My Sunday Photo – July 16, 2017.

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Is there anything better than running around a field in your party dress? Not when you’re three, it seems.

To see what other people have taken photos of this week please click on the camera below.

Oh, and please pop back tomorrow when I’ve got another fantastic Behind The Book post for you.

Wishing you all a fabulous week.

Photalife

My Sunday Photo – July 9th, 2017.

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I was desperate to get back to Strumpshaw Fen in June to try and see a swallowtail, our largest native butterfly (and also one of our rarest), but other things kept getting in the way.

It was July 1st before I finally found an hour to pop back but it was already mid afternoon and I was in such a rush, checking I had a card in my camera, a hat, suncream, water etc that it was only when I arrived I realised that I didn’t have any cash. Of course, there are no card facilities there so I couldn’t muster the entrance fee. Argh. I was even more disappointed when a visitor told me he’d seen THREE swallowtails earlier.

I dashed five minutes down the road to Brundall to use the cashpoint but by the time I got back it was 3.45ish and had clouded over a little bit. There were still some butterflies about but sadly no swallowtails (although I’m told there might be a second flush in August so all might not be lost if I can get back again).

While disappointed, I had a lovely hour or so wandering the peaceful meadow and walking a bit of the trail. I was so intent on looking for butterflies that I didn’t realise the dragonfly above was practically sitting next to me. It stuck around just long enough for me to take its photo (I said thank you, don’t worry). In fact, I saw quite a few dragonflies and damselflies about.

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Another favourite was also flying so I came home happy enough.

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Grey heron.

As always, I’ve joined Darren’s My Sunday Photo link up. Please click on the camera below to see what other people have taken.

Wishing you a happy and healthy week ahead.

Photalife

My Sunday Photo – June 18th, 2017.

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Pre-Freya I would have probably run a mile if this thing came near me but her fascination with anything and everything has not only made me curious but also a little bit braver (unless it’s a wasp, then I’m like an olympic sprinter).

I *think* this is a red-headed cardinal beetle (although I’m ready to be corrected).

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It took a liking to my father-in-law while we were walking at Cley Marshes recently and spent some time exploring his hand, giving me plenty of opportunity to snap some pics.

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I discovered this little one (maybe a green weevil) in Freya’s hair and just thought its face was cute – it reminds me of a dog. What you can’t really see is the gorgeous metallic green colour (it was only about half a centimetre and quite hard to photograph).

To continue bug week, this one one was again taken at Cley Marshes. It is (possibly) a thick-legged flower beetle. Again, a gorgeous metallic colour.

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I feel like, by running away from them all these years, I’ve been missing out on some amazing sights. I’ve got a lot to catch up on.

To see if any other bugs have turned up in #MySundayPhoto pics this week please click on the camera below.

Please also pop back tomorrow, if you have a mo, because I have interviewed another wonderful author for my Behind The Book series (this time a writer of children’s books with the Best. Name. Ever).

Wishing you a fabulous week.

Photalife