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
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!