Monthly Archives: December 2017

A Year Full of Norfolk Images

Too often it’s only the flowers and fungi that get pulled from my collection and posted to here. So, I thought with the year’s end near, I’d post some of the others, the non-flowers. The choice wasn’t easy: I allowed … Continue reading

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Christmas Glasses

What to do with photos taken for a purpose, and then not used? I took these photos with intent to use in the Saxlingham history, recently posted. But somehow, they never made it in. The church of St Mary the … Continue reading

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The Solstice

The sun has left, has gone away cold and darkness rules the day the earth is hard, the trees are bare bleak and barren winter’s here. But light the fire and watch it burn and know the sun will yet … Continue reading

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Masters of Unreality

A flower is a flower is a flower. (Okay, so some – mostly orchids – might mimic the bees.) But I’ve yet to find one that resembles a plate of mashed potatoes. But the fungi . . . they’re always … Continue reading

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Seasonal Sillies

When I began this blog in November 2012 I began with silliness. But being a new blog, my madness wasn’t seen by many. Now I’ve taken a sample of those sillies and not so much re-posted as relaid and renovated.

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Expanding My Porcelain Collection

Fungi come in every colour, and every texture. These – smooth, pale, almost translucent – make me think of porcelain. Photos taken October 2017

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Evolution of an e-book [1]

Couple of weeks back, when I wrote of my plans to publish Feast Fables as an e-book, I promised regular updates on progress (see A Makeover for Crimsonprose). I now realise if I wait the month round I risk my … Continue reading

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Autumnal Colours on Mousehold Heath

This week, snow. Last week, this . . .

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The Migrating Village of Saxlingham Thorpe

Returning to the Norfolk village of Saxlingham, Nethergate and Thorpe, we’ve arrived at the High Middle Ages: post-Hastings, post Norman Conquest and all that. While William and his mail-clad henchmen hadn’t treated kindly with the English lords of this land, … Continue reading

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