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