Poland ~April 2017~ Beaver Dam & stuff.

After our walk in Big Wood, Eddy took us out in his trusty van to the shop for some bits and bobs, and just down the road was a nest on top of a telephone post, home to a pair of storks

on the way back to the house we stopped to visit the Beaver Dam which was quite amazing to me as I’d never seen one before. They’d diverted a little stream that runs along the side of the road and made a huge pond

You can see the damage they are doing to the trees

There were some pretty yellow wild flowers so I asked Malina to pose for some pictures

and Eddy too 🙂

Then we went home and had a magnificent Sunday dinner thanks to Eddy and Gosia’s cookery skills, the leg of lamb was gorgeous!

Just a couple more of Malina, Eddy and Gosia

That’s more or less the end of our stay at Eddy’s. The next day we were up and out at 9am, as Eddy took us to Auschwitz from where we would get a bus to the airport and fly home after seeing it, so that’s the last picture from Eddy’s house.  I will of course be doing a report on Auschwitz at some point, but am going to include here a couple of pictures I took from the van window on our journey there (a 2 hour drive, 4hrs for Eddy of course) as they don’t belong in that post.

We had such a fantastic time and seemed to do a lot for a 3 day visit! Thanks to Eddy & Gosia for their unfailing hospitality, we can’t wait to go back and visit our friends.

So stay tooned!

 

 

 

Days 192 & 193

It was so late, gone 11pm when I got yesterdays shot, as it didn’t get dark until then! So didn’t have time to process it or get it posted, so I’m piggy~backing it on to todays post.

But first! It must be all of 2 days since the cat got in the picture, so a couple of Skye being cute.

Phil and I have our ‘play’ rooms upstairs, and he does his modelling in one, and I do my photo processing in the other. But Skye gets bored being on her own and wants to play, so sits at the bottom of the stairs and really shouts up at us until we can no longer ignore her.

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Then when I go to see her she’ll do something cute

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and everything stops until she has a play, Phil throws her special mouse around the house and she chases after it. Then she gets tired, has a kip for an hour, he gets more modelling done, and then it starts all over again 🙂

My long suffering hubby has been my muse for last night and tonight’s shots. The weather is no good for sunny shadows, so streetlight and lamplight have been employed.

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Day 192

 

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Day 193

I am so lucky to have a helpful hubby for my photography!

Day 167~366

I’ve been finding this reflection month not very inspirational 😦 I miss the tree! 🙂 Everyone and his dog has done eyes, puddles, ponds & mountains in lakes, hell, even I’ve done all those before! Even the induction hob has been employed several times in the past. So I’ve been feeling quite blurkpft about the whole thing.  (Blurkpft is a word, those of you have felt it, will recognise it).  So tonight I thought to myself, stop dripping around half arsedly looking for shiny things to put on stuff, and do something different. So I got Phil to get my old mirror tiles out of the loft, cleaned them up and started playing with them, and when Phil came downstairs to get something inveigled him into being the reflection.  I really like it, Phil’s face is inscrutable as I look at it, and I wonder what anyone who doesn’t know him would think about the shot.  (Actually he just wanted to get back to his modelling, but you get the drift 🙂 ).

Haha I’ve just bigged that well up, but it is nice to be really happy with a shot! 🙂

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My hubby is AWESOME 🙂 ❤

Day 115~366

Busy day today, had a visit from Cal & Liddy 🙂

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and had to go to the supermarket where I bought some measuring spoons.

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and my shot for today

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now got to get sorted ready for work tomorrow~ this weeks is not looking good, lots and lots of long journeys, which I’m heartily fed up of. Never mind, got to suck it up. For now. 🙂

 

Day 24~366 & Liddy

We had our little Liddy for a sleepover last night, first time with her. It didn’t go quite to plan, and we didn’t get much sleep, but we all survived and I got some smiley faces from her to photograph this morning 🙂 She is the spitting image of her brother Cal, who regular readers have seen on this blog many times. First though, my 24th still life shot..

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and the beautiful Liddy..

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My Boys

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Had a lovely few days off with my son Ben and grandson Lewis, took lots of pictures which I’ll get round to sorting one day, but for now am back to work full on. Thought I’d post this though, and also have been revamping my smugmug photo site as they’ve modernised and changed things up a bit, thankfully not like flickr, which I’ve more or less left!  Anyway, anyone who is interested can visit the link under the ‘website’ heading in the menu.