- so I thought I'd make one (even though I have pretty average photo skills & a simple digital camera). I'm always fascinated by seeing how different it is on a different continent- so here goes. Today was sunny, so I seized the chance to soak up some vitamin D
Path up to the moors
Vicrorian-made tarn at the bottom- for the wealthy to have their promenades
Path leading up to white-wells,
A few of the many irratics carried here by glaciers thousands of years ago
Windberries- a close relative of blueberries- just smaller and red on the inside. Everywhere on the lower moor
Bracken grows everywhere on the lower moor- it's dying off for Autumn now though. It's actually carciogenic, and infects the water table with a carciogenic chemical, which means that people who live in bracken areas are more likely to get bowel cancer.
Stinging nettles(left) and Dock-leaves(far right). The first stings, and the second helps the sting. They nearly always grow together. Nettles are evil- my sting is still pulsing from today.
Glacial rock formations (there's a more impressive one, but didn't go to that part of the moor)
My dog pratting around above Ilkley
The ground gets pretty eroded from walkers and heavy rain-
The ears of the UK- used to listen in on Soviet Russia.
SHEEP. The higher part of the moor is larger, flatter and more barren. Sheep, sphagnum moss and heather everywhere.
1/4 of the UK is this! A similar moor nearby was the setting for Wuthering Heights.
Piles and piles of sphag. Spoilt for choice of which to shoot, so just took a photo of the first patch I saw
Rice red sphag- there were even brighter patches than this one
All the heather in these photos bloomed bright purple 2 weeks ago - I'd hoped they'd still be flower
A poisonous toadstool (I think) on a steep incline on the edge of a marsh
I hope you liked these so far- forgive my sub-par photography. Will post some more the next time I go out to a different place