When I loved Heather

Something about that last flower reminded me of Heather, I was obviously on the wrong track but I just flicked back to have a look at some old images.

It kind of stopped me in my tracks, I had almost forgotten what she looked like. These pictures were taken years ago on the path to a wood that I used to own.

Sadly all of this land was destroyed and turned into a sea of mud in what became known as “The Oak Wars”. Oak trees are heavy and it takes large machinery to drag them from the forest and process them. That was a war in which I fought and came second but I lived to fight another day. I may tell you about it one day but it is not very important now, it all happened a long time ago.

Remembering Heather.

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HeatherI used to think that this must be one of the most beautiful places on Earth.

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20 thoughts on “When I loved Heather”

  1. What fabulous images in a lovely post. I have some jewellery made from heather. In an earlier post on my blog I hinted that I may share the process of how it was made.
    Thanks you’ve inspired my post. 😊

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    1. Thanks SE 🙂 The Heather and the Bracken will grow back quite quickly when they stop driving tractors over it. The Oak won’t. They were Oak standards growing in Sweet Chestnut coppice. Oak can not grow in the deep shade of Sweet Chestnut and the trees pre-dated the coppice. That is life.

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  2. Thanks Emily 🙂 (Lovely Bees) I don’t know, I haven’t been back for a few years. The process of removing the Oak was accelerating fast, the first year it was just 15 trees then it was 60, then they went industrial. They may have finished by now. It was just a little fight over 120 acres, it was just personal to me. 🙂

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