My Sunday Photo – June 17th, 2018.

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One of the first things you see when you arrive at Kelling Heath Holiday Park is the red squirrel enclosure.

The park is part of a national scheme for the captive breeding of red squirrels, which, as I’m sure you know, are native to Britain but under severe threat from the introduced American grey squirrels.

We spent last weekend at Kelling again (without the fog) and this time there were some babies to coo over. I was photographing them through bars so you’ll have to excuse the picture quality.

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Aren’t they gorgeous?

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As usual, I’m taking part in Darren’s My Sunday Photo link up. To see what other people have submitted please click on the camera below.

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A Celebration Of April Blossom.

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“April is the cruelest month,” according to T S Eliot in his long and complex poem, The Waste Land.

This line came back to me recently as I stood and watched heavy rain almost beat the blossom from the trees. I’m sure that’s not what he had in mind when he wrote it but it felt quite apt just then.

In between the fog and the rain, we’ve had some lovely days, days when it would have been criminal not to stop and take photos of the glorious blossom as I was passing.

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It seemed particularly abundant this year but maybe that’s because I was looking for it?

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A week after I snapped these photos, much of the blossom was already gone. I’m sure there’s a message from Mother Nature there about appreciating every day or something.

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Poor old Mark has been suffering with his hay fever and it’s horrible to see him all bunged up and red eyed. I’ve tried to keep my joy at the blossom under under wraps but I’m not sure I’ve been that successful.

Are you a blossom fan? Have you had much where you live?

My Sunday Photo – April 22nd, 2018.

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While we were away on our foggy holiday in north Norfolk we made a trip to Amazona Zoo in Cromer where I completely and utterly fell in love with the baby mara.

The Patagonian mara are funny little things. They seem like a sort of rabbit, sort of deer cross (wouldn’t want to think about that too much). They wander the zoo freely and the first time we visited I remember thinking they had escaped and looking around for someone to alert. As no one else seemed that bothered we just carried on.

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Aren’t they gorgeous? They were attracting a lot of attention.

To see what other people have linked up to My Sunday Photo please click on the camera below.

Also, please pop back tomorrow and say hello to my latest Behind The Book interviewee, Kirsten Hesketh. She’s recently had some amazing news I’m delighted to share.

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