Weekly Photo Challenge: Lost in the Details 2

The last two pictures in this post are the best!

More photos from Warwick Castle….

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But really…..surely my grandsons show ‘Lost in the Details’ just as well as some stuffy old stained glass windows….

and….quite frankly I think my grandsons are far more beautiful!

What is at the end of that stick?

What is at the end of that stick?

 

Imagine coming face to face with a dog as tall as you are!

Imagine coming face to face with 2 dogs as tall as you are!

 

Yep-grandsons win hands down!

That’s All!

See Ya xx

 

Happy Birthday Mum!

She won’t like me telling you…oh no!

But I’m going to anyway as I am very proud of the fact that my dearest mama is 82 today!

Here she is by the river in Marlow after we consumed far too much lunch!

I said to look wistfully out over the water and she obeyed!

I said to look wistfully out over the water and she obeyed!

 

At this point I have to tell you that my large and full belly bumped the camera as I was walking along and changed the settings thus resulting in all the pictures having a strange bluey tint. I have tried to fix this but to no avail as you can see.

I then forced my mother (Yes…on her birthday!) to find things to photograph…..

Voila!

The gulls maintained a strict pecking order over who perched where!Today Gandalf got the best position!

The gulls maintained a strict pecking order over who perched where!
Today Gandalf got the best position!

 

Meanwhile there was unrest (and perhaps a little boredom) in the stalls as Grendon tried to hatch a plan whilst standing on one leg!

Meanwhile there was unrest (and perhaps a little boredom) in the stalls as Grendon tried to hatch a plan whilst standing on one leg!

 

At the lock we found Gwenevere Grebe swimming up and down, perhaps wondering how to get out!

Gwenevere could get up quite a speed and create quite a wake having been blessed with an amazing aerodynamic shape!

Gwenevere could get up quite a speed and create quite a wake having been blessed with an amazing aerodynamic shape!

 

She too could look wistfully out over the water!

She too could look wistfully out over the water!

 

Some days she cursed having such a long and pointy beak, especially when the itch was just under her chin!

Some days she cursed having such a long and pointy beak, especially when the itch was just under her chin!

Sometimes, at the right angle, Gwenevere could present her head to look like a perfect isosceles triangle!

Sometimes, at the right angle, Gwenevere could present her head to look like a perfect isosceles triangle!

One last thing!

I have entered the 6th Rodposse Photography Challenge with the title of ‘Animals’.

Here’s the link if you fancy a look…

http://rodposse.com/2013/02/04/4th-challenger-bubble/

This goes directly to my photo but all the others are there as well.

That’s All!

See Ya xx


 

Is It Something I Said?

Whilst perusing my photographs I suddenly noticed how many of the creatures I photograph are totally ignoring me!!

Well, have a look and see if I’m right!

"Ducks...listen to me...ignore mad camera woman and she'll soon go away!" hissed Suzuki Swan!

“Ducks…listen to me…ignore mad camera woman and she’ll soon go away!” hissed Suzuki Swan!

"The only thing to do now is RUN even if it doesn't work in water....RUN Christine RUN!" screeched Corinne the moment she espied the camera!

“The only thing to do now is RUN even if it doesn’t work in water….RUN Christine RUN!” screeched Corinne the moment she espied the camera!

"Don't look now but she's back!" whispered Darren to the other two!

“Don’t look now but she’s back!” whispered Darren to the other two!

"I shall keep my beak in the air and continue with my course, thus letting her believe I haven't seen her....mwah ha ha ha!" cackled Carrie Cormorant!

“I shall keep my beak in the air and continue with my course, thus letting her believe I haven’t seen her….mwah ha ha ha!” cackled Carrie Cormorant!

"Hey Geraint," quacked Des, "Put your head under your wing like me... that'll spoil her shot!"

“Hey Geraint,” quacked Des, “Put your head under your wing like me… that’ll spoil her shot!”

And that’s only the water birds!

Look it continues…..

"Eat my shorts!" said Randy as he turned on his heels and left!

“Eat my shorts!” said Randy as he turned on his heels and left!

"I shall be glad when this snow has gone and look white once again!" sighed Perry. "Shhh! she's back again...look the other way and look casual!" neighed Pint-size!

“I shall be glad when this snow has gone and I look white once again!” sighed Perry.
“Shhh! she’s back again…look the other way and look casual!” neighed Pint-size!

"Resist the urge to stare like we usually do...Ewes, eyes forward....copy me!" baa-ed Shirley!

