Suffolk, Norfolk and some Heroes

My dear husband organised a trip this last weekend,  just me and him.   The dogs and children were suitable catered for and to be honest I dont think they even missed us.   We set off and went to Diss,  Framlington and Southwold.  Below are some of my photos,  I especially liked the flag irises I came across in peoples gardens. 

 Everywhere their seemed to be oil seed rape fields, very striking against a rain laden sky.

 

Another mushroom or toadstool

Signs from another era.

A mummy starling and hungry chick,  the noise it made was amazing for one so small.

On Sunday we stumbled upon the Civic Parade in Southwold the culmination being a Civic Church Service at Saint Edmunds in Southwold.   I was quite taken aback when seeing the RNLI volunteers as they marched past,  these people who put there lives at risk saving people in trouble at sea,  it all brought a lump to my throat.  God bless these brave souls.

Heroes in Southwold

Marching Band

A statue on the Church.

It was a lovely trip away and full of good memories and images.  🙂

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Toadstools and Faeries

I went out for a short walk around our church and came across this arc of toadstools, or “faerie ring”.   It was really odd as just before I went out i had read a blog post on Chest of Delights and it was about faeries.  Faerie rings are supposedly a way into our world from the world of the faeries/elves/pixies.   So maybe we have a magical creature wandering around our village?   They were amazing to look at and I had never seen them on this patch of grass before.

Also I took some pictures of other things in the vicinity.   There is a plaque on the church wall commemorating the visit of  George V  in 1912.  He surveyed the troops outside of the church, during the Army manoeuvres  of 1912.  it is in a sorry state and we are hoping to get it renovated.   These are some of the words written on it.

George V.  R.I.

Our King in mellow autumn tide

Here viewed a bloodless fray;

May duty,  love and peace abide

To bless him day by day.

It was a delightful walk and the following photos are what I encountered!     Apologies for the obsession with ladybirds continuing in this post, but they do seem to be everywhere at the moment.

Ladybird gathering

 Ladybird at lunch

Just to prove the sun was out, Daisies

The Church sundial

Another mushroom,  but  a solitary one.  I love the edging pattern, its so beautiful.

Early Morning

What a lovely day to wake up to!   No dark rain laden clouds,  just blue sky and a warm sun.    It was a lovely walk with my dogs and along the way we encountered lots of wonderful things!

I am now set up for the day,  I hope the sun is shining wherever you are.

These horses were enjoying the warmth of the sun.

Forget me not in the dappled morning sun

Horse Chestnut blossom buds waiting to open

A beautiful moon in the blue sky

A snail rushing somewhere?

Our local sheep and lambs waiting for the farmer to arrive with the daily bucket of food.