We've just returned from an Easter holiday in Norfolk.
We rented a traditional flint cottage which has a beautiful woodland garden that seems to go on forever.
The local church viewed from the garden. The kids weren't too impressed though when the bell ringers started playing at 8.30am on Sunday morning. I was in the garden relaxing and drinking tea and nearly jumped out of my seat! It was a lovely sound to hear once I got over the shock.
We walked to the beach for picnics in the sand dunes and played cricket and kicked a ball around.
The beaches were almost deserted.
Starfish, razor shells and bird footprints in the sand.
Boats at Thornham.
Harbour at Burnham Staithes.
The blossom looked absolutely beautiful against the bright blue sky when the sun shone.
We browsed the pretty shops at Burnham Market. I love the colourful signage and the wooden table displaying shells, pink garlic and lemons for sale.
We walked through pretty villages filled with Spring flowers.
The white Magnolia flowers contrast beautifully against the red leaves of the hedge.
A pretty spring flower display.
A pretty birdbath surrounded by tulips in Kings Lynn which reminds me of a vintage embroidery pattern. We found this little garden tucked away behind the Arts Centre. We had come to see an art exhibition but unfortunately it was closed for Easter.
Pretty yellow viola's displayed in a distressed wooden wine crate.
Bright coloured tulips.
Early morning sun and daffodils in our rented cottage garden. I was lucky enough to see deer in the garden twice very early in the morning when I popped out to have a cup of tea. There were lots of rabbits and so many birds. Sometimes the moorhens were so noisy I used to jump and almost spill my tea!
Pretty Primulas in the front garden.
Back to reality now trying to dry all the washing indoors as we've had rain since returning home. Well at least the garden and allotment will get a good water!