“Resist the urge to stare like we usually do…Ewes, eyes forward….copy me!” baa-ed Shirley!

"Tweet tweet!  Not looking at you, Tweet tweet, There's nothing you can do!" said Basil rather unkindly!

“Tweet tweet! Not looking at you, Tweet tweet, There’s nothing you can do!” said Basil rather unkindly!

Fortunately some creatures are not so unkind!

Three cheers for One-Horn!

Three cheers for One-Horn!

Henry came up to see what was going on and didn't ignore me!

Henry came up to see what was going on and didn’t ignore me!

Thank you Mr. S :)

Thank you Mr. S 🙂

And Rocky definitely loves me….

"Wonder when you'll give me something to eat!" said Rocky contentedly sitting in the sun.

“Wonder when you’ll give me something to eat!” said Rocky contentedly sitting in the sun.

And That’s All!

See Ya xx

Reader Appreciation Award

Well well well!

How lovely!

I have been awarded the ‘Reader Appreciation Award’ by Sarah!

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http://sarahneeve.wordpress.com

Thank you very much!

With such awards come much responsibility…there are rules you know!

The Reader Appreciation Award Rules:

1. Link back to the person who nominated you. This I have done!

2. Attach the icon to your site. This I will do!

3. Answer the attached questions. Be patient…I will!

4. Nominate 6 bloggers who you feel deserve this award. Not a problem!

You have questions I believe….

1. What is your favorite color?

Purple

Purple

Green

Green

...and yellow

…and yellow

all together in…..

Woody Nightshade!

Woody Nightshade!

2. What is your favorite animal?

'She doesn't know which  animal or bird she likes best!' said Maggie Moorhen, 'She seems to like quite a lot of us and just can't ever make up her mind!'

‘She doesn’t know which animal or bird she likes best!’ said Maggie Moorhen, ‘She seems to like quite a lot of us and just can’t ever make up her mind!’

3. What is your favorite non-alcoholic drink?

Tea!

4. What is your favorite number?

Gilbert thought hard...'I think it's the same number as how many legs I have!'

Gilbert thought hard…’I think it’s the same number as how many legs I have!’

5. What is your favorite day of the week?

'Let's be honest,' said Henry the Horse showing the whites of his eyes, 'She likes those days when she can legitimately have a damn good alcoholic drink and not worry about the consequences!'

‘Let’s be honest,’ said Henry the Horse showing the whites of his eyes, ‘She likes those days when she can legitimately have a damn good alcoholic drink and not worry about the consequences!’

6. What is your favorite flower?

Any daisy like flower, rose, and iris.

Any daisy like flower, rose and iris.

But also

Orchids!

Orchids!

7. What is your passion?

'Her passion,' said Gilbert, 'is taking photos of things she likes and then making fools of them!'

‘Her passion,’ said Gilbert, ‘is taking photos of things she likes and then making fools of them!’

8. Do you watch television?

Oh yes I do!

9. Who is your favorite author?

I think Julia Donaldson (Gruffalo) is a genius!

10. Do you like 80′s movies?

I’m not much of a movie fan…bit too fidgety-no idea what films were about in the eighties!

11. How do you like your eggs?

Well, fried would be my first choice with a touch of salt and branston fruity (brown sauce). However I have trained myself to not have fried eggs cos of the ‘fry’ bit! Though now I think of it, a soft boiled egg is pretty darned good-not with toast fingers though. Mind you….there’s always poached, on toast with a cup of tea on one side.

12. When did you discover blogging?

Last May (2012) – I hadn’t a clue what I was doing, nobody saw my posts…but the delight when I got my first ‘like’ was wonderful. I was (and still am) so grateful that anyone ever bothers!

My first ever picture from my first ever blog called 'Beautiful morning-new life'.

My first ever picture from my first ever blog called ‘Beautiful morning-new life’.

13. Why do you like to blog?

Ummmm-that’s quite hard to actually put into words. There’s great satisfaction in seeing something you have created being ‘out there’ and then there’s that other people are looking at it! I think bloggers are pretty good sorts too and I’ve really enjoyed getting to know different bloggers!

The bloggers I am nominating are those whose name I constantly see in the ‘like’ section at the bottom of one of my posts. I am very thankful to them. Even more thankful when they comment! To each of you, please accept this award if you would like to…

http://artisticmilestone.wordpress.com

http://mindingtheminis.com

http://retireediary.wordpress.com

http://milnersblog.wordpress.com

http://opallaontrails.wordpress.com

http://addgrainonearth.com