Macro Monday

 

 

 

Conkers……I love ’em……IMG_4838 (1)IMG_4836 (1)

Is it me or do these conkers look a little like a bottom/butt cheeks???

That’s All!

See Ya xx

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Endurance 2

A Tale of Endurance….

Colin Conker peeped out of his shell. His confidence was growing with every day that passed. He had weathered the wind last week and the storms two days ago and still he had managed to hang on!  He looked down at his friends……...

Colin Conker peeped out of his shell. His confidence was growing with every day that passed. He had weathered the wind last week and the storms two days ago and still he had managed to hang on!
He looked down at his friends………

What a sad sight….there they were, all broken and strewn about, beaten by the elements!

What a sad sight….there they were, all broken and strewn about, beaten by the elements!

Yes Colin Conker had shown that he had great 'Endurance'. He had looked the weather in the eye and clung on to the end! He had triumphed!

Yes Colin Conker had shown that he had great ‘Endurance’. He had looked the weather in the eye and clung on to the end! He had triumphed!

Or so he thought!

For more Endurance photos visit here

That’s All!

See Ya xx

Weekly Photo Challenge: Dialogue 2

"Here Carl!" shouted Craig Conker to his friend in the next picture! "You look like you need cheering up! Cast your eyes up to the table and have a butcher's at Carlotti Conker…….she's bending over….. phwoar!!!!!"

“Here Carl!” shouted Craig Conker to his friend in the next picture! “You look like you need cheering up! Cast your eyes over there and have a butcher’s at Carlotti Conker…….she’s bending over….. phwoar!!!!!”

Carl was slow to reply as he had had a big night the previous day and he felt a little fragile. However, he knew he had to reply as this post is called 'Dialogue'! "Ok mate, just having a little trouble keeping my eyes open to day!!" he whimpered!

Carl was slow to reply as he had had a big night the previous evening and felt a little fragile. However, he knew he had to reply as this post is called ‘Dialogue’!
“Ok mate, just having a little trouble keeping my eyes open today!!” he whimpered!

And here she is…Carlotti Conker bending right over and leaving little to the imagination!

Carlotti….really!

Carlotti….really!

Should you wish to see some very different takes on ‘Dialogue’ then visit here!

That’s All!

See Ya xx

I Love Conkers!

I really do!

Once they had escaped the shackles of their host "Horse Chestnut the Conqueror". the conkers gathered together to discuss the next stage of their plan!

Once they had escaped the shackles of their host “Horse Chestnut the Conqueror” the conkers gathered together to discuss the next stage of their plan!

 

Flathead Conker rose to the top to announce his idea!

Flathead Conker rose to the top to announce his idea!

 

Roundshine leapt up and reminded everyone that not all their friends were free yet!

Roundshine leapt up and reminded everyone that not all their friends were free yet!

 

With a final heave Connie threw herself out of her shell to begin her new life!

With a final heave Connie threw herself out of her shell to begin her new life!

 

Carl and his lesser twin still felt a bit unsure of what to do next!

Carl and his lesser twin still felt a bit unsure of what to do next!

Carmel felt a little little dazed as her one good eye focused on the bright sun!

Carmel felt a little little dazed as her one good eye focused on the bright sun!

 

Carol felt so snug that she just didn't want to move!

Carol felt so snug that she just didn’t want to move!

 

Caroline felt exhausted and only wanted to sleep!

Caroline felt exhausted and only wanted to sleep!

 

Shirley the Shy could only peep out from behind her shell!

Shirley the Shy could only peep out from behind her shell!

We all like a happy ending!

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And as I’m off out soon…that’s all I have time for!

See Ya xx

Weekly Photo Challenge: Kiss

Today I feel the need to tell you of the story of the bonkers conkers who noticed each other on the tree and ended up participating in this week’s photo challenge title!

But fear not! Those of you who know me, and I believe there are three, will know that I do not engage in smut or vulgarity. Sometimes a little innuendo, sometimes a nudge nudge wink wink, but never….I said….NEVER coarseness or anything embarrassing (My mother reads this!)

Anyway, on with the story….

Caraway Conker opened his eye and looked up.....

Caraway Conker opened his eye and looked up…..

He was transfixed (beyond even his stalk fixture) with what he saw-the beautiful Carmen, and from that moment he knew he would never be alone again……

Carmen was barely awake and wished the sun wasn't so bright!

Carmen was barely awake and wished the sun wasn’t so bright!

 

Slowly, somehow, Caraway made his way up to where Carmen was….

By this time Caraway could barely disguise the grin of delight on his face as he got closer and closer to Carmen who was yet to register Caraway's existence!

By this time Caraway could barely disguise the grin of delight on his face as he got closer and closer to Carmen who was yet to register his existence!

 

Somehow Caraway wangled it so that on the next gust of Autumnal wind they fell together and landed side by side so he could continue on the road to love…..

Even Carmen realised something was going on now!

Even Carmen realised something was going on now!

 

Caraway could contain himself no longer and raced round in a circle….

