Weekly Photo Challenge: On Top 4

Today I am feeling very pleased and excited with the photos I have taken on my walk this afternoon. You could say I feel ‘on top’ of the world, or even ‘on top’ form! And that’s my tentative link with Weekly Photo Challenge!

This little female chaffinch was just sitting in the hedgerow with what I thought was a catkin in her beak! My son had just rung me, so I was talking on the phone when I noticed her….

I kept talking to my son and turned on my camera with my other hand!

I kept talking to my son and turned on my camera with my other hand!

She, Cheryl Chaffinch, seemed very happy so stay where she was, which is more than I can say for what I now know to be the caterpillar squashed in her beak!

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As you can see, I couldn’t stop taking photos of her whilst my son waited patiently on the phone!

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Always like to get a little closer!

Always like to get a little closer!

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Oh go on then, just one more!!

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Message for M-R….Here’s the link to a post I did not long after I had started blogging which is about ivy…..

https://elleturner4.wordpress.com/2012/11/02/and-little-lambs-eat-ivy/

That’s All!

See Ya xx

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Weekly Photo Challenge: On Top 3

This week the challenge is ‘On Top’ and here’s where you can find out about it….

http://dailypost.wordpress.com/dp_photo_challenge/on-top/

These saucy young terrapins were frolicking in a pond in Istanbul!!

Here, starting on the left and moving clockwise around the picture, are Tia Terrapin, Tetley Terrapin and Trier Terrapin!

Here, starting on the left and moving clockwise around the picture, are Tia Terrapin, Tetley Terrapin and Trier Terrapin!

 

Looks like Tia Terrapin has caught the eye of Trier Terrapin!

Looks like Tia Terrapin has caught the eye of Trier Terrapin!

 

Aha! I was right!!

Aha! I was right!!

 

I'm sure you can see why I've put it in for this challenge!

I’m sure you can see why I’ve put it in for this challenge!

 

That’s All!

See Ya xx

Weekly Photo Challenge: On Top 2

When we visited Kas in Turkey (Which is pronounced Kash and should have a little thingy under the ‘s’ but my computer doesn’t seem to have one), we went to see the amphitheatre…..

The view to the top!

The view to the top!

The view from the top!

The view from the top!

But on the way up we saw this beautiful Jay whose proper title is Garrulus glandarius!

There he is-Jay the Jay!!

There he is-Jay the Jay!!

Jay the Jay spots me!!

Jay the Jay spots me!!

 

And decided his only option is to…..

And decided his only option is to…..

POSE!!

….POSE!!

Jay the Jay stays up there on top of the tree, then flies to another tree…..

for some more…..

posing!!

Jay the Jay wanted me to tell him which was his best side….this one or…..

Jay the Jay wanted me to tell him which was his best side….this one or…..

 

….this!

….this!

Look at this flash of blue….

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I couldn’t say which was his best side as I just thought he was beautiful all over!

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"Enough photos now!" dictated Jay the Jay as he prepared to fly off!

“Enough photos now!” dictated Jay the Jay as he prepared to fly off!

If you want to join in the challenge -it can be a feeling, a perspective, or a physical location — share a photo that says “On Top.”

http://dailypost.wordpress.com/dp_photo_challenge/on-top/

That’s All!

See Ya xx

Weekly Photo Challenge: On Top

Whilst on holiday in Turkey, we went to a village called Girmeler which has some Thermal Springs. Should you go into the deep down Thermal Spring let me tell you, you will smell of sulphur for a good few days!

But on to the subject of ‘On Top’! Also in the village are caves which are alleged to have been where Alexander the Great and his army hid in troubled times!

You can see a hut at the bottom of this picture which will show you just how big the entrance is!

You can see a hut at the bottom of this picture which will show you just how big the entrance is!

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But it is when you are inside that it is most amazing…..we were told to look up to the ‘top’ of the cave and this is what we saw….

 

Now….could it be that Alexander the Great is haunting the cave?????

Now….could it be that Alexander the Great is haunting the cave?????

This effect is from water dripping down from the top of the cave.

Not just one ghostly face….

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But two….

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And all on the top of the possible cave hide out of Alexander the Great in Girmeler, Turkey!

Visit Weekly Photo Challenge: On Top for more posts on this subject!

Spooky!!

That’s All!

See Ya xx