Wordless Wednesday

Heathwood Horse was a little perturbed to be told to be quiet on Wordless Wednesday! He rolled his eyes, put his ears back and bit the fence in irritation for he had a lot to say!

Heathwood Horse was a little perturbed to be told to be quiet on Wordless Wednesday! He rolled his eyes, put his ears back and bit the fence in irritation for he had a lot to say!

That’s All!

See Ya xx

Mind you, Dot-nose and E but D, aka THE IDIOTS (nod to M.R. 🙂 ) are back…..

http://dotknows.wordpress.com/2014/02/26/chapter-24-and-25-which-is-a-little-longer-than-you-may-be-used-to-off-to-meet-hermione/

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A Word A Week Challenge: Action

The new theme over at Skinnywench for the Word a Week Challenge is ‘Action’.

These are some of my favourite action photos. They involve bad tempered horse and a pony who is the object of his bad humour….

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This is how it all started with the pony being fed by my grandchildren!!

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Then out of nowhere charging like a crazy….

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Fairly dramatic and exciting I thought!

Here’s the link to Sue for other posts taking part….

http://suellewellyn2011.wordpress.com/2013/03/17/a-word-a-week-challenge-action/

That’s All!

See Ya xx

A Word A Week Challenge: Hat

This challenge is courtesy of Sue of ‘A Word in Your Ear’ fame and here’s the link:

http://suellewellyn2011.wordpress.com/2013/03/10/a-word-a-week-challenge-hat/

So…

Here are my grandsons nicely wrapped up in their rather lovely hats….

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Then there’s me in my favourite Australian hat….

'Twas a windy day in Bedfordshire!

‘Twas a windy day in Bedfordshire!

 

This photo bears no relation to me at all….but I rather like it!

Heavy Horse Hat!?

Heavy Horse Hat!?

That’s All!

See Ya xx

Crazy Horses!

So there we were, my son and his girlfriend out for a walk with my grandsons! We’d seen big dogs, gulls, birds and general wildlife. We were heading back to the car when we saw some horses/ponies in a field over the road. So with a 2 year old and a 3 year old what else can you do but go and feed them! (The horses not the grandsons!)

"What is anxious camera woman worrying about!" thought Seamus the pony, "Of course I'm not going to bite his fingers!"

“What is anxious camera woman worrying about!” thought Seamus the pony, “Of course I’m not going to bite his fingers! But my toenails could do with a cut!”

 

Then out of the blue and with a lot of noise, this horse came charging over, hell bent on biting poor old Seamus! (Made me jump a bit too I can tell you!)

"I'm gonna get you...I'm gonna get you and when I do I'm gonna force you to comb the burrs out of my tail and mane you unpleasant little pony!" snarled a very angryHarold Horse!

“I’m gonna get you…I’m gonna get you and when I do I’m gonna force you to comb the burrs out of my tail and mane you unpleasant little pony!” snarled a very angry Harold Horse!

 

Seamus made his way back when he thought the coast was clear!

"What's rattled his hay stack today!" said Seamus a little out of breath!

“What’s rattled his hay stack today!” said Seamus a little out of breath! “He can’t possibly have found out I covered him in those burrs!”

 

We thought it might just have been a little spat but Harold had a glint in his eye and not a shred of reason in his head!

He was so furious about the knotted mass in his tail and mane that he just went for Seamus!

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Scary but exciting!

The other horses/ponies were trying to get between Harold and Seamus…

"I know he's behind you lot!" neighed Harold!

“I know he’s behind you lot!” neighed Harold! “And I’m coming to get him….”

 

And he did…..

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Then this little mare seemed to put her back to him with the horse on the right backing her up so that he couldn’t get to Seamus!

What could I put as the conversation here?Answers at the bottom if you like!

What could I put as the conversation here?
Answers at the bottom if you like!

That’s All!

See Ya xx

Thank You Very Much!

I have been nominated for The Versatile Blogger Award by

http://opallaontrails.wordpress.com

to whom I have sent my thanks!

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When thinking of who (or is it whom) to nominate, the qualities on the following list should be taken into account:

“The quality of the writing, the uniqueness of the subjects covered, the level of love displayed in the words on the virtual page. Or, of course, the quality of the photographs and the level of love displayed in the taking of them. Honor those bloggers who bring something special to your life whether every day or only now and then.”

Thus says…. Versatile Blogger Award blog site

I have to say seven things about myself!

1) Where others are becoming drawn toward tweeting and the medium of Twitter, I am becoming more drawn to Twitchers and their bird stalking habits!

"Yow!" said Bella Blue Tit, "I think I flew a little too close to that twig!"

“Yow!” said Bella Blue Tit, “I think I flew a little too close to that twig!”

2) I have twin sons of 25, and to think, I’m only 31 myself!! Amazing!!

Twin Puff Balls (Very unlike my sons...sorry boys!).

Twin Puff Balls (Very unlike my sons…sorry boys!).

3) I think sheep are rather wonderful but could not complete a bird walk 2 days ago because there were cows in the field. My one and only phobia! Well maybe not phobia, but they don’t half scare me!

"I have been trying very hard lately tp perfect my Mona Lisa look....whaddya think?" baa-ed Sheena

“I have been trying very hard lately to perfect my Mona Lisa look….whaddya think?” baa-ed Sheena

"Aw!" mooed Cara, "I'm so sad you are scared of me...go on rush past me now whilst I'm not looking!"

