Sunday Picture Post: Happing on Flordon Common

Out of nowhere, without the slow build usual of spring, Friday 6th May is going to be hot. Not roasting-hot, not height of the summer-hot, but hot.Β  So fill those water-bottles, pack your sunscreen, and come along with me.

Two buses take us to Long Stratton, a small town on an old Roman road (we’ve been there before, the start of many walks). We head out of town northeastward and happen upon Tharston

6th May 2022

Too soon to take advantage of this seat. As with many Norfolk villages, the church is way-way-way away from the present-day village

6th May 2022

Just to remind us of the month, every hedgerow is white with May blossoms (hawthorn)

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The route is over fields and along little leafy lanes…

6th May 2022

6th May 2022

Anyone who knows me knows I’ve a passion for pylons. If we see nothing else this day, still I’d be happy with these

6th May 2022

6th May 2022

Twisty-turny country lanes, and sprawling farm buildings…we’re happening upon the next village, Hapton

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6th May 2022

More little lanes, and across a pasture with cattle grazing

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And we’re at destination. Flordon Common. Next month (June) this path will be lined with yellow flag (wild iris)

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In centuries past this stream powered several mills on its way to join the river Yare just outside Norwich. How things do change!

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No yellow flags today, too early. Instead the common has turned white with ransom flowers (wild garlic), and oh boy, is that a tantalising smell

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We follow the path kept wide by grazing cattle to rejoin the country lanes at Flordon village. By now the heat has become oppressive. The two miles back to the bus-stop somewhat resembles walking into an oven; I want to return to the shade of the trees

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I hope you enjoyed the walk. I did. But I have to admit, I have a heart problem which makes me hyper-sensitive to heat (doctor says I shouldn’t go out in it but stupid me, I keep going)

Hope you’ll join me again next week. And don’t forget to check out Tuesday Treat for the flowers seen on the way

About crispina kemp

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18 Responses to Sunday Picture Post: Happing on Flordon Common

  1. Sadje says:

    Love the greenery.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Deborah says:

    Thank you for the sweet treat and please take care yourself! πŸ™‚ ❀

    Liked by 3 people

  3. Dale says:

    We had a ridiculously hot week. It’s raining today, though. And will for the next few days.
    Your images are lovely, Crispina. And maybe you should slow it down on the hot days, hmmm?

    Liked by 2 people

  4. Nope, Not Pam says:

    Beautifully scenic, that cow looked huge 😊

    Liked by 2 people

  5. castorpblog says:

    I also love the pictures and can’t wait to get back to England again.

    Liked by 2 people

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