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I'm a simple Scottish girl with an unusual name and a strange obsession for nail polish! My aim is to capture what the eye sees, with a camera! Too much nail polish and never enough time. I have also started wildlife photography, which I enjoy very much. Welcome to my little world :-)

Friday, 12 August 2022

A Red Dragonfly

 



This is a lovely red dragonfly. I think it is a Red Darter. They look amazing when they are flying!

Thursday, 11 August 2022

Textured Tree

Thanks for all your nice comments. Taking it one day at a time.


 I like trying to capture texture in photos. This tree has a lovely texture. The way the bark is.

Tuesday, 9 August 2022

I Ended Up In Hospital!!!!

I ended up in Hospital on Saturday night during my shift at work :-O I have a pelvic organ prolapse...something I had no idea about until then! So I have a referral to the Gynaecologist or as I call them "Guy in a College" lol! I have to change my diet, lose more weight and do daily pelvic floor exercises. So that is why I ain't been about for a few days.  Anyone else have experience of this? Any advice??

As I am only in my early 40s, I am in a little bit of shock. I don't smoke, drink, eat fairly healthy, do lots of walking and would consider myself fairly healthy! I also drink buckets of water too. Thankfully I can still do my walking but have to change a lot in my life as I cannot do heavy lifting, bending, stretching or anything high impact! 

I am doing okay physically, still in a lot of pain around my waist and back but I am following what I should do. Just mentally in shock. As my partner says, "It is, what it is!" Apparently about a third of women suffer from this. 

Friday, 5 August 2022

Crows

It is no secret that I truly love crows and corvids in general. They are such amazing and clever creatures. I do feed them on my walks with seeds and the ones that I feed will recognise me after a few days of feeding and usually follow me! There is something magical and amazing about crows! I am happy to have them as my friends :-D This is a collection of photos of some of my crow friends! These were taken between April and May this year. 






I just love their facial expressions!!

Thursday, 4 August 2022

Double Vision


 

We either have double vision for this photo or the Male Mallards are trying to recreate that famous Marx Brothers mirror scene!!! I am a huge fan of the Marx Brothers and no matter how many times I've seen the films they still make me laugh! Both of these Mallards are so beautiful I think. :-D

Wednesday, 3 August 2022

Tuesday, 2 August 2022

Oh Dear, It's A Deer!

 


Isn't she beautiful! What a lovely deer. I have to say, she won the staring contest!

And happy August! Cannot believe it is August already :-O

Saturday, 30 July 2022

Christmas In July

 



When I was out walking a few weeks ago, I saw someone had put Christmas Bauble decorations on this tree. A few red ones and a white snowman. I think they have probably been there since last Christmas! It made me smile!

Friday, 29 July 2022

Ashy Mining Bee

 



This is a white bee! Have you ever seen a white bee before? I first saw this 2 years ago at the pond and have seen it this year and last year too! It is an Ashy Mining Bee! How cool does it look huh :-)

Thursday, 28 July 2022

Chester Zoo Visit

At the start of July I got a lovely surprise. I was whisked off to Chester Zoo for the day. It was an amazing experience. I have managed to get 650 photos down to 21 haha! Hope you enjoy all these lovely animals. Chester Zoo is such a good day out and I found the places to eat within the Zoo did cater for vegan/vegetarian and dairy free diets.






















I would also like to say RIP Bernard Cribbins who died today. I think many generations here in the UK know him from one TV show or another and many films.

Wednesday, 27 July 2022

A Cinnabar Moth

 



I saw this Cinnabar Moth when I was out walking last month. It wasn't really moving on the ground so I picked it up to make sure it was okay. It was happy to sit on my finger for a few minutes then I put it into the grass and it fluttered away.

Tuesday, 26 July 2022

A Blue Tit

 


Following on from my post the other day, this is a Blue Tit. He was very happy with the seeds I put down for the birds. You can see he looks slightly different from the Great Tit and is slightly smaller too. Still a very pretty bird I think.

Sunday, 24 July 2022

A Great Tit

 


I spotted this Great Tit in the tree when I was feeding the birds. I think he looks quite happy sitting there waiting for his turn at the seeds!

Saturday, 23 July 2022

Dragonfly

 



I managed to capture this Drangfly in early June. Isn't it a beauty! From what I gather, I think it is a 4-Spotted Chaser. I don't see too many Dragonflies but there are a few about unlike the Damselflies which are really popular here. 

Friday, 22 July 2022

Newt

 



I saw this little newt a few months ago. He was very friendly. After we had a chat and I got photos, I put him safely back in the grass!

I went a walk today and thankfully it was much cooler and overcast. I went up a few steep hills and felt really unfit haha! It had been raining heavily overnight and the ground, grass and woodlands were still wet. By the time I got home and was washing my hair, it started to rain. I was very lucky to have missed it. Great to see the rain though, after our little heatwave! Good for the wildlife and plants.

Thursday, 21 July 2022

A Content Robin

 


I managed to get a good photo of this robin when I was feeding him seeds! There is a regular spot on my usual walk, a little tree stump, where other kind folk put bird seeds as well. I started giving the birds names haha! This is Robbie Robin. 

I was out a shorter walk today and the heat wasn't too bad. I got a few great photos and was playing about with the settings on my phone in the camera. Then we all went shopping and I got some Hallowe'en stuff - yes Hallowe'en stuff is in a few shops already! Hallowe'en is my absolute favourite <3 I'll post my purchases soon.

Wednesday, 20 July 2022

A Lovely Ladybird

 



I spotted this little ladybird in my back garden when I was sitting outside having a coffee. Isn't it a cutie! In the second photo it is about to take off but looks like it is about to go into battle with some other insect! This is the first year, in a while, that I have seen a lot! The past few years there haven't been many. 

Today was a good bit cooler hitting 23C (73F). I went out a long walk with my friend and we got lots of photos. We were both exhausted after it! We did just over 10 miles (16km). I am hoping, despite the several coffees I've had today, that I get a good sleep haha!