Posted in response to the Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge. This week’s theme ‘Twisted’

This determined little chap had to really contort to get at the bird’s peanuts!¬† I admire his fortitude, but he is a bloomin’ little nuisance.. keeps busting the feeder. D’oh!¬† He seems quite pleased with himself though ūüôā


Lucky Little Lady!

I’m not in the habit of entering competitions, from past experience it’s a recipe for disappointment for me.¬† However, this weekend I was encouraged to enter a photograph in the ‘nature and wildlife’ category at the¬†local village flower and produce¬†show (mostly because I wasn’t up to entering a painting and the rest of my art group were tsk…).¬† Anyhoo…¬†hey… whatdayaknow… I won! Not exactly international success or fame and fortune I know, but nonetheless, I was quite chuffed, and got a certificate and everything!! So here she is, the lucky little¬†lady:



Why so glum?


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Just a quick ‘hello’ from one of my gorgeous goldfish, who despite the chilly weather are still up and about and enjoying this morning’s sunshine. ¬†They seem to think I should be feeding them, though you are really not supposed to when the temperature is less than 10 degrees, which it most definitely is now. ¬†I do usually keep some ‘winter’ food for days like this, but sadly I’ve run out, so they’ll just have to forage, perhaps that’s why he’s looking so glum!

By the way, no one can convince me that my fish don’t know me. ¬†They always come to the surface when I go out in the garden, and congregate around the area where I usually feed them. ¬†They are tame, and in the summer, I’ll sit for hours while they feed from my hand and swim around my feet – yep, I paddle in the pond even when it’s at it’s murky worst. I love them all, but now we have over 60 of them it’s sometimes hard to remember all their names!!

Have a lovely day all x