Weekly Photo Challenge: Partners

So the challenge is to produce photos that show Partners….

I think this one fits the bill!

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And here’s an added bonus cute shot!!

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For more ‘Partner’ photos click on the link above!

That’s All!

See Ya xx

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Oh Goodness Gracious….Goslings!

Cute or what?

Family outing for the Canada Geese!

Family outing for the Canada Geese!

Ker-yute!

Ker-yute!

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"Where to now?"

“Where to now?”

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I just saw that Lilmisspoutine at Sim Antics has also posted some gorgeous goslings! Go and have a look!

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

Take a Gander at these Geese!

And here they are….lined up and ready!

Four in the first race and two in the second!

The Canada Geese were ready for their race as they stood neck-a-neck at the starting line!

The Canada Geese were ready for their race as they stood neck-a-neck at the starting line!

And they’re off!

"Damn it!" honked Garth as he realised that his ever increasing girth was causing him to be last!

“Damn it!” honked Garth as he realised that his ever increasing girth was causing him to be last!

 

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Now it was the time for the 2 Goose Race….

Graham Goose noticed that honking really helped his concentration and speed!

Graham Goose noticed that honking really helped his concentration and speed!

Gordon Goose noticed this tactic and joined in the honkathon!

Gordon Goose noticed this tactic and joined in the honkathon!

Not much between them I'd say!

Not much between them I’d say!

 

Here they are relaxing in the lake-Gordon and Graham!

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Now! That’s Nearly All!

But check out Chapter 7 of the craziness that is Dot-nose and E but D here……

http://dotknows.wordpress.com/2014/02/11/chapter-7-hermione-at-home/

See Ya xx

Second Time Round!

Last Saturday this post was featured over at

http://blogdramedy.wordpress.com

So today I thought I would post it here for your perusal 🙂

How Strange!

I love walking and walking by water is my favourite. But the other day, down by the riverside I noticed some rather strange happenings….

I know it's been cold in the UK...but icebergs?

I know it’s been cold in the UK…but icebergs?

Someone else was curious too…Caractacus the Canadian Goose was intrigued….

"What the heck are they? he spluttered hoping that everyone would realise that he was the one on the left and that his buddy, Callum, on the right was superfluous to this bit of the post!

“What the heck are they?” he spluttered hoping that everyone would realise that he was the one on the left and that his buddy, Callum-on the right, was superfluous to this bit of the post!

Then this….

Some upending gone on here I think!

Some upending gone on here I think!

Caractacus knew he had to get nearer and launched himself….

Callum was a little fed up to be left out but really he wasn't interested in the floating things!

Callum was a little fed up to be left out but really he wasn’t interested in the floating things!

Caractacus loved it when the water did that lovely sploshy pattern thing, but all the same he was still focused on what was ahead of him!

Caractacus loved it when the water did that lovely sploshy pattern thing, but all the same he was still focused on what was ahead of him!

Were his eyes deceiving him? Now odd things were happening to colours….

This duck has not been photoshopped or had any other photographic trickery! I haven't seen one like him before either!

This duck has not been photoshopped or had any other photographic trickery! I haven’t seen one like him before either!

Now this got the attention of some other wildfowl….

Melinda Moorhen was briefly transfixed by the colours.....

Melinda Moorhen was briefly transfixed by the colours…..

 

Tahina the Tufted Duck couldn't stop staring...

Tahina the Tufted Duck couldn’t stop staring…

But now there were two of them….

"Do you know what?" whispered Deidre Duck, "I sort of wish we had never gone through that weird bridge last week...we've have had so much attention that we've hardly had a minute to ourselves!""Hush now!" said Dandelus Drake, "Think of our bank balance and don't let on where the bridge is!"

“Do you know what?” whispered Deidre Duck, “I sort of wish we had never gone through that weird bridge last week…we’ve have had so much attention that we’ve hardly had a minute to ourselves!”
“Hush now!” said Dandelus Drake, “Think of our bank balance and don’t let on where the bridge is! And anyway, I rather like your green overtones…you look quite marvellous darling!”

"Personally," said Sidney to his partner Sandy, "I think the whole 'go through the magic bridge and achieve all your dreams' had become a millstone round or necks!"Sandy nodded in agreement but alas, Sidney couldn't see!

“Personally,” said Sidney to his partner Sandy, “I think the whole ‘go through the magic bridge and achieve all your dreams’ has become a millstone round or necks!”
Sandy nodded in agreement but alas, Sidney couldn’t see!

Caractacus found the bridge and this is all I could see of him…

Oh Caractacus, have you been wise?

Oh Caractacus, have you been wise?

Caractacus' friends searched and searched....

Caractacus’ friends searched and searched….

And the magic bridge?

Oh ok….

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That’s All!

See Ya xx

Invitation to write for Blogdramedy in the “Blog Love” series!

