Sunday, 5 July 2015

A Holiday Collection ...

I have had time to go through all the holiday photographs now and have picked out a few of my favourites to show you - then I promise I won't bore you any more!


For some reason these two people looking through binoculars in different directions tickled my funny bone.


As we were walking through a farmyard this little pig popped his head up to see what was going on - love those big pointy ears.


I swear I thought I saw Ratty and Mole from Wind in the Willows meandering down river in their little rowing boat - a perfect place to dangle your toes in the water.


Two little field mice in captivity, the look on the face on the one on the left is just so darn cute.


This handsome fellow was a perfect poser with his unswerving gaze.


Happy to see a beautiful butterfly on some privet as there don't seem to be many about this year.


And finally a willow warbler or maybe a sedge warbler, not sure, clinging bravely on to a reed as the wind tried to shake him off.

Okay, that's it - no more holiday snaps I promise.  Hope you enjoyed this little collection. 

Elaine



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  1. Such lovely pictures, the pig is so very cute!

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    1. Thanks Sarah - he just popped up - gave a few snorts then disappeared again - it was a lucky shot.

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  2. Oh please more holiday pictures! I chuckled at that first photo, imagining them not knowing that each other was there, and turning around to face each other smucking their binoculars together. Oh dear! And then the pig really had me going...what a funny shot. Lovely to imagine Ratty and Mole enjoying the river. Those two mice are really funny, and then the gaze of those rectangular eyes sobered me right up! The butterfly and bird photos are a gentle way of finishing off. Thanks for sharing such enjoyable peeks at your holiday :)

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    1. Glad you enjoyed the photo selection Glo - I took so many pictures - it was hard to choose.

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  3. In the first one they were probably given strict instructions 'Don't Lose The Children'. I think I saw some similar sheep to your black one on Countryfile last night. We were both saying how beautiful they were.

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    1. They were actually bird watching but I think I prefer your version. We saw the sheep on a wild flower reserve not sure what breed they are.

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  4. Love the pictures Elaine! Please post more!! Fiona x

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    1. Thanks Fiona - I'll think about it.

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  5. I love them all.......
    Piggy and harvest mouse are just too sweet.
    BUT for me the water scene stole the show............I could sit there forever and a day :)

    Butterflies are in short supply this year, making each sighting very precious.

    Thanks for sharing Elaine.

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    1. Glad you enjoyed the pics - we took almost 300 between us - talk about snap happy.

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  6. A gorgeous selection of animal shots and humans too - love the pig and that 'don't mess with me' look on Mr. Sheep.

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    1. Thanks Rosemary - it's fun when you get back home loading them up - you can never quite remember what you have taken - as it turns out, far too many.

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  7. Frankly, Elaine, I would love to see more holiday photos. My fav: the pig. The ram looke a bit scary, a bit agressive. I have been enjoying your pins, too. So back to normal, back to the garden for you. Enjoy.

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    1. Maybe I will post a few more - we'll see. Glad you're enjoying the 'pins' too - I haven't been on Pinterest just lately but I do enjoy a bit of 'pinning'. Yes, it's back to normal in the garden for me.

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  8. I'm certainly not bored yet Elaine so do share more. I love that little piggy - what glorious ears!

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    1. It was a happy coincidence that he showed his face as we were passing - he was just being nosey I think. I tried to get a photo of a mother hen and her chicks but they were too quick and disappeared into the undergrowth before I had a chance.

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  9. A great selection Elaine. Yes, the pig is precious. The mice, less so. But perhaps I am biased!

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    1. Thanks Jessica. I can understand your reluctance about the mice - but these were kept in tanks and were great fun to watch scuttling about.

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  10. What a lovely selection of photos - the pig is cute and so are the mice. Love the first photo, you can let your imagination run with wondering what they were doing:)

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    1. Thanks Rosie - I do enjoy taking 'off-beat' photos and always have my trigger finger ready for an unusual shot.

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  11. Really enjoyable pictures, I especially like the third one of the river. Flighty xx

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    1. Thanks Flighty - we have seen brown trout swimming upstream when we have visited it before - I could watch water for hours.

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  12. You have some brilliant photographs there Elaine …… it's so difficult to get really good animal shots but yours are great.
    My favourite is definitely the pig …… that was so clever to have captured that moment. XXXX

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    1. Thanks Jackie - my husband tried to get a picture of the pig but his camera is more technical than mine - by the time he had it all adjusted the pig had gone.

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  13. You were very lucky to see and capture a warbler. I hear them in the reeds but never see them. Lovely holiday pics.

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    1. Thanks Lucille. Yes, I agree very hard to get shots of them - we struck lucky.

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  14. Do you ever come into Norwich, or towns anywhere!?

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    1. We did venture to Norwich once to visit the castle when it rained - but usually we stick to the coast.

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  15. So enjoyed these and would willingly look at more! Thanks for sharing Elaine.

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  16. These are beautiful! The light and color in them is just so golden. The pic of the river is just incredible as is the last one.

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  17. I just love the shot of the pig looking over it's wall, would be quite happy to have this on my wall, very Charlotte's web, love the sheep photo too.
    Amanda xx

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    1. Everyone seems to love the pig - me too.

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  18. Each photo is magical and seems to tell a story. Love the pig!

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  19. Lovely selection of photo's. I particularly like the pig and also the river ... the reflections in the water so peaceful.

    All the best Jan

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  21. Adored viewing the animal pictures in particular. That little piggy is adorable to say nothing of the two little mice and that handsome ram.

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  22. Hello. Really delightful photos indeed!

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    1. Thank you - and thanks for visiting and leaving a comment.

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  23. The binoculars pic amused me too - it looks like a stand off - they're both waiting for someone to say '...Draw !'

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  24. Awwwwww.....I LOVED this! The first pic had me smiling too....how odd!
    Your pics of all the critters are just what I need, my tired old eyes feel refreshed! The mice are just GORGEOUS! And as for that peeking pig.....you should post some more, just for me!!!! Fabulous post!xxx

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    1. I'll see if I can fish out some more - just for you.

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  25. Great collection Elaine, especially the animals are a delight to see. It is so difficult to photograph sedge warblers, I hear and see them often but never got good photos. The ram's face is beautiful, the mice so funny, but most pretty picture for me is the little pig.

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    1. It is the same with all birds - you can hear them but so often it is hard to see where they are.

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  26. Oh Elaine - I am so glad you shared these holiday pictures. The pig popping up was just over the top!! Loved the mice too and such beautiful snap shots of everything. I had to smile too at the two people with the binoculars. Wonder if at some point they turned full circle and saw each other - how shocking! Have a great week and once again thanks for sharing.

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    1. The two people were birdwatching - not sure what they were both looking at or looking for though - the pictures prove that having your camera handy at all times is a good thing!

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  27. When holiday 'snaps' are this good there's really no need to apologise for sharing them! I've noticed a shortage of butterflies too. I'm hoping the late spring is responsible and they're just later to appear than normal.

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    1. Thanks Annie. I haven't seen any ladybirds this year either - some years are like that aren't they - swallows and house martins seem to be in short supply too.

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  28. That's a wonderful collection that made me smile especially the pig! What a shame you didn't have more! Sarah x

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    1. Thanks Sarah - yes, the pig was a cutie shame he didn't stick around a bit longer.

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  29. A lovely selection - I think my favourite is the ram - a beautiful devilish look!
    But I like them all, really.
    All the best :)

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    1. He was very handsome - it was the disdainful stare that I found fascinating - as though he was used to being photographed.

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