Sunday Picture Post: Burlingham Woods

31st October dawned misty but with a promise of sun. So, early bus out to Acle, and from Acle via tight lanes and farm-tracks to Burlingham. These photos are from the first part of the walk. Enjoy

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The lane leads us between ploughed and sown fields

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The lane widens as it becomes a farm-track

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A small plantation of mostly native fruit trees has been planted over recent years…and a seat added for the walker’s enjoyment (but perhaps not today!)

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At the open centre of the plantation knapweed and teasel vie for the sun’s attention. Guess the teasel wins!

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The plantation is screened by birch…

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And here we must skirt a field

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And another farm-track

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Love how the sun defines those lines…

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Finally, our shoes muddy, we arrive at the woods

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The painted posts are what remains of a pre-Covid project by the local schools and various youth groups to make the “Burlingham Henge”! They ring around that mighty oak. A shame the sun isn’t reaching here.

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And here we leave the walk. To be continued next week. Hope you enjoyed.

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Heraldic Devices

21st November 2022

This heraldic device is called an Achievement, and it records all the noble in-laws of the deceased. The red hand denotes a baronnet. Thus a person’s genealogy is displayed. I found this in Hethel church where the deceased was buried. Alas, I’m unable to decipher it.

I claim this as Family Time, another title from the list Maria Antonia has given us for #2022picoftheweek

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He Vowed

Image by Brigitte Werner on pixabay

Drenched in the downpour
He crouched at the centre of the ancient henge
He mate, his partner, his wife bleeding and leaking out her life
His teeth clenched, his emotions wrenched, his heart in pain
From the wedge that hammered harder than the rain
He vowed – he pledged – with words hatred-entrenched
He would drive her killer to the edge
Every wilding river dredged
He’d not once rest till he had his revenge.


72 words written for Sammi’s Weekend Writing Prompt: Revenge

 

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Friday’s Fungi

Hi, plenty of fungi photos for you today, all taken on our walk to Burlingham Woods on 31st October. Enjoy…

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And this last one, lichen (cos I like lichen!)

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That’s all for today. But we haven’t yet reached those woods. Who knows how many and of what sort are hiding in there. Next week…

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CCC211: Trevor’s Day Out

Trevor was a fisherman’s tractor
He lived on the shore by the sea
But Trevor’s boss was heading inland
So Trevor begged him, please take me.
Away from the sea there were no waves
With no boat to pull up and down the beach
Trevor didn’t know how to behave
And so, beset by shyness, Trevor hid behind a tree.

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Crimson’s Creative Challenge #211

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: Colour in Details

The details, mostly colourful, from our walk on 26th October 2022. Enjoy

And to begin, yes, there are still flowers in bloom

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Unexpected, a dragonfly

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Oh, those poisonous berries, still hanging around!

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More berries, this time rowan…

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Red seems to be the colour of the day

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Sloes… much in demand these days due to the craze for gin

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And a lone flower to end with

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That’s all folks… until next weekend

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Sunday Picture Post: Tyrrell’s Wood

26th October we catch a bus into Norwich, and another out to Long Stratton, a small town that straddles an old Roman Road. From there by lane, path and track, we head to Tyrrell’s Wood.

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By lane and path…

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Autumnal colour is beginning to show

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And down a private road to a farm…

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Where a horse insists I take its photo!

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Past the farm and over the common. Commons are common in this part of Norfolk. The houses edging it are old

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Another lane, this with open views across the fields

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And we arrive at Tyrrell’s Wood. This comprises 5 smaller woods, the oldest recorded in 1251 as Boscus de Grischave

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It doesn’t matter how many times we visit, we always get lost

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We stop to munch our lunch. And it rains. Heavy. Oh well, best we find our way out of here…

Hope you enjoyed. See Tuesday Treats for some colourful details

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But It’s Not Christmas

14th November 2022

My Christmas Cactus doesn’t know it’s not meant to flower for another month yet.

Once A Year, another title from the list Maria Antonia has given us for #2022picoftheweek

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Heaven

Image by Amy Z on pixabay

I love to stop
And who would not
For a five-minute browse
Forgetting the time
As I scan the spines
Selecting at random
With exquisite abandon
That will carry me over
Till my next stop
At the Bibliopole’s shop


39 words written for Sammi’s Weekend’s Writing Prompt: Bibliopole

 

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