July 2021

Flatford Mill is extremely photogenic, and every time I visit I can’t resist taking yet more photo’s, no matter what time of year it is.

My last visit was in June 2021, the sky was blue, the trees were in full leaf, and there were lots of visitors enjoying a day in the countryside.

I was a guide with a coach party that day, so I also visited East Bergholt for a stroll around the church yard, where I had a look at Willy Lotts gravestone. It’s Willy Lotts house that is shown in John Constable’s painting The Haywain.

I strolled down to the house and as usual it was looking beautiful, and just as it does in the painting, thanks to the care of the National Trust staff and all their volunteers.

It was very busy all through the summer of 2021, after the Lockdowns. In autumn and winter it will be much quieter, and it will be beautiful in a different way, so a good time to visit (and maybe take some photo’s!)