purple heather

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semi-prostrate evergreen herb of western United States

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Purple heather peaks in The Hole of Horcum in the North Yorkshire Moors
This same preface warns us against biographical speculation and 'Purple Heather' sentimentality, but both it itself and the selection that follows are not totally free from these faults.
On her first page she herself says that her vision of Emily is quite different from those held dear by the purple heather school of Bronte biography and that she sees "Emily Bronte's life as far more troubled, solitary and austere." In particular she thinks that Emily was anorexic, and that anorexia shaped her writing as well as her life.
However, last weekend, it was just moi, the husband and four pals, off in search of 24 hours of relaxation at a lochside hotel, the kind of place that makes you burst into songs about purple heather and bonnie banks.
At this time of year the mountain is a sea of bright purple heather. You can walk to it, but you will need to return to the track you have left.
Now a rarity in the South of England, this is a glorious heathland, covered in summer by rich purple heather. Climbing to the 120-metre high summit of this National Trust heathland, which tumbles into the sea in the far south-west of the Island at Totland Bay, there are spectacular views of Wight's most famous landmark - The Needles.
Rod Stewart and the Scottish Euro 1996 squad singing Purple Heather also sneaked into the chart, at No 10.
The unique dress, made of white and purple heather, was created to mark the launch of VisitScotland's 2004 Romantic Scotland campaign.
Jumps trainers are likely to have Zilarator high on their shopping lists at Newmarket's Horses in Training sale following the four-year-old's impressive six-length defeat of Purple Heather in the 0-90 classified stakes, writes Graham Dench.
In the open heathland, rugged sandy paths are bordered by swathes of purple heather and zingy yellow gorse and bracken, while in the wooded areas, tall pine rub shoulders with chestnut, birch and oak.
Bute is wee - just 15 miles long and four miles wide - but it's a miniature Scotland, with a heartland of craggy hills where wild goats and roe deer roam, moors covered with purple heather, and long, sandy Atlantic beaches.
It's difficult to concentrate on a putt when you're made almost giddy by the staggering scenery and the surrounding carpet of purple heather.
West Jutland has some stunning dunes on its North Sea coast, heaths covered with purple heather and a huge range of wildlife, from seals to seabirds.