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Lavender Fields of Heacham

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Contributor: AlexandraSD
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I have passed these fields many times, more years than i care or can remember. Yet i still get a thrill when i see these hills in a lovely indigo bloom.

Growing on a Norfolk hill (nope, its not flat, nor boring) where the water can drain easily and the sun shines upon it during late summertime, this little hill stands out from the rest, and it is easy to see why.

Late afternoons are ok, but evening is better, the Lavender is illuminated nicely by the coastal sunlight, and is already a haven for budding photographers who happen to chance upon it as they drive past, irresistibly swayed into stopping to capture a few images, and why not? On a perfect summers evening this place certainly takes some beating, it is truly magical when it is in full bloom.

As a bonus, it is a haven for butterflies too, with painted ladys coming in their 1000s, as well as Peacocks and Red Admirals, and maybe other lesser known species too, i am no expert, but i do like what i see and experience there.

Forget that small lavender field by the Snettisham roundabout, carry on driving til you see the hill, right by the BP station, that is your destination, enjoy Smile

ps, as if by magic, google has managed to capture a small glimpse of the lavender field, only 1/5th of it though, it has obviously mostly been harvested, there isn't just that strip there i promise.

Lavender Fields of Heacham Images

Some Lavender, shooting into the light.
More lavender
Lavender, with a butterfly, awww :)
Miles of lavender, blimey!

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