Natural World

My degree was in Environmental Earth Sciences…so I may dabble into the nature sometimes 😉IMG_1484.JPG

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Overkill? Probably

Annmarie xoxo

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Humans for scale

There’s a circular walking on the Blinking Estate (Norfolk) which seems like a normal lovely walk through a National Trust site. However when me and a friend turned the corner nose deep in our map to ensure we were going the right way, we weren’t expecting to come across a large mausoleum! Although we were at a National Trust stately home so, I guess it could be expected? If you go to the left side of the mausoleum of this picture you can peer inside.

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Blickling Hall

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View from across the vast lake

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Connect II

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Happisburgh, Norfolk

My immediate thought was a bridge, but I’ve already done that. So a lighthouse! A tower of light that allows those out in the sea to see the rugged lands.

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I remember when I was in Slapton, Devon on a fieldtrip in my first year of University. It was the first time the me being the big city kid I was spent a night out of a city. I was surprised at how dark it can get without light pollution, amazed at the stretches of stars bright in the sky. To top it off there was a lighthouse nearby whose beam of light kept circling the sky.

Without cheating, how would you pronounce ‘Happisburgh’?

Annmarie xoxo

Solitude II

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For me solitude is getting away from normal life, escaping the urban jungle.

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Bliss II

For me bliss is being surrounded by nature. I love going for walks, exploring areas focusing on details in the landscape. I find it relaxing being outside.

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Southrepps Common, Norfolk

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Wroxham, Norfolk

Derelict boats, in Blakeney, Norfolk

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Street II

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I’m cheating a little here.

This was taken along a Roman road near Hockham, Norfolk. I loved the contrast between the pine plantation on one side and the deciduous on the other. The light hitting the trunks and bracken on the right. Although I’m a city girl, and will always be one, I think a natural street/road, will always grab my attention more than an urban one.

My last attempt was Elm Hill, in Norwich.

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Bounded by the Sea

One of the most obvious characteristics of the UK (and Ireland) is that we’re an island nation, surrounded by the sea. I’ve always loved the coast, the transition between land and sea. The waves lapping up the beach, the salty smell of the air. The sound of seagulls…as long as they’re no where near your food. The mandatory purchase of seaside rock to prove that you had been to a seaside town. The waves act as a natural metronome, if you’re ever feeling anxious. Building sandcastles, and getting sand stuck in between your toes, or trying to get anywhere on shingle beaches.

But there’s also the darker side to being bounded by the sea – coastal erosion. The waves are continuously re-shaping the coastline, affecting settlements, tourism and ecosystems. And man is always trying to get the upper hand and mange it as much as it can.

All photos taken along the Norfolk (Eastern England) coastline: Mundesley, Sea Palling, Happisburgh, Cromer, Sheringham, Holme-Next-The-Sea.

In response to the weekly photo challenge: “Boundaries.”

Annmarie xoxo