"To infinity and beyond!" he shouted showing his hopeful anticipation of the next few minutes!

“To infinity and beyond!” he shouted showing his hopeful anticipation of the next few minutes!

And wahey! His excitement was well placed….

Carmen had thrown caution to the wind along with her top layer of clothing!

Carmen had thrown caution to the wind along with her top layer of clothing!

 

The KISS……

I believe this picture needs no words!

I believe this picture needs no words!

The next two photos show Carmen and Caraway relaxing!

Caraway was sporting a far away look!

Caraway was sporting a far away look!

 

Whilst Carmen lay back on the recliner!

Whilst Carmen lay back on the recliner!

That’s All!

See Ya xx

 

 

 

Travel theme: Up

I’ve been meaning to do a travel theme photo for a while and so here it is!

Ailsa of Where’s My Backpack? is in charge! 😉

  http://wheresmybackpack.com/2013/01/18/travel-theme-up/

When out walking yesterday I really wanted to get some shots of some birds. We have a lot of skylarks around here who sing and sing-I even heard them today in the much snowing that was happening!

But I have to tell you that as soon as I get within 20 feet they fly off… so very frustrating!

I then decided to stop, turning a brave back to the wind and snow and just wait and see if I could catch one unawares by my stealth and cunning!!

Oh joy….a skylark, quite a way off, perched UP in a tree….

"Finally that woman with the camera has gone and I can have a rest at last!" said Suzie somewhat mistakenly!

“Finally that woman with the camera has gone and I can have a rest at last!” said Suzie somewhat mistakenly!

 

Here’s another one…..

"Must go and visit Noah and Nellie soon!" thought Suzie in an English cartoon sort of way!

“Must go and visit Noah and Nellie soon!” thought Suzie in an English cartoon sort of way!

Remember the catchphrase from Noah and Nellie??

This last one was my first desperate attempt at photographing a skylark and not the best but there’s something about it that I like!

Simon was thinking of nothing in particular!

Simon was thinking of nothing in particular!

When skylarks fly off they have a beautiful white tummy.

Since October I have been watching a conker that got caught UP in a tree. I don’t know why I like it some much but I do. So it’s been there for about 3 months now…never having completed its journey to the ground!

"Well," snorted Calendula Conker rattily, "I can't believe I've got stuck in this tree with half my clothes ripped off and a weevil hole in my bum!"

“Well,” snorted Calendula Conker rattily, “I can’t believe I’ve got stuck in this tree with half my clothes ripped off and a weevil hole in my bum!”

Just the other day Calendula was still there up in that tree!

In the 3 months that Calendula had been stuck up the tree she had at least managed to stop up the hole that the weevil had caused with a small pointy twig. It stopped the winter chill quite effectively!

In the 3 months that Calendula had been stuck up the tree she had at least managed to stop up the hole that the weevil had caused with a small pointy twig. It stopped the winter chill quite effectively!

That’s all!

See ya xx

 

 

Fungus! (What an attractive title!)

As I wandered about yesterday, waiting for my car to be fixed, camera in hand, anxious purse in pocket, bemused bystanders watching on, I found myself some fungus to photograph!

There seemed to be two different sorts (or so I thought!)…

Fungus/fried egg/fungus/fried egg?

And this little pouting beauty….

If it was Halloween now I’d be thinking this was an eyeball!

So there I was on the side of the road, taking no notice of people wondering what I was doing, crouching down and thinking that these were quite amazing fungi. I spent quite a few minutes prodding various puffballs in order to capture the puff of spore smoke (sadly to no avail!). This is a shot of me doing just that (and yes, you will notice the lack of spore smoke!)…

It puffed and I missed!

Here are some sweet shots….

Eye eye!

Their relationship was doomed from the start!

A far more healthy relationship!

So there I was in Fungusville when I thought….hang on a minute….does the fried egg fungus, with its sort of hump growing in the middle, become the puffball….sort of like it looks more and more pregnant? Are you with me? Am I right?

Well, I think I’ll finish this blog with that question and hope someone may answer me!!

That’s all!

See Ya xx

 

 

Conkers re-visited

A few weeks ago I took some photos of conkers and wrote about them. I would now like to re-visit and show you what can happen to the best of us! (And don’t forget to hover over pics.)

The intrepid space conker!

But look what happened after an encounter with the sun!

Ooh-slightly burned and a new appendage has developed!

The next two sets of photos show what happens if you don’t take the doctors advice about sun screen!!

He joined so he could travel!

But he didn’t use Factor 30!

Oh dear!

Now I don’t know if you saw the conker blog, but I had rather a saucy lady conker bending over….

Can you see it?

 

She too didn’t heed advice on caring for your skin!

Quite an attractive tan though!

 

And finally, remember Carl Conker who had over-indulged?….

You too could look like this if you have that one drink too many!

Carl several years on….

Think before you take those extra drinks…Cautious Carl the Conker should be your warning!

 

And that’s all for today!

See Ya xx