We actually checked the weather the night before we went for a walk at the RSPB’s Surlingham Church Marsh, near Norwich, and we knew we had to get out reasonably early to beat the rain.
It was cold but lovely and bright and we were hopeful of seeing some wildlife – until the clay pigeon shooting on the opposite bank started. Nothing seemed keen to come out with all the bangs going on.
Imagine our excitement when Mark spotted a toad in the middle of the path. I quickly snapped off a shot, thinking it would hop off as Freya excitedly thundered towards it but there it sat…because it was a rubber toy.
Ah well, it was still a lovely morning (and we were sitting drinking hot chocolate just as the rain started).
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The last time Mark and I had a rare day off together without Freya we were completely clueless as to what to do with ourselves – and ended up wasting the day.
This time we had a plan. A trip to Fairhaven Woodland and Water Garden. I’ve been before but it was Mark’s first visit. After dropping her off at school, off we went. It was a cold but gloriously sunny day.
There was plenty of autumn colour.
Don’t tell the others but this is my new favourite tree.
Plus some lovely flashes of pink (and blue if you include the kingfisher that whizzed by).
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Wishing you a great week ahead.
Just when I thought I wouldn’t be posting any more butterfly photos this year, I spotted two in a week.
One was in the garden – and I just happened to have my big camera out – while the other was enjoying the sun sat on a bottle of brown sauce (HP, of course) outside a restaurant, so I snapped it on the iPhone (luckily no one was at the table).
I think they are both red admirals, although the garden one looks a little aged (I know how it feels).
Have you spotted any butterflies this week?
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