Beware the Blue Dragon

I dared to sit on this blue dragon seat and lived to tell the tale!
My BLUE dragon was specially chosen for Ann Mackay (Suffolk UK, although Ann’s originally from Scotland). She is the second Liebster Award nominee who’s answered my questions!

Ann likes blue and purple. She also mentioned a family boat trip along Loch Ness – no sign of Nessie! Thought this might appeal… have you seen it before Ann?

In 2010 and 2011 Nigel and I travelled to the UK, both years, and we found this wonderful dragon in Alnwick Market Square, Northumberland. We call it the Viking Seat, others refer to it as a dragon, maybe it could pass for a sea serpent?

Ann has a gorgeous blog with weekly posts of beautiful flower photos. Well, usually flowers – occasionally other nature photos like foliage or seedheads.

Photos of beautiful Camassia flowers (blue-purple),
and Ann’s answers to my questions – at:

[link]ย ย  Camassias: And Some Blog Love


Dragon Seat

Alnwick Market Square, Northumberland UK. —photos taken by Nigel, 2011

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Text by Liz, photos by Nigel; Exploring Colour (2020)

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    1. I get on well with dragons ๐Ÿ™‚ I wondered the same thing when I saw the cone sign, but probably not. NZ has wonderful ice-creams. In the UK they were expensive and not nearly as big so I don’t think we had many!

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    1. Ah, how interesting Gary! I love it that you can see the sea serpent ๐Ÿ™‚ Amazing to hear that you’re Norwegian. I’ve always been fascinated by the Vikings.. their ships and sagas!

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  1. Wow! What a fabulous seat! I feel honoured and I’ll have to go and sit there if I get to Alnwick sometime. It does have a very Norse feel, which makes sense because that area has a lot of Viking history. (As does the area of Scotland that I grew up in.) Thanks Liz! ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. We hugely enjoyed our time in Alnwick, it was one of the highlights of our trips to the UK. We stayed in a B&B at Craster on the coast. And we both loved this seat! btw we also loved the Alnwick Castle garden, just adored it! It was the whole reason we went there to begin with ๐Ÿ™‚

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