Posted by: mynaturaldiary | August 12, 2014

Cur valle permutem Sleddale divitias operosiores?

To paraphrase Horace, why should I exchange my Sleddale valley for riches that bring with them more trouble?

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Cur valle permutem

{especially this time of year, when the Moors are carpeted in a purple blaze of Heather}.

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The contrast in colours on the Moors this time of year are dazzling for any repressed Impressionist painter.

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Yellows, purples, greens, blues…

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Oblivious to this, but probably dazzled by the flowers and their nectar are Peacock butterflies.

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Peacock (Nymphalis io)

Once more, let’s hail Sleddale in its magnificent isolation.

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