Monthly Archives: April 2014

Weekly Photo Challenge: Letters – 4

Scrabble has to be the most famous game of letters. This is my fourth submission to the Weekly Photo Challenge

20140427-083059.jpgAny ideas what 7 letter word you can make from this selection of letters?

Weekly Photo Challenge: Letters – 3

This is my third submission to the Weekly Photo Challenge: Letters.

Waddeston (139)

Taken at Waddeston Manor in September 2012.

 

Other submissions are  here

Familiar yet Unknown

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Every day I see her. Depending on which time my car reaches Long Crendon, depends on where along the road she is.

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Letters – 2

My second submission to the Weekly Photo Challenge .

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M&M or maybe T&T?
It’s time for a Saturday morning ‘cuppa’. 🙂

Weekly Photo Challenge: Letters

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This signpost at the start of a wonderful summers walk through a lovely part of the Lake District (Etterdale) in August 2013. This is my first entry into the Weekly Photo Challenge  on the theme of Letters

Spain 2000

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As part of an aim to blog earlier travels before leaving for Tanzania, the Spain (Torremolinos) Page is now live with content.

Follow the link to see much more detail and more pictures. 😀

Hol 2000 - SPAIN (9a) Hol 2000 - SPAIN (4b) Hol 2000 - SPAIN (30a) Hol 2000 - SPAIN (21d) Hol 2000 - SPAIN (27a) Hol 2000 - SPAIN (31d) Hol 2000 - SPAIN (33c) Hol 2000 - SPAIN (17)d

5 fascinating facts about the giraffe!

Fascinating indeed!

Vacation 2 Africa

Giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis)

This towering tree-muncher occurs across subSaharan Africa in nine different subspecies. These are distinguished from one another by their different patterns of blotches, but all share the extraordinarily long neck – of course –and many other peculiarities besides.

  1. The giraffe has the largest heart of any land mammal, weighing more than 11kg. It needs this massive organ in order to generate enough pressure for pumping blood around the extremities of its enormous body.
  2. The skin of a giraffe’s lower legs is extremely tight and acts like support stockings, restricting the circulation to reduce pressure on the blood vessels of the lower legs.
  3. A giraffe’s horns are known as ossicones and are fused to the skull. Mature male giraffes can be distinguished from young males and females because their ossicones are rubbed smooth by fighting.
  4. Male giraffes fight for dominance by swinging their heads and necks…

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