My Sunday Photo – July 8th, 2018.

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A lovely family visit to our old favourite, Blickling Hall, yesterday – although it was a bit too hot for me.

The butterflies seemed to love the heat. I saw so many, although they didn’t seem to want to stop for photos. I managed to capture this one in the garden centre.

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As usual, I’ve linked up with My Sunday Photo. To see what other people have submitted please click on the camera below.

Photalife

 

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A Celebration Of Colour At The Plantation Garden In Norwich.

IMG_5104 2With grey sky for the last few days, I felt a bit delirious to find myself not only under a brilliant blue sky but surrounded by colour on a visit to the Plantation Garden in Norwich – and I just had to share.

You can find out more about this hidden gem in the heart of the city in my previous posts here and here but I thought for this one I’d just share some photos. Hope you enjoy them.

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If you happen to be in Norwich, the Plantation Garden, in Earlham Road, is well worth a visit (as is the cathedral next door). They are bringing back the outdoor cinema on certain dates in July and August (full info here) which I imagine would be a glorious experience.

I hope you’re having a colourful day too.

 

My Sunday Photo – May 27th, 2018.

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“Oh, you’ve just missed one,” has been a familiar sentence for the last two years.

It seems I was always in the right place but at the wrong time to see a swallowtail butterfly – until this week.

Mark had Monday off and we went to Strumpshaw Fen where there had been reports of a swallowtail or two being ‘on the wing’. I have to say, I didn’t have much hope – especially as the sun went behind the clouds just as we arrived.

We walked to the spot where they had been sighted (and where a little cluster of photographers with huge lenses were camped) and after about a minute one flew in. Honestly, my heart soared at the sight of it – especially after the stress of last week.

We stopped long enough for me to snap a couple of photos and then carried on our walk. I was deliriously happy. Then, as we were walking along, another flew over the top of us. My shriek of delight probably scared most of the wildlife in the vicinity away.

I did spot this little one fluttering about.

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A nice man, who we had been chatting to about the butterflies, told me it was a banded demoiselle. Isn’t he stunning? Nice man showed me the photos he had taken on his camera with his big lens and the detail was mind-blowing.

Still, I’m pleased with what I snapped. I think this one might be a favourite.

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I hope you’ve had a good week. Please click on the camera below to see what other people have submitted for Darren’s My Sunday Photo link up.

Photalife