I am trying to work out how old this photograph is exactly. I'm still not quite sure - a few years. Ben's certainly changed a bit since then. He's taller than me by about two inches now and starts sixth form college today to study for his A levels.
I haven't been up on Stanton Moor for a while, but I imagine that it has not changed much at all, and this is the time of year when the heather is at its best; in full purple bloom.
Today is the last day of Jenny Matlock's Alphabe-Thursday rainbow summer school so, of course, we've reached violet. If you want to see other violet offerings, follow the link.