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#SundayStills ~ Celebrating the Joy of Pets #Animals #Pets #Dogs

Welcome to the Sunday Stills feature created and hosted by Terri Webster Schrandt You can find Terri’s post here.

I’m not sure if it’s National Pet Parents Day in Britain but we don’t need an excuse to celebrate pets. I was never allowed a dog growing up so the first thing I did when I married and had a house of my own was (you guessedit!) get a dog. I can’t find the one photo of my first German Shepherd but it was 1981 when we got her. When we lost her, I found Meg.

The worst thing about having animals is when you lose them and although you never forget them I don’t like being being without one.

Jenna came next. This was the day I took her home. Look at those little pink pads

She loved playing in the snow

Now we have Finn, a rescue Lurcher/Saluki. He’s quite young in these photos but has always been a real couch potato, he loves relaxing and sleeping, although he is getting on a bit now so we indulge him 😉

He doesn’t balance plant pots on his head any more either!

Cee's FOTD Challenge · Flower · Nature · Photo Challenge · Photography

Cee’s Flower of the Day Photo Challenge #FOTD ~ Wild Marigold #Flower #Nature #Photography

The flower of the day today, 25th April, is Wild Marigold. It was already established in the garden when we moved in and I always look forward to the plant coming into flower.

Close up of a wild marigold

You can see Cee’s choice here.

Birds · Birds · Dunnock · Nature · Photography · Raven · Wildlife · Wren

From My Window #Photography #Birds #Nature

I haven’t seen a wren for such a long time, it was a treat to see this one collecting nesting material.

wren collecting nesting material

This dunnock framed himself perfectly in the lattice fencing

Dunnock on fencing

I know there’s something down there!

Dunnock digging for insects or worms

Going for the above ground option

I cheated for this one and stepped outside. The raven is still hanging around the rooftops.

Raven on the rooftop
Dogs · fpj-photo-challenge · Pets · Photo Challenge · Photography

Tuesday Photo Challenge ~ #Animals #Pets #Dogs

I’m joining in with the photo challenge over on Dutch Goes The Photo

The subject is animals and how they can be a source of comfort in all sorts of ways. Perhaps particularly now.

This is my dog, Finn. He a Lurcher/Saluki and we’ve had him since he was about 5 or 6 months old. He’s a rescue from LurcherSOS.

He’s a lovely boy, getting on a bit now, just turned 10 years old so not as sprightly as he was but still enjoys his walks and a run on the beach.

You can check out more posts here.

Butterfly · Nature · Photography

Garden Visitor…First Butterfly of the Summer #Nature #Photography #Butterfly

This tiny, pretty little butterfly was fluttering around the garden as I sat in the sunshine. Too quick for me to get close with the macro lens so I stayed at a short distance and clicked as soon as it landed. I’m grateful to have outdoor space to enjoy in these uncertain times.

Small blue butterfly on green leaves
Cee's FOTD Challenge · Flower · Nature · Photography

Cee’s Flower of the Day Photo Challenge #FOTD ~ Alstroemeria #Flower #Nature #Photography #alstroemeria

The alstroemeria, or Peruvian Lily as it’s more commonly known, is one of my favourite flowers. Lovely bright pop of colour.

Lovely colourful alstroemeria

You can check out Cee’s choice here.