Grass Seed Head…Or What?

At the canal again and I found this, and lots of others, by the edge of the tow path….

"Ah!" said Gordon the grass seed head, "Nice background Ms. Le photographer....well done!"

“Ah!” said Gordon the grass seed head, “Nice background Ms. Le photographer….well done!”

 

A very similar shot but featuring a rather kissy plant trying to get in the shot!

A very similar photo but featuring a rather kissy plant trying to get in on the action!

 

I thought this was definitely a grass seed head until I saw this strange sort of join on the stalk. It was then I began to wonder if it was a fungus of some sort!

I thought this was definitely a grass seed head until I saw this strange sort of join on the stalk. It was then I began to wonder if it was a fungus of some sort!

 

As you can see, there were lots of them!

As you can see, there were lots of them!

 

This next one seems to be at the next stage…..

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And this next one is my sorta arty shot!

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That’s All!

See Ya x

So That’s What Turning White with Rage Means!

Some of you may be familiar with Tanundra the Turkey who lives near my allotment as he has featured in a couple of my posts.

He’s a fine looking turkey (if you’re a girl turkey)!

"That camera woman is right...I AM A FINE BIRD!" agreed Tanundra.

“That camera woman is right…I AM A FINE BIRD!” agreed Tanundra.

He has a fine wattle too!

Somewhat unsightly for anyone but a turkey!

Somewhat unsightly for anyone but a turkey!

 

Yeah Yeah… I know, I’ve published those pictures before…but hold on-there is a reason for the repeat!

I went to the allotment with my neighbour who is a man(!).

"Don't look now!" said Chessie Chicken, "But there's another male in the area....he might be after your lady turkey wife Tanundra!"

“Don’t look now!” said Chessie Chicken to Tanundra, “But there’s another male in the area….he might be after your lady turkey wife!”

 

The pair of them looked this way and that….

Soon they located the male interloper.....

Soon they located the male interloper…..

And this is what I really wanted to show you….

Before my very eyes Tanundra changed colour and started to gobble and strut about in a very agitated way…

"Lady turkey wife come thither and avert your eyes...I, Tanundra, am the only mate for you!" said Tanundra tersely!

“Lady turkey wife come thither and avert your eyes…I, Tanundra, am the only mate for you!” said Tanundra tersely!

See the colour change?

Lady turkey wife rushed to his side and dutifully averted her eyes!

Lady turkey wife rushed to his side and dutifully averted her eyes!

 

Even the back of his head turned white-ish blue!

"I'm so very angry about another male presence'''" muttered Tanundra!

“I’m so very angry about another male presence”'” muttered Tanundra!

 

Well there you have it. I’ve got to the ripe old age I am (don’t be impertinent I’m not telling!) and didn’t know turkeys did that!

And that’s All!

See Ya xx

A Word A Week Challenge: Hat

This challenge is courtesy of Sue of ‘A Word in Your Ear’ fame and here’s the link:

http://suellewellyn2011.wordpress.com/2013/03/10/a-word-a-week-challenge-hat/

So…

Here are my grandsons nicely wrapped up in their rather lovely hats….

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Then there’s me in my favourite Australian hat….

'Twas a windy day in Bedfordshire!

‘Twas a windy day in Bedfordshire!

 

This photo bears no relation to me at all….but I rather like it!

Heavy Horse Hat!?

Heavy Horse Hat!?

That’s All!

See Ya xx

Really?? Rhubarb??

There we were on the allotment, trying to work out what to plant…(well I wasn’t….I was looking for photo opportunities!)…and what should I espy?

Little buds of red calling out to be photographed!

Such a bright colour!

Such a bright colour!

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Then there are these with more leaves showing through…

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And one more step along the leafage route….

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What I’m worried about is that it’s just me who thinks that baby rhubarb looks amazing!!

That’s All!

See ya xx

Weekly Photo Challenge: Lost in the Details 3

Anywhere I looked in this photo seemed fascinating with such lovely colours….

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I haven’t photoshopped this in any way except to crop it a little…The colours are as they were in the woods!

This fungus was just a little further down the same tree.

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Then I noticed one of the first signs of Spring….

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That’s All!

See Ya xx

Travel Theme: Walls

This week’s Travel Theme is Walls.

You can find out more about this over at ‘Where’s my backpack?’

http://wheresmybackpack.com/2013/01/25/travel-theme-walls/

Today I present….

Canal Bridge Walls…

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And the bit I like best is the detail….

I love the colour of the lichen against the brick work.

I love the colour of the lichen against the brick work.

 

 

These next two I just think are cute!

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But this is my favourite….

What fabulous colours!

What fabulous colours!

 

And That’s All!

See Ya xx