Tuesday, 27 May 2014

Back to the orchid meadow

Unimproved grassland meadow, lots of Buttercups

Underlaid with orchids

Mostly Early Purple Orchids


Sunday, 25 May 2014

Start of the Bungay Loop

From the launch point

Below the bridge to Earsham Dam

There is a decent launching point


Saturday, 24 May 2014


The new camera may be perfectly function for what it needs to do, but the macro on the main camera beats it hands down:


Thursday, 22 May 2014

Evening in the garden

The new pocket camera appears quite functional, a few flowers in the garden this evening


Driving home through Flixton

Flixton Decoy seen from the road home today.

One of the Rhododendrons

The board which maintains water level in Blundesdon lake. It rained overnight, the board was dry yesterday. A sort of mini weir.


Wednesday, 21 May 2014

Painted Lady

We grew butterflies, Painted Ladies. This is one on the apple tree just after release.

The fine detail of the "boring" side of the wings is beautiful.

We mostly grew them to see if the process would help reduce Hazel's butterfly (and most almost every other flying insect) phobia. Very successful, but they were so much fun we'll get some more anyway...


Saturday, 17 May 2014

The canoe is varnished

Hazel getting ready for a trial in our ancient plywood Canadian canoe.

We went to Homersfield Bridge, paddled around for quarter of an hour, just to see if she liked it. A major success. Now time to try and organise a short river trip...


Tuesday, 13 May 2014

Weybread road bridge launch sites

The access point for the canadian canoe at Weybread. Easiest on the north side of the Waveney, LOTS of nettles on the southern side.

You can see the south bank launch platform just above the small rapid over the concrete blocks.

The view downstream from the launch site:

Here is the river once clear of the moving water:

Roaring Arch Bridge drop

The drop at Roaring Arch Bridge just upstream of the Bungay Loop of the Waveney, on a side channel across the common.

Monday, 5 May 2014

Walking to the Waveney on the Bungay Loop

We walked along the top of the woods above the Bungay Loop of the Waveney. This rather handsome dragonfly sat still for long enough to get a picture

We hadn't expected Hazel to walk as far as the descent to the river, but she did!

Nice drifts of rather bleached out Ladies Smock as we crossed the meadow

And playing Pooh sticks on a footbridge over the Waveney.

Getting the children to leave the river and walk back to the car is a perennial problem...

The Ash tree over the bridge makes it look more like winter but is was a lovely spring day. With the ubiquitous Bluebells of course.