up on the moors - August 2006

moors are a beautiful environment, although not completely natural

they are delicate systems maintained by sheep grazing, a cause of the original Highland Clearances
followed by further displacements of people for the 'sport' of shooting and hunting (more info)

a couple of the new tenants

clear enough to see for miles, despite the clouds marching overhead

 

gentle textures and colours in a muted landscape

Roy as a '60s flower child

rippling fields in the fading light

relaxing in the heather

that sainted dog again, leading us on to a brighter future

some Blackface sheep - for variety

by a standing stone, as the day's light faded away