Tag Archives: Norfolk

It’s Spring

I’m not sure whether to enter this as ‘It’s Spring’, or ‘Close-Up’: my offering for this week’s #2018picoftheweek Challenge. There are several species of willow in the Uk with the alias of Pussy Willow, but only two grow in East … Continue reading

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Black and White Reflections

This week I braved the elements to take some fresh photos for the 2018picoftheweek challenge. I wasn’t sure of the wisdom of this walk having a mild case of vertigo in aftermath of a sinus infection and/or a cold. But … Continue reading

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St Peter’s church, North Burlingham

The ruins of old churches seldom fail to catch my attention; I just have to investigate, even if it means a wade through waist-high nettles and a tangle of brambles. They exude a sense of Dark Gothic as if a … Continue reading

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A Year Full of Norfolk Images

Too often it’s only the flowers and fungi that get pulled from my collection and posted to here. So, I thought with the year’s end near, I’d post some of the others, the non-flowers. The choice wasn’t easy: I allowed … Continue reading

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Ketel Alder

Continuing the four-post series, a look at three related Late Saxon Wills 1: Wulfgyth of Karletune 2: Ketel Alder 3: Edwin of Meltuna 4: Family Connections: Wulf, Wine and Thor Ketel, King’s Thegn? Despite Ketel had the requisite hidage, and … Continue reading

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Enter The Scribes

Ancestral Lands: Part Two, Saxons and Danes Saxlingham wasn’t named for the Saxons, but for a minor lord by name of Seaxe. And despite the claims of the village sign, Seaxe probably lived one, even two centuries earlier (650-750 CE), … Continue reading

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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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