Monday, 10 December 2018


I photographed this Curlew on the shores of Strangford Lough in October 2018.
I am linking it with THROUGH MY LENS

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Sunday, 9 December 2018


Wisdom’s worth far more than money in the bank;
    her friendship is better than a big salary.
Her value exceeds all the trappings of wealth;
    nothing you could wish for holds a candle to her.
With one hand she gives long life,
    with the other she confers recognition.
Her manner is beautiful,
    her life wonderfully complete.
She’s the very Tree of Life to those who embrace her.
    Hold her tight—and be blessed!

Photographed in the Globe Theatre in London
September 2018

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Have a Blessed Sunday

Saturday, 8 December 2018

SATURDAY CRITTERS - Rooks and Chaffinch -EXTRA

I am in Capetown, South Africa to be with both my two daughters and their families for a holiday over Christmas, however I  am featuring Danny’s photography, he is a regular member of my bird group.  The posts will be scheduled in and unfortunately I will not be able to comment while I am away.

I am linking with SATURDAY CRITTERS.

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Friday, 7 December 2018


Time for The Weekend Roundup and Weekend Reflections.  This week the letter is W and Weather. The WEATHER was a perfect sunny day when I last visited the WILDFOWL and WETLAND Trust at Castle Espie giving me a lovely REFLECTION image of these WOOD ducks floating on the WET WATER.  Both of them have WHITE in their feathers  and folded WINGS.

A box hedge above is in the shape of the letter W and a tree below shaped like a W.  The final image was photographed at WHITEROCK WHEN the WEATHER WAS sunny and WATER WAS very calm, once again giving a lovely REFLECTION image.

From now I will not have internet coverage until near the new year, however I have sceduled in all my posts for you to look at.
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Thursday, 6 December 2018


When visiting London in September I was the Sir Francis Drake’s ship called the Golden Hind and naturally it was behind this fence.
I am linking with GOOD FENCES.

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Wednesday, 5 December 2018

Walking round the Mount Stewart Demesne with Toby (Part 2)

I am continuing from Monday’s post CLICK HERE if you missed that.  We crossed this field that a herd of cattle were grazing on and Toby often stopped to explain various aspects on how they were managing the demesne.  Some fields had been ploughed ready for seeds to be sown.

We came upon the original North Gate Lodge on the estate dating back from the 18th century and Toby told us of the possible plans for it and the surrounding buildings.

There are several small ponds on the estate within the forest and they in time will be attended to.

Finally we came to the new Squirrel hide and in a later post I will show you what I photographed from there.

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Tuesday, 4 December 2018


While out walking one day by the coast I saw these 3 species of waders all together. There were mainly Ringed Plover, but there are also Dunlin and Turnstone. Can you ID them all?
I am linking with WILD BIRD WEDNESDAY.

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