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.
Aside from one beautiful day, it’s been grey sky and humidity in Norfolk during half term – not that it has kept us inside.
Every holiday I promise myself that we are not going to rush about but, once again, we’ve had a busy week. We’ve had a lot of fun though. Freya is already looking forward to the long summer holiday. Me? Well, a little rest first will be nice.
This photo was taken at Sea Palling at about 9am before many people had arrived. I really like the reflection of the tractor.
I hope you’ve had a great week. To see what other people have submitted for this week’s My Sunday Photo link up please click on the camera below.
“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.