The Norfolk Broads

The distinctive high peaked shape of a vintage pleasure wherry’s large rectangular
 white canvas sail,
a gossamer yellow and blue butterfly delicately feeding on purple thistle flowers,
 the rare Swallowtail,
the early morning beauty of sunlit glistening iridescent dew crystal prisms on a 
 diaphanous spider’s web,
a sailing yacht patiently waits at the wide open expanse of Breydon Water for the
 incoming tidal water to ebb.

The exquisite lemon coloured flowers of an isolated rare fen orchid bloom unobserved 
 across distant marsh,
a small companionable herd of Polish dun coloured Konik ponies studiously graze
tall flowering grass,
the accomplished flight of monochrome swallows skimming the smooth water,

so swift of wing,
across an artist’s palette of muted colours of blue, green and brown, the faint
  chimes of church bells ring.

Elevated feathered white cirrocumulus clouds tinted with vibrant pink light create
an evanescent autumn sunset,
reflected in the dark mirrored still twilight water of Ranworth Broad, the onyx
shadow of a boat’s silhouette,
the landscape painted with sparkling white frost after an indigo black winter night,
glittering and clear,
accentuating the peaceful silence of the slumbering Broads and wildlife at this
 tranquil time of year.

The distinctive honking dawn call of a flock of departing Canada geese leaving their 
roost at first light,
the rhythmical whoosh of their wings, almost silent overhead quietly conveys their
  departing flight,
tall golden reed stems gently touch in light winds creating a whispering sound,
almost a sigh,
 the unique habitat of the Norfolk Broads is a pleasure at any time of year, underneath
 a soaring East Anglian sky.

Happy Birthday Matt love from Zara

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