Sunday, 20 August 2017


Who ·makes us smarter [or teaches us more] than the animals of the earth and wiser than the birds of the ·air

Job 35:11 

 Gannets photographed by Danny on Great Saltee Island.

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Have a Blessed Sunday.

Saturday, 19 August 2017


The Java Mouse Deer (Tragulus javanicus) is a species of even-toed ungulate from the family Tragulidae. At maturity it reaches the size of a rabbit, making it one of the smallest ungulates on earth.  I am linking to Saturday Critters.

Although called a deer, they do not grow antlers. Both sexes have elongated canine teeth, but they are especially prominent in males, where they project out on either side of the lower jaw. These teeth become effective weapons for the males in fights over females. The Asian species typically weigh between 1.5 and 17.6 lbs (0.7 and 8.0 kg).

Java Mouse Deer are primarily herbivores. Their diet consists primarily of that which is found on the ground in the dense vegetation they prefer to inhabit.

Mouse Deer are timid and solitary, but they often live in pairs. The young fawns are weaned at about three months of age and reach sexual maturity between five and ten months.

Mouse Deer are native to forests of South and Southeast Asia, with a single species in the rain forests of Central and West Africa. The species residing at Artis is native to the Indonesian island of Java. Although other Mouse Deer in Southeast Asia are very similar to the Javan species, researchers determined there are enough differentials to consider the Java Mouse Deer a completely separate species.

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Friday, 18 August 2017


It is time to link up with Friday’s Hunt and Weekend Reflections and this week the letter G, Candy and latch.   So today I am showing you the CANDY Shop at the Ulster Folk Museum near Cultra, the front and back of the LATCH  in my daughers’ kitchen door and the GENTLE GIANT GIRAFFES at the Artis Royal Zoo in Amsterdam.  

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Thursday, 17 August 2017

GOOD FENCES - Amsterdam Zoo

How cute is this little girl dressed to see the animals at the Artis Royal Zoo in Amsterdam and conveniently leaning over a wall for me to join GOOD FENCES.

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Wednesday, 16 August 2017

Doll's Houses at the Rijks Museum, Amsterdam

These are a few images I took of doll’s houses when I visited the
 Rijks Museum in Amsterdam this year.  

 Various pieces in this dolls house are marked 1676 which is when it was probably completed.  It was made for a wealthy orphan who lived with her sister in Amsterdam.  It consisted of a peat loft, a linen room, a nursery, a lying-in room, a reception, a cellar, a kitchen and a dining room.

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Tuesday, 15 August 2017


These are some images of a Burrowing Owl which I photographed at Artis Royal Zoo in Amsterdam.  I am linking to Wild Bird Wednesday.

Tomorrow I will show you birds I photogaphed at Hersey Nature Reserve.

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Monday, 14 August 2017

THROUGH MY LENS - Isle of Wight

Of my 2 weeks on the Isle of Wight, my family were away at a Faith camp for 1 of them and I was looking after Buddy their dog.  These photographs of Anna, my granddaughter, Matthew, my grandson and Gillian my daughter where taken before they left.  The remainder were taken when Buddy and I were out walking.  We often saw Little Egret and Black headed Gulls and they are already losing the colour from their head.  
I am linking with Through My Lens. 

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