Tag Archives: Norfolk

The Bug with the Bulging Thighs

It’s taken me a week to find the name of this bug. And, lo! it’s so descriptive: Swollen-thighed Beetle (Oedemera nobilis) Apparently, this is the male of the species—the female sports more slender, typically beetle, thighs. I don’t know what … Continue reading

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Moody Old Cow

I always thought ‘Moody Old Cow’ was something a chap might say to his missus after long years of marriage. Until I met with these ladies, recently, while out walking . . . .

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A Sense of Place?

A sense of place? No, rather I’d say this photo shows a typical British weathery-sense.

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Imagine . . . Damsels Flying

As a bird photographer I’m best at flowers—they don’t flit and fly away. Yet, ironically, the smaller flyers (butterflies, dragon- and damselflies) when they alight upon a leaf are more likely to (re)pose awhile. And so . . . Photos … Continue reading

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Passionate About Pylons

Second to plants, this is my other passion . . . Photo taken 31st May 2017, between Forncett St Mary and Hapton, Norfolk

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A Hundred Walks

No, not 100 walks, but walks across, around and through an English hundred. This is something I began last summer, source of the flower photos I posted (see also The Confusing Case of the Norman Arches), and intend to resume … Continue reading

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A Wet Woodland Walk

Or perhaps A Spurious Segue In January 1797 John Hetherington, a London haberdasher, was fined £50 for causing a public nuisance—he was wearing the very first top hat. In public! In February 1797 the very last invasion of Britain began. And … Continue reading

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