Friday, 24 July 2015

Norfolk Tale

 

Norfolk. North Sea facing and home to a cluster of incredible beaches. Timeless open rural landscapes peppered with flint and cob houses edged in red brick. Tidal estuaries and spits and staithes. Sailing boats and dinghies, clanking in the wind. Large rambling estates dotted throughout and consequently gardens to discover. The weather rattles through changing the mood...I love that.
 




 


In Wiveton...
quite!
 Hovering in a summery state of inaction.
~x~


16 comments:

  1. Good Afternoon Sarah-Jane, What a treat, I really enjoyed looking at your photos. I loved the photo of the delphiniums as I always have problems growing them in my garden, as soon as the little shoots emerge from the soil, and before I spot them, the snails have feasted on the new shoots.
    The onions are huge and the lavender is such a joy... yes it was certainly a treat.
    Enjoy your weekend.
    Best Wishes
    Daphne

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    1. Hello Daphne! Thanks ever so much. Ditto on the delphinium front! So frustrating...I think they must camp out all night "slug watch!" x

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  2. Lovely post. Especially love the image of the Grey Massey Ferguson tractor. My Grandfather had one of these on his Dartmoor farm, I loved riding in the link box on the back taking the churns of milk to the top of the long lane for collection. Have a great weekend.

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    1. How gorgeous! We have a little red Massey 135 here at The Lane, not starting at the moment, grrrrrrrrrr, just when we need to be out in the fields! The one in Norfolk was chugging away happily pulling boats in and out at Brancaster Staithe.x

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  3. It all looks lovely. We visit the garden at Wiveton every time we go to Norfolk (which is quite often) now we have to wait for September to see its autumn delights.

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    1. Yay, love Wiveton! September is my favourite time there, golden landscapes and huge skies x

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  4. What a lovely post to read and such great photographs too.
    I have very fond memories of a holiday in Norfolk some years ago.

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    1. Hello! Lovely to hear from you. It is an amazingly hot summer for you this year? Happy to bring some lovely Norfolk memories back. x

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  5. Hello Sarah-Jane, what a wonderful description, both the words and the pictures. I love the rose at the top, the lace curtain and the amazing looking dolls house. We went to Norfolk on our honeymoon in the way distant past, but this has brought back memories, thank you!

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    1. So happy you enjoyed it Jane x That rose is at Narborough Hall, I adore the planting in that garden...it is exquisite..the lace is inside the Hall itself. The dolls house is in the orangerie at Felbrigg and is a replica of the main house...I just loved it too! x

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  6. what a fabulous place, it's going on my 'to do' list, beautiful pictures thanks for sharing.

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  7. How beautiful and magical, every single picture! I love the sign at Wiveton. Reminds me of a line from Stephen Fry's memoir (he grew up in Norfolk). When he got in trouble and was called to the front of the class, the teacher said something like, Come ye on forward, Master Fry.

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    1. Ah the very great genius that is Mr Stephen Fry...I am imagining him booming "slow you down!" he he! x

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  8. Looks like a gorgeous place to explore and enjoy, great photos full of character! I think I need a trip soon!

    Katie x

    http://long-may-she-rain.blogspot.co.uk

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