Stockton on Tees~ Butterfly House ~ Part 2

I thought I’d just do one more post from the Butterfly House before we move back into History and visit Raby Castle. Part 1 HERE I don’t know what make this little bird is, but he was flying about inside the butterfly house.   As well as butterflies, there’s a separate section for Meerkats and reptiles.       There are some lovely ponds and details   but I love the flowers and butterflies the best                 I think that gives you an idea of how lovely it is to spend time in…

The Swiss Gardens ~ July 2017 ~ part 4

Part 1.    Part 2.   Part 3. The Swiss Gardens are also home to 3 peacocks, I couldn’t help taking more shots than necessary, but they are such beauties he’s in here somewhere they were moulting, so I got a couple of feathers Helen found on the ground. We had a wander around the woodlands surrounding the lake, and came across some wood carvings the little house was about knee height Next time we’ll be back in the main grounds seeing more little buildings and follies, so stay tooned!    

Day 308~366

Firstly, I’m going back to the old theme, the photo’s come out too small in the other one! Today was a rainy day so didn’t venture out too far, got my teeth polished at the dentist 😁 and went to blow up my car tyres, 9psi isn’t all that good to drive about on! Skye has been very clingy today, and Phil said this morning she was curled up on top of the microwave and wouldn’t eat her breakfast, he was thinking it might be the endgame. She perked up later on but all day she has been shadowing me and wanting…

Day 127~366

No blue sky today, apparently we’re having ‘hazy sunshine’. Hmmm. No matter, off I went to The Tree with a certain shot in mind, but when I got there I found this chap asleep in the branches. He woke up when I started shooting, but he kindly stayed put and let me photograph him.  We had a chat and that was it, off home I went, job done for today. 🙂

The Sunday Fraggle report..

Firstly, for the second week I have a photo left behind from the previous week. I hope this is not the beginning of  mental decline, but much previous similar experiences tell me it probably is. I forget loads of stuff. I console myself with the fact that my lovely hubby is as bad if not slightly worse than me :). And what is this wonderful photo you forgot to post I hear you cry… well there you have it. A masterpiece no less. Taken with my Iphone 5 and the hipstamatic app. Don’t ask why. So on to this past…

80/365

  so me and Ben are sitting having lunch in Morrisons car park, Darlington, as you do, and there’s a snow storm around us, (that’s a bit of an exzag), a heavy snow flurry really, and there’s these twiggy trees and bushes and a gollumping red breasted bird of some description chivvying about in the middle of them. Got out of the car to get closer and take a shot, but he retreated when he heard the car’s “you’ve opened the bloody door!’ alarm. It wasn’t the best idea anyway because of the snow and the cold. Got back in…