TT: Flowers and Flutter-bys

Some of the flowers, butterflies and other things seen on our walk 1st August 2022. Inevitably, many of the flowers are garden escapees

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That’s all for now, Folks. Hope you enjoyed.

Next week I might have something totally different for you cos heat and health is keeping me close to home

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Waves Waving

Shots of the sea taken on our walk, 1st August 2022. Enjoy

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Hope that’s helped to cool you some if, like us, you’re in the midst of a heatwave

See Tuesday’s Treat for Flowers and Flutter-bys from this same walk

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An August Walk

1st August, hop on the first bus out of town…to Hemsby, a popular little resort of wooden chalets set in the sand dunes. Idyllic? I’ll let you be the judge.

Sun, sea and sand, who could ask for more, and the weather is kind; no heatwave today

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It still looks inviting yet two years ago a wooden chalet stood here. See it’s fence and the plants that were its garden

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And this chalet has left its porch behind

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I remember as a child there were at least two more lanes of chalets. But I particularly remember the furthest, most seaward row. The drifting dunes had all but covered them.

This is wind-damage, storm damage, it is not rising sea levels. And this is regular Earth behaviour.

The damage at the next resort, Scratby, isn’t as calamitous. But then the cliffs here are compacted sand, while at Hemsby they’re merely high-rise dunes.

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Next resort, California (I wonder whence that name?) Here we’ve no choice but to walk the beach for the cliff-top path runs out

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Low-level sea defences here in the form of granite blocks brought in from Norway…which the wind- and storm-driven sand is covering. The marram grass helps to stabilise that sand

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Incoming tide flows into a channel it has already carved into the beach. That channel runs some distance parallel to the shore and provides shallow safe water for the children

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Ahead, as behind, the cliffs, complete with evidence of calving. Rainwater draining through the sandy soil carves out fault lines which eventually cause collapse. Inevitable.

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The wind-turbines on Scroby Sands, a sandbar exposed at low tide

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And we leave the beach for easier walking…

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And to our delight find harebells everywhere

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I hope you enjoyed our walk. Yes, the Norfolk coast has its problems, mostly natural erosion. But it also is beautiful. And while walking the shore I indulged my passion for explosive waves which I’ll show you tomorrow…

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The North-West Passage

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This time of year the sun sets to the northwest which gives perfect alignment with shoreline, waterline and the lines of the mooring-dolphin on Breydon Water.

Lines, another title from the list Maria Antonia has given us for #2022picoftheweek

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The Courtier

image by walkerssk on pixabay

Wow! Is this guy the king or is he the king
Strutting his stuff in a lazuli ruff
Flashing his colours, outshining all others
His strident screech with piercing reach
Crest held erect
In every detail this guy is correct
Yet for all his dazzling eyes
He’s forever grounded, can’t reach the skies


53 words written for Sammi’s Weekend Writing Prompt: Dazzling

 

 

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CCC196: Exhausted

I tell you, that Zeus, he chased me all over Crete.

And the Aegean islands.

All through Greece.

And Italy.

I tell you, I’m exhausted. But he didn’t get me. See that white cow over there? Europa; she didn’t run fast enough.

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Crimson’s Creative Challenge #196

Here’s how it works:

Every Wednesday I post a photo (this week it’s that one above.)
You respond with something CREATIVE

Here are some suggestions:

  • An answering photo
  • A cartoon
  • A joke
  • A caption
  • An anecdote
  • A short story (flash fiction)
  • A poem
  • A newly minted proverb, adage or saying
  • An essay
  • A song—the lyrics or the performance

You have plenty of scope and only two criteria:

  • Your creative offering is indeed yours
  • Your writing is kept to 150 words or less

If you post a link in the comments section of this post I’ll be able to find it
If you include Crimson’s Creative Challenge as a heading, WP Search will find it (theory)
by ‘Searching’ in the WP Reader (fingers crossed)

Here’s wishing you inspirational explosions. And FUN

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Tuesday Treats: Butterflies and Fungi

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That’s all for now folks. Hope you’ve enjoyed.

Next week in the midst of the heat we’re off to the coast

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Monday’s Flowers

An overflow from yesterday’s post…flowers galore

Establishing shot (riparian)

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And edging on arable…

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Hope you enjoyed this little extra. Tomorrow’s Tuesdays Treats treats us to Butterflies & Fungi!

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Sunday Picture Post: Where the Water Pools

26th July we walk out of Norwich along Marriott’s Way…until we cross the small River Tud. There beside the Tud is where the water pools and the fairies play. Step quietly now, we don’t want to disturb them

The Tud…

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One of the several pools all hidden amongst the trees

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And another. We stop here for lunch

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Sometimes here we see a swan, sometimes a family of ducks. Today we see…wait for it

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These…

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So enchanted, the day passes unnoticed until we realise it’s time to catch a bus back to Norwich

More photos tomorrow…

 

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