Yorkshire Colour Contrast
A dull day traipse over the moors from Grassington.
A walk which I’m sure would be lovely
if the sun were shining and the skylarks were soaring.
As it was,
my legs were stretched and
my brain power exercised just a little finding my way around.
Lead mines littered the area. The most significant sights were those of industrial heritage.
Down a little from moors towards Harrogate, made rich when lead and wool were important commodities,
the RHS at Harlow Carr splashes colour across the landscape.
Deep reds and bright yellows transformed trees.
Dahlias hanging in till the first frosts
Alpines and aconites keeping themselves away from marauding weather.
I’d never been to Harlow Carr before and did wonder if mid October would reveal it at it’s best. I wasn’t disappointed.