Saturday, 16 July 2016
July 2016 // Days 190 - 196
Whenever you see this view you know it's either because it was a crazy looking sky or it got to bedtime and I didn't have a photo for that day yet. I'll let you decide which this is.
I love watching the Goosanders in the river, though from the bridge they are usually too far away to get a nice photo, even with the long lens. So this morning when I went to photograph the Canada Geese while waiting on Mam I was happy to spot them closer to the edge of the river and I got this shot :)
That's another Race for Life complete! This year was our 6th year in a row doing it and after doing my 30mile walk recently, 3.1 mile is literally nothing. However, I do have arthritis, as does Mam so we just took this as a slow walk and had quite a bit of pain to push through. 51 minutes was our overall time which is cool, though the time really doesn't matter.
With it being a Monday (and I was hoping for overcast weather) I thought that it'd mean the town would be quite and we'd be able to walk Charles in peace. Nope. It's like blinkin' Crufts every day of the week and, unfortunately for us, it was a beautiful day with only a couple passing showers. We still managed to have a relatively stress-free walk, Baker got to play with his frisbee and I got a couple updated photos of him for an upcoming blog post. He's so beautiful.
So, yeah, I did say on Saturday the 11th of May that I'd received my last ever Disney Movie Reward. And yes, that is another DMR popping through my door! Long story short I ended up having enough points in 2nd hand DVDs I'd bought to get one last one before it shuts down. This really is the last one!
This is a bittersweet photo in many ways. I am terrified of butterflies and moth, but I saw this guy in Baker's swimming pool and wanted to fish him out in case he was still alive. It turned out he was and I set him out in a plant pot to chill for a bit. His wings started flapping and looking a lot perkier so I went to fetch some sugar water to give him the extra energy for flying away. Next minute I look out the window and a Sparrow had him in it's mouth :(
Poor thing. I tried...
So what if it's another river photo, this young Pink Footed Goose (I am aware it's feet look orange and therefore could be misconstrued as a Bean Goose, but with the pink band on it's beak I'm gonna say it's a Pink Footed) having breakfast, was too pretty not to make today's photo.