Sunday Picture Post: Green Lanes and Pines

I invite you to walk with me. Inland this time, along green lanes and over hills (okay, not high hills but hills the same).

We’re going to Lound where we’ll pick up the Snakes Track that’ll take us to Asby: 14 July 2020

Humph! 14 July 2020

The start of Snake’s Track. But it’s okay, there’s a clear path to the side of this nettle-grown gate.

Snake’s Track: 14 July 2020

Chicory growing wild: 14 July 2020

A full halfway along, there’s a break in the hedge (new trees being planted) and we can see into the fields. Wildflowers form wide borders, intended to attract pollinating insects and bees, and thus also birds.

Scabious: 14 July 2020

Scabious had become rare but again is flourishing thanks to the farmers and their field-edges

A typical cornfield in N E Suffolk: 14 July 2020

Cornflowers, corn-marigolds, poppies, ox-eyed daisies, wild geraniums, self-heal… some of the flowers I identified here

A riot of colour: 14 July 2020

Loud with the humming of bees

Hemlock: 14 July 2020

As we turn off the track, to pick up another to take us to Ashby, there is an incredible smell. It doesn’t find favour with most people, but it makes me think of roasting coffee. It’s hemlock in the sun

Lound Lakes

Beyond Asby, heading back to Great Yarmouth, Lound Lakes are a reservoir managed by Anglian Water. And private property. This was all we could see.

Pine cones… 14 July 2020

Pine isn’t native to Norfolk and Suffolk. These have been planted on the hill that rises above Lound Lake (a former Board).

Pines: 14 July 2020

Pines and bracken on a hillside; it could be Scotland. No, it’s Suffolk

Rowan: 14 July 2020

And you can’t have pines without Mountain Ash (Rowan)… all heavy in berry

Pylons. And rain clouds: 14 July 2020

The weather had remained fair for us, so we couldn’t complain if the clouds started to mount as we were heading for the bus home.

I hope you enjoyed the photos. Deciding which to use out the 300 I took was a major challenge!

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34 Responses to Sunday Picture Post: Green Lanes and Pines

  1. These are wonderful pictures! I Hope you had fun. Looking at the meadow and the countless colourful flowers, I wondered what it would be like to walk barefoot through it.. ah! Thanks for this treat

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  2. castorpblog says:

    Always a pleasure to follow your rambles

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  3. Deborah says:

    Very beautiful! Thank you for taking me there! πŸ™‚ ❀

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  4. What a beautiful meadow, and such lovely green paths. It seems like a tranquil walk.

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    • Yes, it was.
      This Monday’s walk was postponed for bad weather. But then I went out on my own yesterday. And the walk with my daughter has been moved to Saturday. So this coming Sunday will be yesterday’s walk… if I ever get the photos sorted.

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  5. Dale says:

    Just realised I “liked” and ran (probably a client came and disturbed me!) While all your pictures are beautiful, I fell in love with “riot of colour” – simply gorgeous!

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  6. davezart says:

    Walks like these are all I am able to do these days, Thanks for sharing. I love the colours of the cornfields.

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