Tuesday, 27 June 2017

June 2017 // Days 169 - 175

June 18th. Day 169.
There is like a sea of purple in my parents garden! The bees love it.

June 19th. Day 170.
It's that sky shot again...meaning I didn't get the chance to take any other photos!

June 20th. Day 171.
A great example of nature taking over man made structures.

June 21th. Day 172.
Another day of failing to get a nice photo on my way to or from my jobs. This is in my 'garden'.

June 22nd. Day 173.
I've really been wanting to capture the majority of the species of birds we get here, during these 30 days wild, and a Collared Dove was on the cards the past couple days so I was pretty happy snapping this guy as I walked home from job #1.
However, on the way home from job #2 I ended up on a mini 'rescue' mission of sorts when I had to help this gorgeous 2ish week old abandoned Herring Gull.

June 23rd. Day 174.
I got such a cute posy photo of this guy back on Thursday of last week but ended up using the one of the Canada Geese instead as you never know how often they are gonna pop by. So I was super glad to see our (what I assume is just a very white) Greylag Goose had graced us with it's presence again today. Even if it did spend the whole time I was there preening.

June 24th. Day 175.
Jake and I had a day in Edinburgh together today. That doesn't happen often. It was a little disappointing that we ended up with rubbish weather as we'd planned to enjoy the gardens a little more than we managed to. I did get to snap a Treecreeper though! Cute!

Tuesday, 20 June 2017

June 2017 // Days 162 - 168

June 11th. Day 162.
Weeds are pretty flowers too.

June 12th. Day 163.
Well I thought the light shining through the 'windmills' that I used to play with as a kid would make a pretty photo for today...but then on the way home from job #2 the 3 young otters showed face again. I am beyond lucky to get to experience magical moments like seeing young otters in the wild right by where I live <3

June 13th. Day 164.
I caught another creature on camera that I've been trying to for a while - a stunning little Dunnock!

June 14th. Day 165.
Diving Cormorants forever making me look twice in case it's actually an otter! Lovely birds to watch on their own though.

June 15th. Day 166.
I love when the flocks or Canada Geese (or occasionally the Pink Footed Geese) stop by. Look how majestic this show off looks after his preening sesh.

June 16th. Day 167.
!! ATTENTION !! Adorable male Blackbird holding a tiny flower!!!! Cuteness overload!

June 17th. Day 168.
Mama gull feeding baby seagulls while daddy gull sleeps and the fake plastic owl that is meant to scare them off, looks on in despair ha.

Tuesday, 13 June 2017

June 2017 // Days 155 - 161

June 4th. Day 155.
Spent ages trying to get just one shot of the swifts who are nesting on a house near my parents.

June 5th. Day 156.
Mizzely day = not much around to photograph on the way home from work.

June 6th. Day 157.
Another rainy day brought lots of these canny guys to our garden <3

June 7th. Day 158.
You have no idea how excited I was to see this beauty!!! I spotted her a week or two ago but didn't have my camera and have kept my eye out everytime I pass this spot. She was there today and sat posing for a good little while. Thank you Mrs Thrush!!

June 8th. Day 159.
Guess what the weather was again today? I didn't even get completely soaked on the way to work or anything.

June 9th. Day 160.
It's been a while since we've had a Mallard Thursday! Well this week it's on a Friday...

June 10th. Day 161.
Posing pal at 6am, looking a lot better than I do at that time!

Tuesday, 6 June 2017

June 2017 // Days 148 - 154

May 28th. Day 148.
Sums up the recent weather. Glorious...with a looming storm ready to drop at any moment.

May 29th. Day 149.
One of those 'had nothing to photograph' days.
May 30th. Day 150.
Bloomin beautiful sights while walking home from work.

May 31st. Day 151.
I was lucky enough to get to see three young otters playing in the river as I walked home from job #1 this morning. Typically, I didn't have my camera. All I was able yo photograph walking home from job #2 was a Heron a little too far away for my lens...

June 1st. Day 152.
Bunny bum biscuit!

June 2nd. Day 153.
Handsome couple wondering what the giant clicking thing I was pointing at them was.

