Scotland has its mountains; Cumbria its lakes; Wales its valleys; the South its Downs, stones and circles. East Anglia has skies which became the inspiration for the Norwich School of artists.
So, with no resort to the dramatic, here are some Norfolk skies. Most are incidental to the picture’s main subject. Peaceful browsing . . .
Clouds brooding above the Norwich-London tacks at Forncett
A month later and there are still brooding clouds over Forncett. I took this photo for the pylon.
Breydon Water and the clouds have arranged themselves as if an artist’s lines of perspective
Scudding away to leave a clear sky; here a field of ripening grain in Lothingland (between Gt Yarmouth & Lowestoft)
The sun lights up the clouds over this recently harvested field at South Walsham
These ‘easy-to-draw’ clouds found themselves featuring in this photo taken outside Poringland
Though these clouds might look like they presage rain, they are, in fact, a good indication of good walking weather. Photo taken along Weavers Way north of Stalham
On the way to Upton from Acle, these rain-laden clouds are heading for Great Yarmouth (Yippee, I wasn’t there that day though I had caught an earlier downpour while on the way to the bus.
Same place, same day, same rain. Same me thinking ‘Yipee’
Later that day, silken drapery over Blofield Heath
What I’d describe as ‘painterly clouds’; Swardeston water-meadows
Ridge-and-furrow clouds over the medieval fields at Saxlingham Nethergate
Taken this Tuesday from Marriotts Way, silken darts over Costessey
And sometimes we have blue skies. This photo of the Bure marshes was taken from a riverside walk just outside Great Yarmouth