The Lowering Heath

Flanders Moss NNR
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Today was the sort of day that reminded me of the dramatic start to Thomas Hardy’s Return of the Native (check it out it, it’s worth a read), a different habitat, different part of the country but the same sense of loss of daylight, heavy sky and dark foreboding heath. It was a dark, dark day with the bog in the grip of winter (frost, snow sleet and rain – the full set). A lowering sky and the dark heather embrowning the view. I wouldn’t have been surprised if the reddle man appeared with his cart though he would have found in hard going on the bog.

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But despite the the dark day the wildlife was still there: 80 teal, 3 snipe, 50+ red deer and a fox. There is always something to see.

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1 Response to The Lowering Heath

  1. peigimccann says:

    So, David, are you Clym, Damon or Diggory? 😉

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