Weekly Photo Challenge: Frame

The 3 Billy Goats Gruff had a story told about them…..well may I present…..

The 3 Silly Sheep Scruff!

They wanted to have their photos taken for this challenge, they wanted their pretty little faces to be framed….but could they get it right??

Take a look!

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That’s All!

See Ya xx

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Vivid 4

Ewe’ll never guess what’s happened here!

Shirley Sheep lay down, hoping beyond hope that what she thought had happened to her wonderful woolly coat was just a figment of her imagination!

Shirley Sheep lay down, hoping beyond hope that what she thought had happened to her wonderful woolly coat was just a figment of her imagination!

Sheila Sheep stared aimlessly into the distance thinking of days gone by when she could hold her head up high, safe in the knowledge that she looked like the rest of the herd! How she regretted that last visit to the salon!

Sheila Sheep stared aimlessly into the distance thinking of days gone by when she could hold her head up high, safe in the knowledge that she looked like the rest of the herd! How she regretted that last visit to the salon!

Siobhan Sheep rather liked her new look as she munched happily on some rather glorious green Irish grass!

Siobhan Sheep rather liked her new look as she munched happily on some rather glorious green Irish grass!

I think this qualifies as vivid!

That’s All!

See Ya xx

Weekly Photo Challenge: Express Yourself

"I am distrustful!" said Flannagan Flamingo

“I am distrustful of anyone!” said Flannagan Flamingo

"I am not pleased that you are photographing me!" said Woody Woodchuck Duck somewhat aggressively!

“I am not pleased that you are photographing me!” said Woody Woodchuck Duck somewhat aggressively!

"I feel rather shy today!" said Thomas Turkey!

“I feel rather shy today!” said Thomas Turkey!

"I express myself through my choice of earrings..I don't like to follow the herd!" said Eunice Ewe!

“I express myself through my choice of earrings..I don’t like to follow the herd!” said Eunice Ewe!

For more entries to this challenge visit here!

Weekly Photo Challenge: Twist 3

Now here’s a ‘Twist’ on your average holiday snaps!!

A cow on White Park Bay in Northern Ireland!

A cow on White Park Bay in Northern Ireland!

A herd of cows resting after feeding on the seaweed!!

A herd of cows resting after feeding on the seaweed!!

Um!!!!!!

Um!!!!!!

Pink sheep for the Giro d'Italia Northern Ireland

Pink sheep for the Giro d’Italia Northern Ireland

How could I miss a snap of some flies mating having sat upon some dung!

How could I miss a snap of some flies mating having sat upon some dung!

Sheep or lemmings?

Sheep or lemmings?

 

I think they're discussing their options!

I think they’re discussing their options!

Here’s where you see more entries for this!

That’s All!

See Ya xx

Thursday’s Special

Meet Eunice the Ewe

Who had nothing to do……

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Cos the traffic lights were always on red!

Cos the traffic lights were always on red!

 But then she saw

Lush green grass galore….

And walked off to fill her tummy instead!

And walked off to fill her tummy instead!

 

Here’s Maurice the Magpie

Whose feet were so cold….

What with aerials made of metal!

What with aerials made of metal!

He spotted a sheep

All fluffy and warm….

So he decided on her he would settle!

So he decided on her he would settle!

 

Here’s Erica Ewe

A gentle soul….

Who's lately been seeing a therapist!

Who’s lately been seeing a therapist!

Her problem you see

Oh fiddle dee dee!

Is she's become an escapologist!

Is she’s become an escapologist!

That’s All for Thursday’s Special!

Here’s the link to Paula for more Thursday’s Specials….

http://bopaula.wordpress.com/2013/11/20/thursdays-special-all-the-ducks-have-left/

See Ya xx

Feeling a Little Sheepish?

Well, I do have a soft spot for sheep…not sure why but I do! So here are a some Turkish sheep who are looking a bit thoughtful…unusual I thought!

Saban and Sadi (Pronounced Shaban and Shadi) couldn't help feeling a little deflated-things hadn't turned out for them as they had planned!

Saban and Sadi (Pronounced Shaban and Shadi) couldn’t help feeling a little deflated-things hadn’t turned out for them as they had planned!

