Animals · Butterfly · Flower · Nature · Photography · Silent Sunday

#SilentSunday ~ Peacock #Butterfly enjoying Buddleia Flowers #Nature #Photography #Floral

Peacock butterfly on buddleia flowers
Animals · Photo Challenge · Sunday Stills

#SundayStills ~ All Things Wild and Weird #Photography

Welcome to the Sunday Stills feature created and hosted by Terri Webster Schrandt at Second Wind Leisure Perspectives

This week’s theme is Wild and Weird

This unusual lighthouse is know as The Lighthouse on Legs for obvious reasons. It’s situated on the beach at Burnham on Sea on the Bristol Channel and was built in 1832 and is Grade II Heritage listed and as far as I know, still active.

I wonder how long this passenger has been waiting for the driver!

Although these are technically wild Welsh ponies, they’re used to people as long as they don’t get too close.

This exotic looking bird was on display in Cragside, a Victorian Manor House, when we visited last year. Could be a lesser bird of paradise. 

Time to exercise the pony…

The smallest house in Great Britain is just 122 inches high and 72 inches wide and occupies a tiny space on Conwy quay. It was lived in by a local fisherman, who was 6 foot 3inches in height, until 1900. I hope he didn’t try to navigate the tiny doorway after a few pints in the pub. The house had just enough space for a single bed, fireplace and coal bunker and apparently an elderly couple lived there before the fisherman.

Animals · Coast · Dogs · Flower · Landscape · Nature · Photography

This Morning’s Walk #Nature #Horses #Donkeys #Flowers #Photography

I decided on the circular route this morning, taking us down the path away from the coast

The hawthorn hedges were a picture, full of buds and flowers

The path leads us onto a quiet back road, up a hill and past a paddock with horses

Animals · Dogs · Pets · Photo Challenge · Sunday Stills

#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!