That-a-way!

Yesterday while taking a lunchtime walk around Hinxton, I came upon this glove hanging off a hedgerow in the middle of nowhere! It seemed to be pointing to the way I must take!

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Blowin’ in the wind!

My workplace is also home to a wetland habitat. The wild grassland bordering is a haven for moths, butterflies and damselflies that thrive on the plentiful thistles. I find them especially beautiful when they set winged soft silky winged seeds ready to be blown by the gentlest breeze.

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Thistle seed heads. Click on the photo for more viewing options on Flickr

A flint(stone)

If you came looking for Fred or Wilma Flintstone, then you’ve come to the wrong place :)!

East Anglia and Norfolk in England have many flint stones that can be found littering the countryside. Flints have been used since the stone-age to make sharp-edged weapons like axes and arrow-heads, as well as in the creation of sparks to produce a fire. The flints found in our local area take on peculiar shapes, like the one below which looks like a horseshoe.

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A horseshoe-shaped flint. Hinxton, England