Sadi had put all that make up round her eyes on hearing that Ramikan the Ram was in town.....

Sadi had put all that make up round her eyes on hearing that Ramikan the Ram was in town…..

And Saban, who was a little older than Sadi, knew it was her last chance for a little fun!

And Saban, who was a little older than Sadi, knew it was her last chance for a little fun! 

Unfortunately it turned out that Ramikan should have been called Ramikan’t when the whispers about his sexuality hit the headlines of the local Shepherd Times newspaper!!

At least they had each other and were united in their misery!

At least they had each other and were united in their misery!

 

That’s All!

See Ya xx

 

Travel Theme: Gaudy

This week’s travel theme is Gaudy and this fine idea belongs to Ailsa at

http://wheresmybackpack.com/2013/02/08/travel-theme-gaudy/

Whilst walking in some local woods I saw a very strange sight……

Surely these holly leaves are the wrong colour and perhaps a little gaudy?

Or have they been spray painted by some antisocial unpleasantry?

Or have they been spray painted by some antisocial unpleasantry?

 

Walking on a little further I think I found just who the antisocial unpleasantries were!

If you’re going to commit a crime, at least make sure no one can pin it on you (not really good advice I know), especially if there is evidence of it all over yourself!….

The gang of 4 quietly chewed the cud not realising that the spray paint had spilled out onto their fleeces! Sadly, as could be said to be proved in this case, sheep are thought to maybe be colour blind!

The gang of 4 quietly chewed the cud not realising that the spray paint had spilled out onto their fleeces! Sadly, as could be said to be proved in this case, sheep are thought to maybe be colour blind and so didn’t notice the pinkish hue on their backs!!

Where have they hidden the cans?

In the UK we have something called ASBOs which are ‘Antisocial Behaviour Orders’ which can prevent those with them from going to certain places or hopefully stop them from misbehaving.

This Badass group of sheep all have ASSBOs! ‘Anti-social Sheep Behaviour Order’.

I fear the next step may be prison!!

That’s All!

See Ya xx

Lucky Old Me and Thank You!

I have been generously nominated for the Liebster Award and here’s the link back to my kind nominator to whom I must apologise as I can’t find her name on her blog! However I do know she’s an aspiring writer, a wife, a mother and a grandmother 🙂

http://mauldinfamily1.wordpress.com/2013/02/10/liebster-award/

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But then, today (a few days after I started this post) I got a slightly different version of the Liebster Award….

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This one I got from my blogging buddy Sarah at:

http://sarahneeve.wordpress.com/2013/02/13/award-ketchup/

So I have decided to combine the two!

  •     Nominate 8 fellow bloggers-Yip yip yip
  •     Place the award on the post-Yip yip yip
  •     Mention the nominator and leave a link -Yip yip yip
  •     Answer 11 questions about yourself-Yip yip yip

Answer me do!

1. What is your favorite song?

‘Ghost’ by The Indigo Girls

2. What was the last thing you ate?

She loves a salad at lunchtime...perhaps a little cheese or ham with it, often followed by fruit!

She loves a salad at lunchtime…perhaps a little cheese or ham with it, often followed by fruit!

3. Do you prefer to read from an eReader or a paper copy?

Love ’em all…ipad, iphone, e-reader and books!

4. List your five favorite movies?

Oh blimey! Love all Lord of the Rings films and The Hobbit…rats…one short. Ah-Enid Blyton- Brer Rabbit stories (Do anythin’ to me but don’t throw me in the briar patch!)

"I gotta watch out for that Brer Fox...but he'll never find me up here!" said Brer Rabbit!

“I gotta watch out for that Brer Fox…but he’ll never find me up here!” said Brer Rabbit!

5. What writing project are you working on now?

How to get a better shot of this woodpecker…

"Neh doodle a doodle! Just keeping slightly out of range for her!" said naughty Woodruff Woodpecker!

“Neh doodle a doodle! Just keeping slightly out of range for her!” said naughty Woodruff Woodpecker!

….and this Kingfisher…

"I'm too fast for her!" laughed Kindle a little unkindly. Sadly beauty was only skin deep on this occasion!

“I’m too fast for her!” laughed Kindle a little unkindly. Sadly beauty was only skin deep on this occasion!

