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    (West) Yorkshire

    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

    Star Moss-



    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

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    Very beautiful! Thanks for sharing. I don't often think of the UK as being so green and full of ferns and such.
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    Really?! Where I live ferns just pop up everywhere LOL. I kinda thought the sterotype of britain was green and rainy lol

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    The stereotype that I have of England is cobble stone streets, little villages and Black Death.
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    ... Cobbled streets? That was unexpected haha! Maybe I'll take some pics of our next village along the next time I go- it's basically JUST cobbled streets and stone houses/cottages aha!

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    Oo pretty
    I like the sheep pic

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    Great pictures! Thanks for sharing a bit of your part of the world.
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    I found some older photos in my photo library-

    Winter before last when we had a foot of snow (our past 3 winters have been unusually cold and snowy, down to 0F at least once each year.)

    The 12 apostles on the very top of Ilkley Moor- they're celtic, like stone-henge

    The rest are misc photos taken in the dales, about 30 mins drive away. Ilkley Moor is the beggining of the Dales.

















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