Wednesday 31 May 2017


After coming out of the Van Gogh Museum, (Friday’s post), there were these very talented street artists and we stopped briefly to take some shots of their manoeuvres.  The building behind the people gave very distorted reflections of buildings opposite it.

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Tuesday 30 May 2017


These birds were photographed in the Vondel  Park, Amsterdam and they are male Mallard, Coot, Female Mallard with duckling, Moorhen, Feral Pigeons, Jackdaw and Heron.  I am  linking with WILD BIRD WEDNESDAY.  

I will be showing you more close ups shots of this Heron on Saturday.

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Monday 29 May 2017


I am back to my Amsterdam posts as you can see from this first shot.  One member of our group challenged  myself and the other photographer to come up with the best photographs to illustrate the  letters in the word AMSTERDAM.  Now below are some of my images for the letter.  We were allowed to take as many images of the letter as we wanted and later would decide of our best and then ask the non photographers to pick out of all the images the VERY best to  make the word.  It may be weeks before this is achieved as I am still wading through my 2,000 shots!!

This is an enormous word in the middle of an area near the Rijks Museum and the first time I saw it, I never noticed that I was standing being photographed on the ‘wrong’ side of the letters!!  As it turned out, the right side was straight into the sun and hopeless for photographs so we have the letter M and I ask you what better illustration for M is there than to have ME in it - Margaret!

Today, we walked round Amsterdam, we saw a lot of sculptures which I am showing you today.  This is a clock made by S – Salvador Dali

These beautiful sculptures were inside a small very expensive gallery and were position singly but as you can see I have edited them and made a collage with 2 different coloured backgrounds.  Whichever one I eventually pick will illustrate the letter D – dress.  
Now can you let me know if you prefer the black background or the white one?  I would value your opinion and help.

M - Mask

S – Smiling Skull

I cannot finish an Amsterdam post without Tulips, now can I?

I am linking with  THROUGH MY LENS.

When we get this challenage project finished and judged, I will let you know the result.  

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Sunday 28 May 2017


When they came to the place called the Skull, they crucified him there, along with the criminals—one on his right, the other on his left.

Luke 23:33

Photographed in Amsterdam 

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Have a Blessed Sunday

Saturday 27 May 2017


On Thursday I showed you a l shot of these cattle but today you can see them ‘close up and personal’.   I photographed these images from the ‘Wild Side of Mount Stewart’ and I am linking this post with 

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Friday 26 May 2017


I am back to posting on when we visited the bulb fields at Keukenhof Gardens in Holland and linking it with Fridays Hunt and Weekend Reflections.  This week we have the letter U, Favourite and Kids.  Near the end of our stay there is started raining and guess what, I have UMBRELLA images to show you and also a REFLECTION shot as well as some KIDS under UMBRELLAS. Enjoy.

I will be showing you more about this windmill when we get to the letter ‘W’

Although it rained, it did not stop us enjoying the great beauty of the flowers.

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