Friday 30 June 2017


For Friday’s Hunt and Weekend Reflection this week, we have the letter Z, favourite and Dessert.  Z is for ZOO and I visited the Artis Royal ZOO in Amsterdam recently where I photographed these ZEBRAS. 

The Artis Royal ZOO is the oldest ZOO in Holland, founded in 1838, and is still  enchanting as it was nearly two centuries ago. Not only is the Amsterdam zoological garden an oasis of peace right at the heart of a fast-paced city, but it is also a haven for some 700 animal species and 200 tree varieties, many on the verge of extinction. It  is also one of the fewest zoos in Europe to have so many listed buildings within its grounds, namely the Large Museum (1855), the unique Library building (1867) and the Aquarium (1882).  Today I am showing you the ZEBRAS with a REFLECTION shot and we will finish with DESSERT.

These ZEBRAS are know as Grévy's zebra (Equus grevyi).  They are the largest type, with a long, narrow head, making it appear rather mule-like. They are an inhabitant of the semi-arid grasslands of Ethiopia and northern Kenya. Grévy's zebra is the rarest species, and is classified as endangered

Now have you even really looked and studied the marking of their legs?  Like us with our individual fingerprints, each ZEBRA has different strips and marking from the others.  Isn’t nature wonderful.

A Kudu is passing by without even looking at me!

I made this fresh fruit salad the other day of pineapple,, grapes, 2 kinds of nectarines and peaches, topped with natural yogurt.  Yummy.

Pop in tomorrow to see what other animals I photographed (well some!)

Many thanks for visiting as you might suspect, I do have a lot more photographs taken on that day at the Zoo!!  Be warned.

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Thursday 29 June 2017

GOOD FENCES - Bangor Walled Garden

The clue is in the title of this post and so I am linking it to GOOD FENCES.  However most of the sculptures in the Bangor Walled Garden I showed you on Monday so if you missed that CLICK HERE.  Yesterday I showed you flowers from the same garden and can be viewed HERE.

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Wednesday 28 June 2017

Flowers in Bangor Walled Garden

These are some photographed I shot in Bangor Walled Garden when they had a sculpture exhibition on (CLICK HERE) if you missed that on Monday.  I had a lot of fun both taking and editing these images and I wonder do you have a favourite among them?  Sit back, relax and just enjoy.

Do you have a favourite image or just even one of your favourite flowers on this post?

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Tuesday 27 June 2017


Last Saturday I showed you an Egyptian goose with goslings that I photographed in the Vondel Park in Amsterdam and today this is another one of the geese I saw in a different area of the park. 
I am linking it with WILD BIRD WEDNESDAY

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Monday 26 June 2017

THROUGH MY LENS - Sculptures in Bangor Walled Garden

I visited the Bangor Walled Garden recently and they had an exhibition of sculptures intertwined within the plants and although these are not all of them, I tried to show you a good variety of them.  
On Wednesday I will show you some of the flowers in the garden.
I am linking this post with THROUGH MY LENS 

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