Wool, Wiltshire and All Manner of Wonderful Things!


Top of my list of things to do on my holiday, was to enjoy the Heather on the North York Moors, at it’s best in August. I was concerned that the few days of exceptional heat in July would have spoiled it. I need not have worried. It simply got better day by day.

I got into the habit that after my main outing each day I drove a different route back to the cottage through villages, over hills and down dales. So sit back and come with me, down roads less travelled, believe me the single track roads round bends take some skill. I impressed myself.

Murky or should I say moody.You can see the state of the road, and look carefully top right see how it meanders .
Moorland stream, running brown from the peat after the rain.
One of many crosses on the Moor, thought to help travellers find their way.

I mentioned in the post about the museum that they were exhibiting works by local artists taking part in Open Studios. As it happens Colin Culley in Lockton was one such artist and on my way , so I stopped by. I had actually visited the last time he and his wife participated in Open Studios , in 2018, pre lockdown and pre our move. We had a lovely chat, and I just had to buy this painting , now hanging in the dining room reminding me of my jollies.

Comments on: "Heather" (25)

  1. The moors always look so beautiful and brooding. I was growing heather in my yard for all the years I lived in Portland. I love the art work you bought. Happy bubble plants around the stone.

  2. I love the painting, it’s very pretty 🙂

  3. More beautiful scenery. I love heather and this reminds me I really need to visit some moorland soon. X

  4. Beautiful scenery and beautiful painting!! The heather really is gorgeous, and the creek as well. Thank you for sharing your travels 🙂

  5. We honeymooned in Scotland this week 15 years ago and it was glorious heather and gorse everywhere. Even our wedding cake had Heather on it. We had married in the New Forest at the opposite end of the UK and that had the same effect going on. Our British moorsland is just stunning.

  6. Going Batty in Wales said:

    We have roads like that here! But not the heather moorland which looks fantastic. I love buying small original artworks as momentoes of somewhere important to me.

  7. The moors are amazing, thanks for sharing these!

  8. Murtagh's Meadow said:

    Love heather too. Bees love it too

  9. Those photos look majestic! It is like you are in a painting or some scene in a novel!

  10. Beautiful landscape and pictures; it looks like such a peaceful experience, even if it was a bit moody or murky!

  11. So beautiful. Thank you for taking us along. What a lovely souvenir that art work is. 🙂

  12. Carol in Texas said:

    We have been watching “All Creatures Great and Small” on PBS, filmed in Yorkshire. One of the great pleasures of the series, and there are MANY….it is an excellent production, is the scenery. It is gorgeous!

  13. Wow! Gorgeous views, Cathy! Thank you so much for sharing!

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