Weekly Photo Challenge: Quest

Harry Hoverfly’s been sent on a Quest

To find out all he can

About what’s living in his local field

At least that was the plan!

Instead he found himself caught in the sun

On a warm ‘end of summer’ day

The writing was far too big for him

So there he decided to stay!

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And strangely Sidney the Snail

Was also sent on a quest

The local map was covered in dew

He considered himself truly blessed

On the water he could quickly glide

And suss out which way to go

To find the most tasty food he could get

Which was under the weeping willow!

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That’s All!

See Ya xx

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Future

The challenge this week is to share photos with the theme of Future.

This I will do!

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Grady O’ Grebe looked at his reflection and resolved to use a different hairdresser in the future!

 

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Yehudi Yellowhammer resolved to wear a vest in the future on these bright yet chilly Spring mornings-plumping up his feathers just wasn’t doing it for him!

That’s All!

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Boundaries

Today I present a series of ‘carefree and couldn’t careless about boundaries‘ birds!! They positively spit in the face of boundaries!!

Pippa Pippet fluffed herself up and declared that she gave not a jot about the sharp and nasty barbed wire boundary!

Pippa Pippet fluffed herself up and declared that she gave not a jot about the sharp and nasty barbed wire boundary!

"I care so little I will use it as a primping and preening post!"

“I care so little I will use it as a primping and preening post!” she said whilst primping and preening!

 

Pippelle Pippet watched and learned how to behave like a proper pippet!

"So I treat this wire boundary with disdain then!" said Pippelle Pippet to whoever would listen!

“So I treat this wire boundary with disdain then!” said Pippelle Pippet to whoever would listen!

 

Jeremiah Jackdaw knew this was the perfect place to have a photo taken whilst showing off his beautiful black feathers. He also treated barbed wire boundaries with utter disregard!

Jeremiah Jackdaw knew this was the perfect place to have his photo taken whilst showing off his beautiful black feathers and slate grey head. He also treated barbed wire boundaries with utter contempt!

That’s All!

See Ya xx

Weekly Photo Challenge: Vivid 3

Just one Vivid photo today!

Miss Poppy Poppy refused to look at the village she came from and faced the opposite way. She had vivid memories of the small village which made her feel most upset!\But she never spoke of what happened so we will never know! :(

Miss Petronella Poppy refused to look at the village she came from and faced the opposite way. She had vivid memories of the small hamlet which made her feel most upset! But she never spoke of what happened so we will never know! 😦

That’s All!

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Vivid 2

Sheldon Shieldbug was quite fed up

As he sat on the same old green leaf

“I’m so sick and tired of everything green

It’s really beyond belief

There’s dark green and light green

And I could include lime

But I long for something brighter

From time to time!

When I wake and see green

It makes me so livid

Cos all I really want

Are colours that are vivid!

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So Sheldon decided to change his life

And off he went one day

Not long later look what he found

Oh gosh calloo callay!

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Now Sheldon feels happy  With his life on a dahlia With these colours around He no longer feels a failure!

Now Sheldon feels happy
With his life on a dahlia
With these colours around
He no longer feels a failure!

That’s All!

See Ya xx

Weekly Photo Challenge: Broken

So this week’s challenge is ‘Broken‘…..

"I'm very very sorry, I really really am, But I just cannot look at you For I don't feel very glam!" It's true Melinda Meercat Is feeling very low And the reason for this trouble can be found upon her toe!

“I’m very very sorry, I really really am,
But I just cannot look at you
For I don’t feel very glam!”
It’s true Melinda Meercat
Is feeling very low
And the reason for this trouble can be found upon her toe!

"It's just no good, I don't feel ready To face my public today, For without my full set of fingernails I don't know what more I can say!" It happened when she was climbing Up upon this rock She slipped and caught her front left leg, She had a very enormous shock!

“It’s just no good, I don’t feel ready
To face my public today,
For without my full set of fingernails
I don’t know what more I can say!”
It happened when she was climbing
Up upon this rock
She slipped and caught her front left leg,
She had an enormous shock!

And she sits here positively not looking at me Because her fingernail is broken And poor Melinda Meercat knows The nail salon ain't open

And here she sits not looking at me
Because her fingernail is broken
And poor Melinda Meercat knows
The nail salon ain’t open!

That’s All!

See Ya xx

Weekly Photo Challenge: Scale 2

This week’s  Weekly Photo Challenge theme is Scale and the suggestion is to ‘insert something into a scene to highlight size’.

Ahem……

Boris the Black-headed Gull (whilst being patient for his summer black head to appear) decided to have some fun with his rather small cousin, Beanie the Black-headed Gull! Boris managed to persuade Beanie that it would be great fun if he tried to to do some wing walking using his small cousin as the wing on such a bright and beautiful sunny day in Marlow!

Boris the Black-headed Gull (whilst being patient for his summer black head to appear) decided to have some fun with his rather small cousin, Beanie the Black-headed Gull! Boris managed to persuade Beanie that it would be great fun if he tried to to do some wing walking using his small cousin as the wing upon which to walk on such a bright and beautiful sunny day in Marlow!

