I drove down to this part of the border of Suffolk and Essex on a mission. It was a photo shoot of a kingfisher. I arrived at the car park and luckily enough it was national trust’s car park (member’s get in free yay).
I was told it was a part of John Constable country.
John Constable (11 June 1776 – 31 March 1837) was an English Romantic painter. Born in Suffolk, he is known principally for his landscape paintings of Dedham Vale, the area surrounding his home—now known as “Constable Country”—which he invested with an intensity of affection.
I walked around and was amazed. Flatford was
blossom in beauty as the water reflects it. Walking around following the footsteps of John Constable I can see why he collected inspiration and invested back into his paintings. Alone I explored the fields surrounded the hamlet and the views were incredible and finding new bugs I have never seen
before in my lifetime. Reenergized from a well deserved lunch I began walking near the river trying to find what I set out for the kingfisher. Unfortunately I can hear him whistling away but couldn’t pin point where he was however I didn’t leave disappointed. Damselflies (female version of the dragonfly) allowed me to take its photo shoot while it was resting on a leaf. It ended with a rain threatening to fall on me. Since I haven’t got any waterproofs with me. I disappeared back into the car hoping to return to catch the most wanted bird for my collection.
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