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Saturday Morning Ritual

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Most Saturday mornings I like to sit out on the Verandah and watch the garden. The weather is always warm – usually sunny and the bird life is amazing. Everyone else is asleep so it’s my time away from the hustle and bustle of weekly life. It’s become a routine and a great way to start the day. A cafetière of fresh ground coffee or hibiscus tea have become the drinks of choice. The camera is there just in case I see something. I have tried to capture the garden visitors along the way from Cape Robin Chat to Sunbirds to African Paradise Fly-catcher and everything in between.

Cape Robin Chat

Cape Robin Chat

Sunbird

Sunbird

African Paradise Flycatcher

African Paradise Flycatcher

Sometimes I have the laptop and use the time to catch up with news both personal and international.It’s a great start to the weekend!

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However you start your Saturday have a great day!

Weekly Photo Challenge: Contrasts (Inverewe)

In the absence of a new challenge this week. A submission to the Weekly Photo Challenge: Contrasts

The contrast between Inverewe Gardens in the Scottish Highlands and the surrounding countryside is enormous. In the very North of Britain the rest of the landscape is moorland and mountain, but warmed by the Gulf Stream, Inverewe is a subtropical oasis. The garden too, is full of contrasts.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Contrast (Spikes)

A submission to the Weekly Photo Challenge: Contrasts

A shameless reblog of an earlier post – it fits the theme by the contrast between the prickly globes transformed into the soft petalled spheres on theflowery bloom.  These are globe thistles

Weekly Photo Challenge: Contrasts (Canal)

A submission to the Weekly Photo Challenge: Contrasts

For this submission two photos of the same scene at two different times of year. Taken at the Three Locks at Soulbury near Milton Keynes.20140701-203506-74106097.jpg

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Contrasts (Technology)

A submission to the Weekly Photo Challenge: Contrasts

At the end of our Ratanakiri trek in Cambodia we stayed the night in a remote village deep in the jungle accessible only by motor boat. This was a village far from modern technology or so it seemed. Look closely at some of the shacks built on stilts, made from natural materials yet equipped with satellite TV dishes. A real contrast.20140630-002152-1312332.jpg

20140630-002152-1312141.jpg the stark contrast to the rest of the village exemplified below.

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Contrasts (Jellybeans)

A submission to the Weekly Photo Challenge: Contrasts
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In recent years it has become a Christmas tradition to get a large jar of Jelly Beans for the Festive a Period. The contrast here is the flavours. From Cinnamon to Cappuccino; Blueberry to Buttered Popcorn; Toasted Marshmallow to Tangerine.
As we will be in Tanzania this Christmas and won’t be able to, we have splashed out on a jar 🙂

What is your favourite flavour or combination?

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Contrasts

A submission to the Weekly Photo Challenge: Contrasts

 

Taken on our trip to the Vendée in 2009 – a silhouette at sunset

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