Summer throng

Monday, August 15, 2016

summer in the Norfolk countryside

The sound of the gorse dominated our afternoon last week. As I slowly walked through the bushes the intermittent pop of the seed pods was clear to hear over the buzz of the the grasshoppers getting busy in the hot grasses as the sun beat down. POP. Despite scrutiny, I couldn't see any of the ripe pods suddenly explode; scattering it's contents all around. I would have liked that. 
With the majority of the growing season behind us, the burgeoning undergrowth made the path almost impassable in places but I carefully negotiated my way through. A shimmy here and there.
summer in the Norfolk countryside

summer in the Norfolk countryside
Clusters of berries are beginning to make themselves seen; I've no idea what this exciting red cluster is above but below is the easily recognisable blackberry. From the amount of brambles and flowers I've seen recently there could well be a bumper crop. My mind automatically jumps to making blackberry and apple crumble...
summer in the Norfolk countryside

summer in the Norfolk countryside
As I mentioned before, there were hundred of these damselflies (I stand corrected -  Thank you Simon, I always like to hear what exactly it is that I've photographed!).
summer in the Norfolk countryside

summer in the Norfolk countryside
The hot air wafted a variety of scents our way; from the ghastly dog waste, to hot straw and sweet honeysuckle.
summer in the Norfolk countryside

summer in the Norfolk countryside

summer in the Norfolk countryside

summer in the Norfolk countryside


summer in the Norfolk countryside
The bright sunlight played pretty little games all over the scenery; from dancing over the gently rippling water to beaming in rays through the chinks in the canopy. The perfect pastel pink flowers thrived amongst the lily pads, which stretched further into the lake than ever before.
summer in the Norfolk countryside

summer in the Norfolk countryside

summer in the Norfolk countryside

summer in the Norfolk countryside
Oh yes, I'm loving the summer days alright.
Sophie

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3 comments

  1. Your love of the Summer is evident!

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  2. Grasp it with both hands and both eyes while it still lives! Before we know it, we will be looking back on it.

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  3. Gorgeous - I love how you've captured the light.

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