Last month I commented that I was just back from a holiday in Norfolk and most of this month's pictures were taken on that holiday.
1. Yellow Flag Iris
One of my favourite wild flowers is the Yellow Flag, such delicate veining and markings.
2. Start with a T… - Turkey (I suppose Norfolk Turkey)
Our holiday cottage had a large grassed area which was often occupied by 3 turkeys, a male and 2 females. The male was magnificently coloured and could be quite intimidating, although with a beak like that I don’t think he would have delivered much of a peck.
I couldn’t find any lilac bushes to photograph. I have always been hopeless at naming and matching colour shades. Apparently lilac was first used as a description of a colour in 1775. In today’s technical era apparently lilac is now Hex triplet - #C8A2C8 or RGB (200, 162, 200) and there are sub variations of Pale Lilac, Rich Lilac, Bright Lilac and French Lilac.
So ignoring all of that here is a picture of Primula vialii where the red buds clash with the (?) lilac flowers
4. Start with a G…………… - Godwit
The marvellous Pensthorpe Natural Park near Fakenham has a large walk in aviary with a collection of birds that nest in Norfolk. It includes this long beaked Black-tailed Godwit as well a Turtle Doves and Bearded Tits. The birds are amazingly tame and you can get very close to them.
This is the silver altar frontal given to the church at Sandringham by an American millionaire. The silver altar and reredos were presented to Queen Alexandra by the American department store owner, Rodman Wanamaker, as a tribute to Edward VII. He also presented her with the silver pulpit. Apparently he is no relation to the acting Wanamaker family.
6. My own choice
Two contrasting pictures from the National Trust Estate at Blickling, Norfolk. The first is the temple in the garden surrounded by flowering azaleas. The second the Family Mausoleum in the woods in the form of a pyramid.
Thank you to Kate at http://livelovecraftme.blogspot.co.uk/ for organising and providing the inspiration.
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