 

6. Are you allergic to anything?

My bare skin and grass do NOT mix!

My bare skin and grass do NOT mix!

 

7. Do you have any real life stories that start with, “This one time at camp…”

Yes yes I do but it was at college…..these are the elements involved

  • armed robber
  • dear friend
  • vicar
  • farm in Somerset
  • London flying squad dawn raid
  • throwing a bag with thousands of pounds onto next door student roof
  • Breaking in to aforementioned house

How about that then? No picture to go with that though!

 

8. How do you handle telemarketers?

Slightly flarey nostrilled….

"Ewe talking to me? Ewe talking to me? Nah, she's not in. Bye then...bye!"

“Ewe talking to me? Ewe talking to me? Nah, she’s not in. Bye then…bye!”

 

9. When was the last time you wrote someone a letter by hand and mailed it?

On Monday I wrote a Get Well card to my dear 85 year old neighbour which had this picture on it….

"I'm spinning around, nah nah nah nah nah...." sang Kylie Cyclamen!

“I’m spinning around, nah nah nah nah nah….” sang Kylie Cyclamen!

 

10. Besides writing, do you have any other artsy talents?

Play the piano, make cards, make alcohol from fruit!

11. What is your favorite joke?

One about a caterpillar who has a lisp (lithp!) with the punch line “I’ve been thick (sick!).”

And, of course sadly, any of my own!

"Can a man with a hatchet face cut up a side street?" thought Geraint Grebe idly, not really knowing what he was thinking about!He needed to be careful though because if he carried on saying things like that soemone may commit Grebious Bodily Harm against him!

“Can a man with a hatchet face cut up a side street?” said Geraint Grebe idly, not really knowing what he was talking about!
He needed to be careful though because if he carried on saying weird things like that someone may commit Grebious Bodily Harm against him!

These are my nominations:

http://crazytraintotinkytown.com   Love reading about her adventures in Turkey (and elsewhere)! 🙂

http://opallaontrails.wordpress.com      Lots of lovely and varied posts here 🙂

http://lyndamichele.wordpress.com    First saw a cardinal bird on this blog and have enjoyed lots of the photography and fun 🙂

http://dewetswild.com      Wonderful South African wildlife photography 🙂

http://ehkstream.org    Fabulous art and sculpture…so imaginative 🙂

http://rodposse.com   Really creative and interesting photos. Also runs a photography competition 🙂

http://s3city.com   Alex is from Moscow and takes fabulous photos 🙂

http://prideinphotos.com   Laurie writes lovely posts and great photos 🙂

Hope you like it!

That’s All! See Ya xx

That’s a Funny Name for a Chaffinch!

Today I’ve had one of those busy doing a lot sort of days but when you get to the end of it you wonder what you have done!

It snowed for most of the day and so it was hard to keep my lens dry and achieve good photos!

Anyway I thought I introduce Chertsey Chaffinch who I first met last week…

"Why is she calling me Chertsey...what a ridiculous name!" snapped Dave Chaffinch!

“Why is she calling me Chertsey…what a ridiculous name!” snapped Dave Chaffinch!

Then a little further along I saw some sheep on the other side of a stream….the one with the black face stared at me and then stamped her foot!! She seemed quite cross! Then she just appeared to decide to ignore my existence!

"I'd give her what for if she dared to come into this field!" Ewegenie siad bravely, all the while knowing that the woman with the camera would not cross the water anyway!

“I’d give her what for if she dared to come into this field!” Ewegenie said bravely, all the while knowing that the woman with the camera would not come across the water anyway!

 

I rather liked this fungi growing on a tree….

Fergie Fungus tried hard to smile...he just needed a few more weeks!

Fergie Fungus tried hard to smile…he just needed a few more weeks!

 

Up and under!

"Oooh! Cheeky!" said Fergie when he realised where that woman had put her camera!

“Oooh! Cheeky!” said Fergie when he realised where that woman had put her camera!

Anyone for a knobbly knees competition?

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Ok then, here’s one snowy picture….

I just liked this one!Don't know why!

I just liked this one!
Don’t know why!

I may have had a funny old day but I’m always glad to post my blog 🙂

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