Weekly Photo Challenge: Summer Lovin’ 3

Several examples of “Summer Lovin'”

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Finally, the perfect heart is achieved!

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And this one which in my opinion should be entitled ‘Not so Summer Lovin’!

Is this any way to treat your love??

Is this any way to treat your love??

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By the way, these are Damsel flies!

That’s All!

See Ya xx

Weekly Photo Challenge: Summer Lovin’

It’s hot hot hot today and if there was ever a day to be put into the shade by your mother’s bottom….today was it!

How many are under there?

How many are under there?

Mummy Duck (aka Delilah to her friends) was a little anxious when I came closer…but she kept her eye on me!

Mummy Duck (aka Delilah to her friends) was a little anxious when I came closer…but she kept her eye on me!

Davina Duckling ventured out into the hot sun…...

Davina Duckling ventured out into the hot sun……

….but it wasn't long before she got back under Mother Duck's Derriere!!

….but it wasn’t long before she got back under Mother Duck’s Derriere!!

And here they are, heading off for their dinner!!

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But one last thing…here’s someone who isn’t really lovin’ the summer…..

Millie Moorhen found that the water was just to hot to sit and swim in so she decided to run across it instead!!

Millie Moorhen found that the water was just to hot to sit and swim in so she decided to run across it instead!!

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That’s All!

See Ya xx

Weekly Photo Challenge: Containers 3

Here’s my last entry for ‘containers’…..

It's Physalis Alkekengi also known as Chinese Lantern

It’s Physalis Alkekengi also known as Chinese Lantern

And look what it contains!

And look what it contains!

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When I had found this, I decided to place it against different things…I don’t know why, I just did!

Against some hessian!

Against some hessian!

Against a painting that my mother did!

Against a painting that my mother did!

And finally….very very close up!

And finally….very very close up!

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That’s All!

See Ya xx

Macro Monday

There are so many dragonflies about at the moment and here’s one I found earlier!

I believe he is a ‘Great Blue Skimmer’ but am happy to be put right if that’s not his name!!

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Here he is posing dramatically in the distance!

Here he is posing dramatically in the distance!

And here he's gone for the arty reflection look!

And here he’s gone for the arty reflection in the water look!

That’s All!

See Ya xx

Sunday Surprise!

This wee beastie was found in the rose bushes at the end of my garden….I have never seen one before! I did not know what it was so I googled it under ‘bug with wings and a big beak’!!!

So the Sunday Surprise I present to you is a……

Scorpion Fly!

Scorpion Fly!

This is Cynthia Scorpion Fly and I know she is female because her genitals (ahem…on a Sunday too!) are not like a scorpion’s stinger. The male’s genitals (sorry, I know it’s the second time…..SORRY!) are like a scorpion’s stinger!! Unfortunately Steve Scorpion Fly was out for the day hence no photos of him!!

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Here’s some more information about them…..

  • They feed mostly on dead insects, which they frequently steal from the webs of spiders.
  • Mating usually occurs at night. It can be a dangerous time for the male, if he is not careful the female might decide to kill him!
  • To avoid this he presents her with a gift of a drop of saliva which, it seems, in the world of scorpion flies, is the equivalent of a bunch of roses or a box of chocolates.

Well whaddya know!

That’s All!

See Ya xx

Oh What A Coot!

So there I was at Marsworth reservoir, when a story began to unfold…..

Mrs. Coot was out with Calendra, her daughter, teaching her how to duck for tasty river weed…

"That's right Calendra," bipped Mrs. Coot (for that's the noise they make), "Just give it a peck and Bob's your uncle!"

“That’s right Calendra,” bipped Mrs. Coot (for that’s the noise they make), “Just give it a peck and Bob’s your uncle!”

It wasn't long before Calendra felt she could branch out on her own and collect her own river weed!

It wasn’t long before Calendra felt she could branch out on her own and collect her own river weed!

 

Calendra spotted a particularly tasty looking bit and off she went!

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Calendra tipped with elation on surfacing with some yummy river weed!

Calendra bipped with elation on surfacing with some yummy river weed!

She suddenly realised that the river weed was stuck on something…

She pulled and pulled!

She pulled and pulled!

 

It was then that her other reservoir friends noticed that she could be in trouble!

Garamundi Grebe shouted "Don't pull it Calendra….don't pull!"

Garamundi Grebe shouted “Don’t pull it Calendra….don’t pull!”

Cadwina Cormorant flapped and waved and flapped and waved all to no avail!

Cadwina Cormorant flapped and waved and flapped and waved all to no avail!

Rodrigo Red Kite peeeeooood (for that's the noise they make!) "Don't pull it Calendra!"

Rodrigo Red Kite peeeeoooo’d (for that’s the noise they make!) “Don’t pull it Calendra!”

 

Calendra didn’t hear any of them so intent was she on getting that river weed!

She gave the river weed another damned good pull….

She gave the river weed another damned good pull….

….and all of a sudden noticed an unpleasant pulling in her nether regions!!

….and all of a sudden noticed an unpleasant pulling in her nether regions!!

"What the….who the….How the….?" she bipped as she began to realise she was in danger of sinking!!!

“What the….who the….How the….?” she bipped as she began to realise she was in danger of sinking!!!

Which is just what happened!

Oh Dear!

Oh Dear!

 

But without wishing to cut a long story short…..Don’t worry…..Calendra was fine after being rescued by her daddy, Mr. Coot, who decided for safety reasons to accompany Calendra whenever she went river weed fishing!

Ah! The whole family!

Ah! The whole family!

That’s All!

See Ya xx