The blooming heather

Discussion in 'Landscapes, Architecture, and Cityscapes' started by Rob, Aug 14, 2005.

  1. Rob


    Jul 28, 2005
    Truro, Cornwall, UK
    The heather is in full bloom here in the SW of the UK. Hillsides turn to purple, mixed amongst the heather is gorse with it's brilliant yellow flower.


    Oh the summertime is coming and the trees are sweetly blooming
    And the wild mountain thyme grows around the blooming heather

    Will ye go lassie go, and we'll all go together
    To pluck wild mountain thyme all around the blooming heather
    Will ye go lassie go
  2. So that is what Heather looks like. There have been songs written about it and poems as well. Pretty image.
  3. Gale


    Jan 26, 2005
    Viera Fl
    Wow that is just breath .taking

    Never seen anything like that.

  4. Greg


    Apr 5, 2005
    Fayetteville, TN
    Wow is right. is this stuff wild? looks like you have alot of opportunities there. great color.
  5. Great image. Love the colors.

  6. Rob


    Jul 28, 2005
    Truro, Cornwall, UK
    The heather grows wild, and provides opportunities for honey bees!
    The shots are straight from the camera, handheld, which was probably a mistake as the wind was in the region of 15 knots, hence the slight movement on the closer plants. :roll:


    View attachment 13787

    As I said earlier, the Scottish mountains are covered this time of year. The Grouse season started on the 12th, the young birds feed on heather shoots in the early spring. You may have heard of Grouse whisky. The bird on the label is a grouse, consequently when ordering one you request a low flyer. :wink:
  7. patrickh


    May 4, 2005
    Thousand Oaks
    Thanks for the memories - as a young man I camped down there in Cornwall and I well remember the smell of the heather. It's one of nature's more generous weeds. That's a wonderful part of the world to live in and can be compared with anywhere.
  8. Thanks for the fill in on this beautiful plant.
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