June 3rd. Day 154.
Attempting to make every photo (minus #1) in June an outdoor shot in honor of 30 Days Wild. It was a gloomy, light rain, sun behind the clouds kind of day but this bee was still working hard in my back 'garden'.

Tuesday, 30 May 2017

May 2017 // Days 141 - 147

May 21st. Day 141.
Back at it again with the poorly-ness!

May 22nd. Day 142.
You have NO idea!!! <3

May 23rd. Day 143.
I went to the doctors this morning as the pharmacist thought I may have a chest infection. Thankfully I haven't and this evening I started feeling a bit better too.
As well as that, after work this afternoon I stopped for 15mins or so to sit with the swans. The water was so clear and I watch them having lunch!

May 24th. Day 144.
There is a small memorial garden I pass every day and there has been a 'family' of young Blackbirds hanging around in there recently. Today I managed to catch this beautiful lady while she was lapping up the morning rays!

May 25th. Day 145.
I can't remember if I mentioned it last week, but I was lucky enough to see an insane chase between a Salmon and a Seal on my way home from work. Typically, I didn't have my camera that day...so now I've been bringing my camera with me most days just in case! I haven't seen anything it again of course but today I did snap this lovely Cormorant taking off!

May 26th. Day 146.
More books. Yes, I do judge a book by it's cover haha. How couldn't you when they are this pretty?! I have had them on my to-buy list for a while to be fair... and they were my new job treat.

May 27th. Day 147.
I FINALLY got to see it. Knowing it's been out 2 days before this annoyed me, but what can you do when your nearest cinema is over 60miles away and you work? You have to wait until Saturdays to travel to a cinema obviously. Review over on my main blog - check it out here.

Tuesday, 23 May 2017

May 2017 // Days 134 - 140

May 14th. Day 134.
Don't you reckon this looks like a painting?

 May 15th. Day 135.
The first day at my new job today. I knew it'd be a busy day and didn't think I'd have much time for photo taking so took my camera to my 1st job in the morning. Loved how this Eider posed for me!

May 16th. Day 136.
Have you ever seen a more beautiful face? This boy has been SO insanely good while we settle into our new routine of Mammy having 2 jobs. He got that super cool dino toy as a little reward.

May 17th. Day 137.
You'd never know that this was pretty much in the centre of town. I walked through this way on my journey home from job #2 today.

May 18th. Day 138.
Morning sun shining through the leaves <3 You'd think it was Autumn with those colours!

May 19th. Day 139.
This little treasure arrived today after I ordered it on a whim a few days ago...

May 20th. Day 140.
You have no idea the hassle I have had with this stupid app recently. :/ I usually use Google Books for any ebooks I do read (rare) but this book was only available on Amazon and now I can't even read it! :(

Tuesday, 16 May 2017

May 2017 // Days 127 - 133

May 7th. Day 127.
Photographing a couple of my May 2017 DLP trip purchases.

May 8th. Day 128.
This has been my life since I got back from Disney, but today was extra nasty.

May 9th. Day 129.
I really enjoyed saying hi to two gorgeous wrens on my way home from work this morning! They are such flighty birds that I daren't get any closer for photos but was lucky to even get this!

May 10th. Day 130.
I really wasn't expecting this to happen so soon again. I have been pretty ill and busy too though... :/

May 11th. Day 131.
I almost never paint my nails. Well, technically, I only paint them when I go to Disney. This was my special silver for the 25th anniversary but I loved it so much that I re-did it today after it had chipped.
It's Barry M Molten Metal in Holographic Lights.

May 12th. Day 132.
I got a 2nd job today. This is my 'yay' gift. I've eyed it for a long time in Asda but couldn't justify £12 for anything, let alone a vase. Today I spotted it for £5 all because one of the poor bees had lost a wing. Long story short, I actually love broken things and it made me want it more. I feel sorry for broken things because no one else wants them and I don't want anything to feel unwanted...even though it's an inanimate object.

May 13th. Day 133.
I only just realized when putting this post together that I followed up a photo of a bee vase...with a real bee! haha Baker and I were at my Mam and Dads today and we love playing in the garden. Especially when there are lots of bees and birds around.