Sally D’s Mobile Photography Challenge: Reflections of Cornwall Park

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Sally is back from her travels with some great photos for her challenge using only mobile devices.

Here are some of my photos from yesterday at Cornwall Park.

Sally D’s Mobile Photography Challenge: Nature

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Animal Friends of the Week: Three Ducklings in a Row

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Good morning from a crisp but sunny Hastings morning.  As I was working on my computer I had one eye on the skies outside.  We had another great sunrise.  I was a bit reluctant to go out, thinking it was a tad too cold.  But my itchy fingers took over and I went out with my cellphone and got some nice photos. They are for a later post.

Yesterday I got to meet Aletta from Nowathome.  It was great getting together and I got to show off Cornwall Park at it’s best.  Beautiful colours, calm waters and fantastic reflections.

The ducks were very vocal and active.  As we were walking around the back of the cricket pavilion I spotted these ducklings.  It was rather funny.  Every time we went to get closer, having only a cellphone on me, the ducklings would get up and walk towards their mother.  But they kept the same distance each time.  Another way of surviving the late summer/autumn weather and other aggressive ducks is staying together.  Which they did.  They always settled down in the same way too.

It was hard to get away from them.

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I want to showcase our animal kingdom.  It runs from Tuesday New Zealand time and is weekly.  You can join in anytime at all over the week.  You can post your furry friends (babies), wild animals, birds, insects and butterflies.  Even reptiles are welcome.

Thanks for visiting and I would love to see your animal friend of the week.

Cee’s Oddball Photos: Thou Shalt Not Park Here

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Good morning from a cool but sunny Hastings morning.  As I drove down to Otane yesterday I found noticed that the autumn colours are finally emerging.  I will have to drive down one day soon with just my camera and try to do these colours justice.  Just as we are now going into winter.  It has been a long hot summer and the warm days are still here.

Anyway onto Cee‘s great oddball challenge which is now into week 18. Where has the time gone.  So for this week here is this garage door which as been painted with the 11th commandment – “Thou Shalt Not Park”.  This garage was attached to a big church.  My daughter said that she had never noticed this sign, despite walking past it regularly.  I just thought it was rather clever myself.


Cee’s Oddball Challenge: Week 18

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Travel Theme: Daffodils by William Wordsworth

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I wander’d lonely as a cloud
That floats on high o’er vales and hills,
When all at once I saw a crowd,
A host of golden daffodils,
Beside the lake, beneath the trees
Fluttering and dancing in the breeze.

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Continuous as the stars that shine
And twinkle on the milky way,
They stretch’d in never-ending line
Along the margin of a bay:
Ten thousand saw I at a glance
Tossing their heads in sprightly dance.

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The waves beside them danced, but they
Out-did the sparkling waves in glee: –
A poet could not but be gay
In such a jocund company!
I gazed – and gazed – but little thought
What wealth the show to me had brought.

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For oft, when on my couch I lie
In vacant or in pensive mood,
They flash upon that inward eye
Which is the bliss of solitude;
And then my heart with pleasure fills
And dances with the daffodils.

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Travel Theme: Poetry