Sunday, 13 April 2014

Weybread Mill weirs

After the orchid picnic we drove to Weybread and has a walk along a bit of the Angle Way, mostly me wanting to look at the river but we all had a lovely walkabout.

This is the main weir, the top drop is about two feet and the slope is about another two feet.

An easy enough slide/scrape in any sort of a play boat. This is at pretty low but not quite Summer levels.

Below is the main flow control sluice, about four feet to a flat brick floor. Unlikely to form any sort of user friendly wave as flow increases but you never know...


Still very early for orchids but we had a picnic at a patch of unimproved grassland and I managed to find, in a sheltered hollow, the smallest Early Purple Orchid I have ever seen.

A slightly larger companion was about a foot away, they were the only two orchids in the whole reserve, at least around the edges were I walked.

Cowslips were common but mostly very stunted, this was again from a sheltered spot.

Bluebell by the picnic blanket

Saturday, 12 April 2014

Haddiscoe woodland Bluebells

In Haddiscoe the Bluebells are just coming out. Another week and a sunny day and they will make a lovely picture.

Pretty Yellow Archangel by the footpath:

And a white Comfrey, just starting to go over:

Wednesday, 2 April 2014

Tuesday, 1 April 2014

Misty morning

Early morning mist at ground level. To my eye it was grey with a grey silhouette of the tree, remarkably blue on the photograph...