Some upending gone on here I think!

Some upending gone on here I think!

Last December I participated in Blogfestivus 2012, which was a nine day short story writing challenge. This was hosted by Blogdramedy who has asked me to write a guest post on her blog.

This I have done and it has been published on her blog today!

Here’s the link if you want to go and see it!

http://blogdramedy.wordpress.com/2013/02/23/dot-knows-how-to-guest-blog/

So He Went With a Quack!

Whilst in Marlow visiting previously mentioned mum, I forget to tell you about a few little confidential chats I had….

First there was Cecilia….

"There's someone new in town and I'm not sure if he is one of us or not!" whispered Cecilia conspiratorially!

“There’s someone new in town and I’m not sure if he is one of us or not!” whispered Cecilia conspiratorially!

Who was she talking about?

Then Sandy Orangetop sidled up to me…

"I'm the only one who's a bit different round 'ere....what's his game?" snarled Sandy making me a little concerned about his behaviour!

“I’m the only one who’s a bit different round here….what’s his game?” snarled Sandy in a most pompous way!

Something was ruffling feathers I could tell!

Then Greta came up and appeared most confused…

"It looks very like the other swans but there's something about it....I don't know what it is? It just seems a bit different! What should we do-what should we do?" gabbled Greta in a breathless sort of way!

“He looks very like the other swans but there’s something about him….I don’t know what it is? He just seems a bit different! What should we do-what should we do?” gabbled Greta in a breathless sort of way!

And then I saw him…..

"I'm a little lost!" said Seaton

“I’m a little lost!” said Seaton

And rather like yesterday’s Robin, he looked this way

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and that…..

"Oh dear oh dear!" said Seaton! "I had my tail feathers blow dried especially for today and still no one will talk to me!"

“Oh dear oh dear!” said Seaton! “I had my tail feathers blow dried especially for today and still no one will talk to me!”

What a beautiful black swan!

Oh happy day for me!

Seaton was very lonely until good old Gunther Gull got everyone’s attention ….

"Birds of the River!" shouted Gunther, "Seaton is no different to the rest of you! I'm ashamed that you won't speak to him...for goodness sake, sort yourselves out, remember your manners and ask him if he wants to play 'Duck and Dive' with you!"

“Birds of the River!” shouted Gunther, “Seaton is no different to the rest of you! I’m ashamed that you won’t speak to him…for goodness sake, sort yourselves out, remember your manners and ask him if he wants to play ‘Duck and Dive’ with you!”

Fortunately this is what happened…..

Thank goodness for common sense amongst the River Birds of Marlow!

Thank goodness for common sense amongst the River Birds of Marlow!

 

One last thing- this isn’t a very good picture, but I had to take it fast….

"I'm so happy playing Duck and Dive!" said Seaton!

“I’m so happy playing Duck and Dive!” said Seaton!

I had no idea he had any white bits on him at all!

Isn’t he beautiful!

That’s All!

See Ya xx

Chickens and maybe Geese?

Within the pen at the allotment, where I found Tanundra Turkey, were chickens and geese. So today I wish to introduce them properly to you. I must warn you that there is a little rivalry between the cockerels which adds an edge to their day to day living…..

Calvin Cockerel was king of all he surveyed with his hens dancing in attendance at all times!

Calvin Cockerel was king of all he surveyed with his hens dancing in attendance at all times!

Hilda Hen could be annoying though, bowing and scraping behind him all the time!

Hilda Hen could be annoying though, bowing and scraping behind him all the time!

Calvin is a Latin name meaning ‘Little Bald One’!

Here is his greatest rival!….

Chuck knew he had one up on Calvin...."Hah!" he said unpleasantly to no-one in particular , "That Calvin the Little Bald One will soon give up his reign when his harem see the whiskers I have been growing!"

Chuck knew he had one up on Calvin….”Hah!” he said unpleasantly to no-one in particular , “That Calvin the Little Bald One will soon give up his reign when his harem see the whiskers I have been growing!”

Chuck is a Teutonic name meaning ‘Manly, full grown’!

Calandra quite lost her head when she saw Chuck and his whiskers!

Calandra quite lost her head when she saw Chuck and his whiskers!

 Calandra is a Greek name meaning ‘Carefree, the lark bird’! I’m wondering if we might have a little bit of a floozy on our hands here!

Now the promised Geese….

Gertie and Graham Greylag knew that if they practised enough, they could make that romantic heart shape with their head and necks like the swans down at the river did!

Gertie and Graham Greylag knew that if they practised enough, they could make that romantic heart shape with their head and necks like the swans down at the river did!

 

Gilliam Goose loved it when the water was calm and serene and his reflection was as perfect as he was!

Gilliam Goose loved it when the water was calm and serene and his reflection was as perfect as he was!

 

And That’s All!

See ya xx