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

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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!

See Ya xx

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

Macro Monday

Today, in close up, I present a little chap called……

Empis Tessellata or ‘Emp’ for short!

Poor old Emp has been described on the internet as a large, drab green-brown bristly fly with brown-tinged wings! How rude!

Poor old Emp has been described on the internet as a large, drab green-brown bristly fly with brown-tinged wings! How rude! Drab? I don’t think so!

"Don't mess with me!" said Emp haughtily, "Though I feed on nectar I am also a predator and can catch other insects with my long pointed proboscis which I pierce their bodies with……so don't upset me!"

“Don’t mess with me!” said Emp haughtily, “Though I feed on nectar I am also a predator and can catch other insects with my long pointed proboscis which I pierce their bodies with……so don’t upset me!”

"Also," snarled Emp, "When I feel in the mood (nudge nudge) I present a 'gift' to the object of my desire, in the form of a dead insect, before any shenanigans take place. The ladies are most fussy and will not mate with males who do not present a gift. I've got it sussed though!"

“Also,” snarled Emp, “When I feel in the mood (nudge nudge) I present a ‘gift’ to the object of my desire, in the form of a dead insect, before any shenanigans take place. The ladies are most fussy and will not mate with males who do not present a gift.”

For other Macro Monday photos visit here!

That’s All!

See Ya xx

Weekly Photo Challenge: Forces of Nature

I wonder if you can guess the Force of Nature I’m talking about!!

In the Soldier Beetle world they hold mass weddings!

In the Soldier Beetle world they hold mass weddings!

Some like a more intimate ceremony!

Some like a more intimate ceremony!

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This honeymooning couple have not a care in the world!

This honeymooning couple have not a care in the world!

But it doesn't take long to begin to produce offspring and decide…..

But it doesn’t take long to begin to produce offspring and they decide…..

…that they need to be a little more discreet in front of the eggs!

…that they need to be a little more discreet in front of the eggs!

For some, the views from the venue are the most important!

For some, the views from the wedding venue are the most important!

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Who knew the ladybird world was multicultural!

Who knew the ladybird world was multicultural!

That’s All!

See Ya xx

Travel Theme: Fantastic

Ailsa has a travel blog and this week’s Travel theme is ‘Fantastic’.

I have made a fantastic discovery this week….a place where I can pop some bird food on a fence in a lovely wood and the birds will come and eat it whilst I take photos!

But I would like to introduce you to a very British little lady who, in my estimation, is definitely…

‘Fantastic’!

Roberta is very excited by the prospect of Spring…..the feeling of the sun on her feathers is swelling her heart and making her burst into song…...

Roberta is very excited by the prospect of Spring…..the feeling of the sun on her feathers is swelling her heart and making her burst into song……

"You may say'" she chirruped, "Spring has sprung, The grass is ris I wonder where the birdies is! Well let me tell you" she continued in a beautiful throaty warble…….

“You may say'” she chirruped, “Spring has sprung,
The grass is ris
I wonder where the birdies is!
Well let me tell you” she continued in a beautiful throaty warble…….

"I'm singing in the sun, Just singing in the sun, What a wonderful feeling My life is such fun!"

“I’m singing in the sun,
Just singing in the sun, What a wonderful feeling
My life is such great fun!”

She continued in this way for a good few minutes, then almost as quickly as she had started, she turned to me and….

"Oy you!" shouted Roberta, "Enough's enough….you had yer two penneth worth…now HOP IT!"

“Oy you!” shouted Roberta, “Enough’s enough….you had yer two penneth worth…now HOP IT!”

And with that she flounced off!

I still thought as he was fantastic though!

That’s All!

See Ya xx

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Let’s Go Fly a Kite

This week’s theme is the song Let’s Go Fly a Kite.

Eunice was bored…..

Eunice was bored…..

 

Eugenie was also bored!

Eugenie was also bored!

 

Pete the Pony was so bored that he could do nothing but stare into his fringe!

Pete the Pony was so bored that he could do nothing but stare into his fringe!

 

Just then Eunice had an idea…..

Just then Eunice had an idea…..

 

And she started to sing!!

And she started to sing!!

And this is what she sang…..

With tuppence for paper and strings, You can have your own set of wings, With your feet on the ground, You’re a bird in a flight, With your fist holding tight, To the string of your kite. Oh, oh, oh! Let’s go fly a kite,Up to the highest height! Let’s go fly a kite and send it soaring, Up through the atmosphere, Up where the air is clear,

Oh, let’s go fly a kite!

And just look what happened…..

How could Kevin the Kite resist such singing!!

How could Kevin the Kite resist such singing!!

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!

See ya xx