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Thursday, 25 April 2013


115 by Sonriendo
115, a photo by Sonriendo on Flickr.

Today :D Feel free to gloat ;)


114 by Sonriendo
114, a photo by Sonriendo on Flickr.

I've got a bit of a flower bed in the middle of the garden with cacti planted some are bog ugly - but I'm scared to dig the nasty prickly things out and some are OKish but when they bloom I realise they ought to stay :)


113 by Sonriendo
113, a photo by Sonriendo on Flickr.

Panorama from the steps down into my field. I took this so that I could label it up and show the twitchers where the bee eaters are in relation to every thing else. Intending to take a photo of what looked like it was going to be a glorious sunset for my 365. But I had a "bit of a turn" :lol: and woke up at about 11.30 :shrug So, you'll have to make do with this ;)

Tuesday, 23 April 2013


112 by Sonriendo
112, a photo by Sonriendo on Flickr.

So, last night I was watching the bee eaters from my kitchen window, swooping about over my field, when suddenly I saw one go down on to the bank between my field and my neighbours. Carried on watcing it and didn't see it come up again.

A quick google and they live in burrows :D So, this morning I took a short stroll and look what I've got :D

Am now completely worried that I'm turning into a "twitcher" and have developed a very unhealthy interest in camoflauge netting :D

Saturday, 20 April 2013

110 Better Bee Eater

110 by Sonriendo
110, a photo by Sonriendo on Flickr.
Well, I'm getting there with the Bee Eaters :)

Short of actually building some sort of hide and camping out for hours on end with the camera on a tripod, I really don't think that I'm going to be able to get much better than this - unless it's by pure luck of course :)


109 by Sonriendo

109, a photo by Sonriendo on Flickr.
Yesterday's offering, which I was unable to upload yesterday as I went out for dinner straight after work :) Just an odd bit of junk hanging in a dead apricot tree :lol:

The apricot tree got a good pruning one year, resprouted and then just died, I've left if planted there as my intention was to buy some sort of climbing plant to climb up it - must put that on my shopping list. The pulley wheel? Well, it needs to live somewhere :D

Friday, 19 April 2013

105 - 108

I have a list of photos that I want to take for my 365 and having seen a pencil shot using red, orange and yello, I knew I wanted to try one using green, blue and purple.  I used a flash for this shot, but as I had it bouncing off my yellow walls, it's turned the paper a creamy colour.  Still quite pleased with it although the very left hand pencil just being off square is a little annoying.

As you can see, small dog is still with us, I took this just as a comparison, so that you can see just how teeny tiny she is.  

Once she has mastered the art of opening beer cans, I'll teach her how to use a corkscrew and maybe even how to iron ;)

Whilst the girlies are with their dad, I've been attempting to do some gardening.  I'm finding it tough going though - it's so much easier if you've someone to help you - not that they're much help, but you know what I mean.  The bouganvilla that got a quick trimming.

I bought some Pelargoniums the other day - finaly got them repotted - I rather like these as they can miss a day or two's watering in the summer and not suffer too much - and are so bright and cheerfull.

As an added bonus, you also get this feeble excuse for a photograph, actually in small like this it doesn't look too bad.  The Bee Eaters have arrived and this one was halfway down the field.  Typically, I had one not 20 meters away from me when I didn't have my camera in my hand, by the time I had returned with it, it had gone.  Will this be the year that I finally get a shot of a Bee Eater?