Oh But What Is It???

Whilst out walking today I saw what i presumed was something that had come out of a bird and onto a little hawthorn trying to make it’s way in life! Something, however, prompted me to look closer……at which point I thought….”Damn it all, it’s alive!”

You see at first it was lying flat but then it seemed to rear up!

You see at first it was lying flat but then it seemed to rear up!

This is a second 'thing' that also reared up as I came in close with my camera!

This is a second ‘thing’ that also reared up as I came in close with my camera!

It was about half a centimetre long.

Now the next photo ain’t great but I wanted to show you the ‘thing’ in its flat version before I disturbed it with my camera!

Odd or what?

Odd or what?

So if anyone knows….please let me know!

That’s All!

See Ya xx

A while later and some research completed……I can reveal it’s a fruit slugworm!

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Pop Pop Pop Pop Eye Poppin’ Poppies!

Whilst visiting my dearest of dear friends to day, we came across these poppies…..

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I have not photoshopped, or anything else, any of these photos…..this is really what they looked like!

I think these are rather beautiful….

Hope you agree!

That’s All!

See Ya xx

Look Who’s Sitting in the Tree!

 

Out for a walk and who should I find but Mr. Blue Heron, flying off in a hurry to get away from me!

Hah! I thought….I’ll get you!

And I did….

Some quite nice photos and a couple that I decided would make interesting ‘playing about with’ photos!

See what you think!

You can't hide from me!

You can’t hide from me!

A little closer...

A little closer…

How kind to give me your right side profile!

How kind to give me your right side profile!

And now your left side profile...Lovely!

And now your left side profile…Lovely!

Ooooh!

Ooooh!

And oooh again!

And oooh again!

That’s All!

See Ya xx

Duncan Duck and the Strange Little Green Thing!

Once more at the canal….and the ducks were just sitting, sleeping and generally being rather lazy! They were also totally disregarding me!

Then I noticed a story unfolding….

Meet Duncan Duck in his casual 'I ain't doing anything much today' pose!

Meet Duncan Duck in his casual ‘I ain’t doing anything much today’ pose!

 

Well he wasn't doing much until that darned strange green thing emerged from his curly tail feather once more. (Can you see it? It's very small but it's certainly there!)

Well he wasn’t doing much until that darned strange little green thing emerged from his curly tail feather once more. (Can you see it? It’s very small but it’s certainly there!)

 

That little green thing makes him right out of his comfort zone and he's off!

That strange little green thing takes him right out of his comfort zone, distracting him completely, causing pain in places where it’s never good to have pain and he’s off!

 

This way....

This way….

 

....and that way!

….and that way!

 

sometimes it makes him jump so much that he pretty much falls off the side! Poor Duncan!

Sometimes it makes him jump so much that he pretty much falls off the side! Poor Duncan!

But he’s quick to recover and out he jumps….(There are comments on each of these pictures if you’re interested!)

Oh oh Duncan, I think you hoped that everything would be alright too soon!

Little green thing alert......

Strange little green thing alert……

He's off!

He’s off!

But…..oh me oh my……my favourite of all of the shots of Duncan……

Duncan the Super Duck!!

Duncan the Super Duck!!

So if you’re ever walking along somewhere  and there are ducks nearby…..it’s not you they are afraid of when they leap into the water….

It’s the strange little green thing that lives in their curly tail feather!

That’s All!

See Ya

 

Raise Your Arms Oh Conker Tree…You Are Yet Young! (A weird title even for me!)

There I was, out a walking near the Dunstable Downs in the UK on a Spring day, when what should I see but lots of conker (horse chestnut ) trees with lovely new leaves a comin’.

Out with the camera……..

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Then, there’s this rather older tree with wonderful patterns on its bark…

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Things are a little hectic for me at the moment….

So….

That’s All!

See Ya xx

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Lines 2

I’ve been wanting to use these photos for a while and am very pleased to be joining Cee’s challenge this week…

http://www.ceephotography.com/2013/03/27/cees-fun-foto-challenge-lines/

Another cold day by the canal in Bedfordshire....

Another cold day by the canal in Bedfordshire….

 

A Gull's see saw perhaps?

A Gull’s see saw perhaps?

 

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"Cor my feet are cold!" said Gabriel Gull to Gail Gull, who sadly just continued to look disinterested in anything he had to say!

“Cor my feet are cold!” said Gabriel Gull to Gail Gull, who sadly just continued to look disinterested in anything he had to say!

 

And I just wanted to pop this photo in..

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That’s All!

See Ya xx

Fast Flying Foliage??

Having seen the ‘A Word A Week: Action’ photo that appeared yesterday from my blogging pal at http://ehkstream.org  I was reminded of 4 photos I took a little while ago when I didn’t have my aperture set right (nor anything else set right for that matter!).

I couldn’t quite get rid of them because I rather liked the colours and swirls…

So what do you think?

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With water drops!

With water drops!

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I love the colours in this one…

Definitely my favourite!

Definitely my favourite!

So thank you Ehkstream for the inspiration. Check out the link to Etsy from Ehkstream’s blog too-beautiful jewellery, carvings and other lovely things.

That’s All!

See Ya xx

Feathery Fowl!

 

 

 

So, once more at the allotment, with camera in hand (I know I know! It should be a spade or fork… OK!!) I sidled off to the chickens just round the corner.

I seem to have developed quite a penchant for chickens bottoms  tail feathers as seen below!

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IMG_0969The chickens got together and decided to never turn their backs on that camera woman again!!

In fact, they kept her well in their sight!

 

 

"It's OK chaps, I can see her, she's right in front of me, apparently captivated by the pattern of my feathers!" cackled Harriet to her friends!

“It’s OK chaps, I can see her, she’s right in front of me, apparently captivated by the pattern of my feathers!” cackled Harriet to her friends!

 

"She's moved on to me now!" shouted Norbert Knobble-Head, "And I have my beady eye on her!"

“She’s moved on to me now!” shouted Norbert Knobble-Head, “And I have my beady eye on her!”

"Ill engage her in fascination with the strange light grey dot of something unmentionable on my head!" Norbert added, aware that he wasn't sure of what it was either, but at least the camera wasn't up his rear end!

“Ill engage her in fascination with the strange light grey dot of something unmentionable on my head!” Norbert added, aware that he wasn’t sure of what it was either, but at least the camera wasn’t up his rear end!

 

"Not many people can resist the colour of my feathers!" said Criton Cockerel, "And I hope you blog readers out there realise that she has not done any photo shopping on any of these photos!" he added as an after thought!

“Not many people can resist the colour of my feathers!” said Criton Cockerel, “And I hope you blog readers out there realise that she has not done any photo shopping on any of these photos!” he added as an after thought!

 

"Wow de wow!" said Criton, only to aware that he probably shouldn't have said it about himself AND out loud!

“Wow de wow!” said Criton, only to aware that he probably shouldn’t have said it about himself AND out loud!

Criton relented and gave her a photo opportunity involving his best side!

Criton relented and gave her a photo opportunity involving his best side!

 

That’s All!

See Ya xx