Friday, 24 May 2019

Weekend Reflections and The Weekend Roundup

Time for The Weekend Roundup and Weekend Reflections and the letter is U and unusual.  This is a image of  a cow's UDDER and while out walking, I spied this very UNUSUAL tartan skirt and legs of a table in a window and can you see a REFLECTION of a car behind it?  Also this fence with this UNUSUAL decoration of hub caps on it!




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Thursday, 23 May 2019

GOOD FENCES - EXTRA

This shot was taken by Danny, one of my bird group near where he used to have a cottage near the Mourne Mountains.
I am linking to GOOD FENCES.


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Wednesday, 22 May 2019

Our River in South Africa!

These photographs were taken at the second place we stayed in South Africa and this was our river which had some deep pools you could swim in and other times you could walk along the bottom. 
These are my granddaughters, Anna and Annika






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Tuesday, 21 May 2019

WILD BIRD WEDNESDAY - Birds Seen At My Old Caravan

These images were photographed recently while I was spending some time at my old caravan.  They are Great Tit and Blue Tit all shot through my window.


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Monday, 20 May 2019

THROUGH MY LENS (Part 1)

These photographs were taken in South Africa when both my families met up and these images are all taken in on the move through the car window.
I will show you more photographs from this journey next Monday.
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Sunday, 19 May 2019

SUNDAY THOUGHT

Moses said, “The Lord gave these commands to all of you when you were together there at the mountain. He spoke in a loud voice that came from the fire, the cloud, and the thick darkness. After he gave us these commands, he didn’t say any more. He wrote his words on two stone tablets and gave them to me.
Deuteronomy 5:22

Photographed in Cape Town South Africa.


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Saturday, 18 May 2019

SATURDAY CRITTERS

My story and photographs continue from MONDAY and WEDNESDAY's posts when I was at the National Trust Property of Mount Stewart. 


“OK Mum, just a little bit further and then we will let them play a while and show them how we upend ourselves to find food.” he says.






I was photographing from here at the side of this bank at the lake.




“Dad, we are tired now, can we go back?", two of the cygnets say.
"You all have done very well on your first outing so we will head back but keep close to the reeds as the evening is closing in" he told them.



I walked on and left this lovely new family to themselves and I just could not resist taking a final shot of them in the distance as they neared their nest site.

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Friday, 17 May 2019

Weekend Reflections and The Weekend Roundup

TIME for The Weekend Roundup and Weekend Reflections and the letter is T and Tall.  The first THREE photographs were TAKEN at Victoria Park, Belfast when I had my bird group with me.  THIS is a TERRIFIC looking TEAL, followed by my REFLECTION image of TALL TREES and the TALL spire of a church in my town of Bangor.  Finally a shot TAKEN in Cape TOWN showing a Seal's TAIL and TWO people sitting on a huge TYRE, watching it swimming in the water.





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Thursday, 16 May 2019

GOOD FENCES

This is my son – in - law standing at a fence in South Africa.
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Wednesday, 15 May 2019

CYGNETS at MOUNT STEWART GARDENS

My story and photographs continue from TUESDAY'S post when I was at the National Trust Property of Mount Stewart.
"Now all keep close together" says Dad.





“ You are all doing well” says Dad.  “ It is safer if you stay together”


“Let’s try swimming behind one another” The cygnets say.


“No better to stick together” He says and Mum turned round to agree.



Do you think Dad we have gone far enough on their first swim?” says Mum


“OK, now all follow me and stay close” she says.  Dad makes sure they do!


“Perhaps Mum you are taking them too far away from the reeds” he says.
Final part of this series on Saturday.

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Tuesday, 14 May 2019

WILD BIRD WEDNESDAY

Now this is going to be a 3 part series with a story running through all the 3 parts. The 2nd part will be Wednesday and the final post will be Saturday. These cygnets were born the day I was at Mount Stewart when BBC 1 were filming for a live programme in ­­­­which I was one of a Rent – a – Crowd in the background of the Formal Garden at the National Trust Property of Mount Stewart. (Link at the end of this post).



Our story starts when both parents had decided to take all 7 of their new family for a swim.  You can see them (just) leaving the nest and Dad leads the way with Mum's encouragement.



Dad waiting for all of them to swim through the reeds.


Now Mum appears.


“ OK, 2 through“ says  Dad. “ Only 5 more to come”.


“Come on little one, you are the last one” he says.


”OK, Mum, All present and correct so off you all go, I will bring up the rear” he says.


Off they go so do not forget to look in on Wednesday and Saturday for the continuation of the story and images.

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The link for the BBC programme is below.

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