Looking much as painted by Constable
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River Stour - Constable country
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This plant had us guessing. My money's on spring beauty. Whatever it is, it's quite common on this walk. Manningtree circular.
Manningtree circular. Still shaky on its legs.
Stratford St Mary Manningtree circular.
Stratford St Mary Church Note the flint Manningtree circular.
East Bergholt Church Manningtree circular.
Goat A Manningtree circular.
Goat C Manningtree circular.
Setting for The Haywain Manningtree circular.
....re-enacted by ladybirds. A curious sight. Many of the gravestones in Lawford churchyard had congregations of ladybirds at the top. And not just one species, red ones, black ones, brown ones.... Manningtree Circular
A woven fence. What intrigued me was there were no obvious sections - suggesting it had been woven on site. Manningtree Circular
Its not all plain sailing on these walks. We were lucky to survive an attack by this apex predator. Manningtree Circular
Setting for the Haywain. Manningtree Circular
Not sure what this is, I suspect a water pumping station or similar, but this art-deco slab is rather out of place in this village.
The bells of this church are housed in this building in the church yard.
Stour water meadows & Dedham Church
Stratford St Mary
Old Hall, East Bergholt
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An american plant growing wild over here. Ive only ever seen it on this walk. Claytonia perfoliata aka miners lettuce. Manningtree Circular.
or, the only way is Essex
Stour valley in the distance
By heck, there's been a reet grand display of buttercups this year.
Softened by the vigorous growth along the roadside embankment
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Near Dedham. Manningtree Circular
Showing the Sun Inn. Manningtree Circular
East Bergholt Church Manningtree Circular
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Manningtree Circular "Putrid slime", eh?