 

All went well for a while until Beanie could hold Boris up no longer and…..

Fell head first into the River Thames barely missing his equally small brother Bert.

….fell head first into the River Thames barely missing his equally small brother Bert.

That’s All!

See Ya xx

Weekly Photo Challenge: New

So the challenge this week is to show something new.

Have a look….

Belinda Black Swan is beautiful, She's also rather vain! She swims about the river Where she can become a pain!

Belinda Black Swan is beautiful,
She’s also rather vain!
She swims about the river
Where she can become a pain!

She knows that people love her, And they gasp when they see her swim by For every feather is always in place And her head is always held high!

She knows that people love her,
And they gasp when they see her swim by
For every feather is always in place
And her head is always held high!

She sometimes likes to pose like this And smiles at her reflection "Oh look the Loch Ness monster" She says on closer inspection!

She sometimes likes to pose like this
And smiles at her reflection
“Oh look the Loch Ness monster”
She says on closer inspection!

And when her friends gather together  They can't help but synchronise But they're rude to their other river mates Who they often criticise!

And when her friends gather together
They can’t help but synchronise
But they’re rude to their other river mates
Who they often criticise!

It was then that Belinda saw Cyril Come swimming in for a rest Sadly he had some river weed Stuck all over his chest!

It was then that Belinda saw Cyril
Come swimming in for a rest
Sadly he had some river weed
Stuck all over his chest!

Belinda turned tail there and then She went to find her friends To gossip about Cyril and his mucky chest And how he obviously didn't cleanse!

Belinda turned tail there and then
She went to find her friends
To gossip about Cyril and his mucky chest
And how he obviously didn’t cleanse!

The swans all listened And so did the gulls They couldn't believe what they saw They started to shout and call Cyril names Now what did they do that for?

The swans all listened and so did the gulls
They couldn’t believe what they saw
They started to shout and call Cyril names
Now what did they do that for?

Poor Cyril was sad and he turned his head He didn't know quite what to do!  Then an idea came into his head….

Poor Cyril was sad and he turned his head
He didn’t know quite what to do!
Then an idea came to him right then….

……He just opened his beak and blew!!

……He just opened his beak and blew!!

I have never taken a photo of a swan like this before….thus it’s new to me!

For more ‘New’ photos visit here!

That’s All!

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Eclectic Corner #2 Decadence

I’ve been invited by Justine at Eclectic odds n sods to join her Eclectic Corner Challenge today.

I have to marry together the word ‘Decadence’ with the following quote!

“The exotic and the erotic ideals go hand in hand, and this fact also contributes another proof of a more or less obvious truth – that is, that a love of the exotic is usually an imaginative projection of a sexual desire.”
― Mario Praz, The Romantic Agony

Here goes….

Ahem…….

I had never seen one of these before,

Let alone two joined like this……

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So I took a closer look I did

Good grief that’s some proboscis!!

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I did some research and found out their name

A bee fly I’m led to believe

Their names were Bert and Belinda

And I think they’re trying to conceive!

You may not think this exotic

Nor do I-I’ll tell you straight!

But then we all got to chatting

They are decadent make no mistake.

The definition of exotic

Listen well and give me your ear….

Is “Originating in or characteristic of

Some other place than here!”

These chaps were seen in Turkey

A long long way from home

That’s exotic enough for me

Now to get on with the ‘pome’

So what about erotic

You’ll want to hear about that

Well let me tell you about these two

Listen well and hold onto your hats!

For when the sun begins to set

They get in a frenzied state

Everything’s so exciting

That they can hardly wait…..

For Bert and Belinda have a secret

Their love nest’s no flowering shrub

You see these two belong to……….

Their local "Mile High Club"

Their local “Mile High Club”

That’s All!

See Ya xx

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Minimalist 3

Red Red was in the garden…..

Red Red felt he needed to check out a few things….

Something felt odd so Red Red felt he needed to check out a few things….

 

He hopped onto the garden post and looked and looked…..surely this was the time of year when the garden took on a minimalist look-what with winter approaching and all!

He hopped onto the garden post and looked and looked…..surely this was the time of year when the garden took on a minimalist look-what with winter approaching and all!

 

"Hmmmm!" thought Red Red, "That's odd, I'd better takle a closer look!"

“Hmmmm!” thought Red Red, “That’s odd, I’d better take a closer look!”

 

So he did!

So he did!

 

And he looked again!

And he looked again!

 

Red Red got a little closer!

Red Red got a little closer!

 

What Red Red couldn’t understand was why on earth the garden was filled with nasturtiums, no…..filled with flowering nasturtiums in the middle of November!!

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Red Red was most bemused!

"I am most bemused at this turn of events!" said Red Red!

“I am most bemused at this turn of events!” said Red Red!

For more, probably more realistic ‘minimalist’ photos, click here!

That’s All!

See Ya xx