Sunny Sunday!

It’s sunny and warm so, even though here in the UK we have lost an hour through the clocks springing forward, it means the butterflies are venturing out…..

Tarquin the Small Tortoiseshell was delighted to be able to settle in the warmth of the afternoon.

Tarquin the Small Tortoiseshell was delighted to be able to settle in the warmth of the afternoon and show off his purple-y panels that shimmered so beautifully in the sunlight!.

 

He even managed to find different backgrounds and textures to set off his beautiful colouring. Best of all he loved the purpley skirt panels that shimmered so beautifully in the sunlight!

He even managed to find different backgrounds and textures to set off his beautiful colouring. 

Meet Pierre the Peacock…..

Pierre also loved to bask in the sun.

Pierre also loved to bask in the sun.

It saddened Pierre to think that some people thought he was rather stuck up! After all, he couldn't help the way his  'nose' pointed upwards!

It saddened Pierre to think that some people thought he was rather stuck up! After all, he couldn’t help the way his ‘nose’ pointed upwards!

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That’s All!

Se Ya xx

Weekly Photo Challenge: Street Life

In the pond, there was unrest……

Hewlitt the Hooded Merganser duck could see no good would come of this challenge!

"It's no good," said Hewlitt, "I can see no god will come of this challenge! The woman doesn't do street photography! I must call a meeting to discuss the way forward!"

“It’s no good,” said Hewlitt, “I can see no good will come of this challenge! The woman doesn’t do street photography! I must call a meeting to discuss the way forward!”

Sure enough, the Hooded Mergansers began to arrive!

"Street life my elbow!" said The Three Merry Mergansers in unison, "More like Pond Life for her! She's never taken photos of that in her life and I don't expect she'll stat now!"

“Street life my elbow!” said The Three Merry Mergansers in unison, “More like Pond Life for her! She’s never taken photos of that in her life and I don’t expect she’ll start now!”

"Exactly my point!" said Hewlitt, "The thing is, you know she always like to participate in these challenges….how will she cope if she can't?"

“Exactly my point!” said Hewlitt, “The thing is, you know she always like to participate in these challenges….how will she cope if she can’t?”

They all paused to think…..

"Ummmmm!"

“Ummmmm!”

"Hmmmm!"

“Hmmmm!”

"Errrr!"

“Errrr!”

It seemed they were just going round in circles!

It seemed they were just going round in circles!

In the end they decided that they would encourage the woman photographer to just pop in a photo of where she lived so people could see why she didn’t take many (if any) photo of streets!!

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That’s All!

See Ya xx

Weekly Photo Challenge: Reflections 3

A tale from the canal…..

Meet the Geese…..quietly enjoying an evening by the canal…..when who should they spot??

Meet the Geese…..quietly enjoying an evening by the canal…..when who should they spot??

Yes…woman with a camera!

"Woman with a camera! Woman with a camera! Woman with a camera!" honked Taka (Taka  Gander Get it??)

“Woman with a camera! Woman with a camera! Woman with a camera!” honked Taka (Taka Gander-Get it??)!

 

With a little quick goose thinking Taka honked "Don't worry, I'll distract her, she's bound to follow me as I'm so very gorgeous! You can all rush to safety."

With a little quick goose thinking Taka honked “Don’t worry, I’ll distract her, she’s bound to follow me as I’m so very gorgeous! You can all rush to safety.”

 

Taka began to feel irritated and turned to woman with camera and decided that glaring would probably do the trick!

Taka began to feel irritated that he couldn’t shake her off and turned to woman with camera and decided that glaring would probably do the trick!

 

Not all the geese were like Taka and a few moments later Goosen, who found Taka’s incessant honking pretty annoying, hissed something angrily at Taka!

"For crying out loud Taka, the woman is looking for photos with reflections in, so get a grip and quieten down" said Goosen who was also a Gander! (Get it?) "And maybe you should Taka break!" he added a little sarcastically I fear!

“For crying out loud Taka, the woman is looking for photos with reflections in, so get a grip and quieten down” said Goosen who was also a Gander! (Get it?) “And maybe you should Taka break!” he added a little sarcastically I fear!

 

"She's not after us! She's not after us! She's not after us!" honked Taka somewhat repetitively!

“She’s not after us! She’s not after us! She’s not after us!” honked Taka somewhat repetitively!

And with that, Taka sloped off!

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Followed by his son!

Followed by his son!

And just for M-R…….

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That’s All!

See Ya xx

Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside 4

I know there is a new challenge this week but I have to finish the second instalment of what was happening with Delia Duck, Dandy Duck, Melvin Mallard and Mendelssohn Mallard, the first instalment of which is here!

There were strange goings on and something had caught the chaps attention…..

Be warned, the next section is not for the faint hearted, especially if you are a duck (!).

What's the wild swirling about??

What’s the wild swirling about??

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You can see what’s going on in these next photos…..

Poor Delia under that lot!

Poor Delia under that lot!

I guess it's that time of year!

I guess it’s that time of year!

Oh dear Delia!

Oh dear Delia!

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I think the only thing I can say to Delia is….Look what you might have in a month or two’s time……..

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Suh-weet!

That’s All!

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And……..

Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside 3

I’m still on ‘What goes on inside the minds of water fowl?’

Take Delia Duck….

Minding her own business, thinking of not very much and hurting no-one!

Minding her own business, thinking of not very much and hurting no-one!

Then take Dandy Duck…..

….mucking about on the water's edge, doing a bit of tai chi before his daily swim!

….mucking about on the water’s edge, doing a bit of tai chi before his daily swim!

And not forgetting…..

…Melvin Mallard quietly preening!

…Melvin Mallard quietly preening!

When something happened…..

Melvin Mallard became alert…...

Melvin Mallard became alert……

…something caught Dave Duck's eye…….

…something caught Dandy Duck’s eye…….

…and Mendelssohn Mallard narrowed his eyes and pondered his next move!

…and Mendelssohn Mallard narrowed his eyes and pondered his next move!

The next moment……

Dandy and Melvin were off…..

Dandy and Melvin were off…..

….followed seconds later by Mendelssohn Mallard!

….followed seconds later by Mendelssohn Mallard!

 

What could they have seen that set them off thus????

Come back tomorrow to find out!!

That’s All!

See Ya xx