Getting out and about in the sunshine

One of our first real outings his year away from the walking in circles no more than 5 miles from home. So we went to Gooderstone Gardens south of Swaffham. We also went to Castle Acre Priory but I will save that for another day.

Gooderstone is attractive (when the sun shines). It’s a bubbly garden with lots of stuff spread everywhere and no one set of plants predominating. But the water, the summer house and the occasional statue  make it very attractive.

I found the “one way system” a bit frustrating. I am the sort of photographer who likes to look, ponder, go back and have another go at it, but that can be quite difficult when one is having to social distance, walk round other people. That’s before one encounters a “No Entry” sign because someone is weeding an adjacent flower bed and has to walk back to his wheelbarrow which is parked in the middle of a footpath!

But the trees are pretty and the patterns in the stream create a certain abstract element.

The dragonflies and damselflies put on amazing displays for the visitors. Seeing them is one thing – taking a picture of them is something else though.

I miss the café though and when the sun went in it all looked a bit samey – you know green with the occasional splash of colour. What a difficult man to please!