“Aw!” mooed Cara, “I’m so sad you are scared of me…go on rush past me now whilst I’m not looking!”

4) I am an uncontrollable scrumper! I can’t pass a hedgerow without stopping and picking! I then like to make yummy things with the foraged food. My favourite was damson vodka!!!

Oh yeah! I've been a scrumpin'.

Oh yeah! I’ve been a scrumpin’.

How can I resist?

How can I resist?

5) I love new technology….iphone, iPad, imad about it! But, my camera….and close up photography, getting home and downloading, then…there they all are on icloud where ever I am! Oh JOY!

"As you have tried harder with your focus Mrs. Photographer, then I will reveal both sets of my antennae, though the top set are officially called my eyestalks!" said Steve with a wink!

“As you have tried harder with your focus Mrs. Photographer, then I will reveal both sets of my antennae, though the top set are officially called my eyestalks!” said Steve with a wink!

Beautiful!

Beautiful!

6) I love slapstick! I will become convulsed if you were to fall over in front of me…but I would also have the grace to be deeply embarrassed about the whole thing!

And I love horse with moustaches!

And I love horse with moustaches!

7) I love blogging and always look forward to my time in the wordpress world 🙂

And I have to nominate 15 worthy bloggers who are:

http://praguebykaty.wordpress.com

http://leafandtwig.wordpress.com

http://cobbledtoolbox.wordpress.com

http://smartntrendymom.wordpress.com

http://crazytraintotinkytown.com

http://sarahneeve.wordpress.com

http://dewetswild.com

http://sethsnap.com

http://leannecolephotography.com

http://lyndamichele.wordpress.com

http://lindavernon.wordpress.com

http://ladyornot.com

http://wheresmybackpack.com

http://ehkstream.org

http://pleisbilongtumi.wordpress.com

 

Tired Horses, Moss and a Tit with a Long Tail!

Off I went, gung ho!, with camera in hand hoping for some excitement in the wildlife section of my life!

Out of the car…

Down the track…

Look to the left and who’s this slumbering and sleeping in the corner of the field rather selfishly a little further away than I would like!

There's a song that goes...'Horsey horsey don't you stop'!Seems like these chaps haven't heard of it!

There’s a song that goes…’Horsey horsey don’t you stop’!
Seems like these chaps haven’t heard of it!

 

Just in case you missed horse number 3 in the background….

I think the end of the song is 'Giddy up we're homeward bound'!

What could they have been up to earlier today?

I’m sure to the horsey type this is something they have seen before, but I have never seen a horse completely crashed out with his head on the ground like the one at the back before!

"Oy!" cawed Magnus Magpie, (he is there in the front!) "Shift yourself Harvey...you're in my way!"

“Oy!” cawed Magnus Magpie, (he is there in the front!) “Shift yourself Harvey…you’re in my way!”

 

Must be about time for the moss….

No comments, just two photographs that I rather like….

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This beautiful green is as I found it in the woods…there’s been no tinkering with photoshop etc!

As I walked on I heard a whole load of tweeting and saw this chap having a wash in a little stream.

It’s not my best photo but they move so fast that I’m pleased to have got anything!

"It's a lovely day for having a wash in a muddy stream oh yeah!" sang Lenin Longtail.

“It’s a lovely day for having a wash in a muddy stream oh yeah!” sang Lenin Longtail.

 

And then…..

"If my tail were shorter, then it wouldn't always drag in the water, but then I wouldn't live up to my 'Long Tail Tit' name....ah well!" sighed Lenin in an accepting things kind of way!

“If my tail were shorter, then it wouldn’t always drag in the water, but then I wouldn’t live up to my ‘Long Tailed Tit’ name….ah well!” sighed Lenin in an accepting things kind of way!

And 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

Weekly Photo Challenge: Changing Seasons 5

Here’s today’s amazing frost!

And rose hips frozen in time…

Now for some photos taken yesterday in the freezing fog of a horse that I have called Henry and who I have featured before!

He has the most beautiful moustache!

Hope you like them Lynn (Hillary’s Angel)

And just to finish with a flourish…

That’s All!

See Ya xx

First time round, photos were missing…now I have put them all back. Hope this works! 🙂

Dot knows! (elleturner4)

What inspires me to write a blog is definitely nature and it has the most immense pull on me. I knew I wanted to go out today to find images for my next post, but for those of you who are not in the UK, I had better let you know about our weather at the moment. I believe you would call it blustery at the very least! Very strong winds indeed! And to demonstrate this, here’s a photo of me, taken by me in the fields behind my house!

I’d now like to show a selection of images that inspire and delight me, that make me always carry my camera and which fill me with excitement when downloading to my computer.

A spider on his web in my garden…

Then there’s the humour of a horse taking part in Movember!!! (I have already published this but it’s very amusing!)

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Out on a walk!

Today, I have various photos and an ink weed update (it’s getting mouldier too!)

If you were interested, you could search my posts for ink weed and get the whole picture!

First off, not something I would normally strive to photograph…and yet I knew it had some pretty good colour and some fine detail…….

He’s trying to get into my compost heap!

Then further afield, quite literally, I saw this rather fine  horse…

Have you spotted what my next pic will focus on?

 

Just look at this!

Henry became a little irritated the more I focused my camera on his nose!

And finally….the latest ink weed photo!

Poor old Hank!

And that’s all for today!

Se Ya xx