Saturday, 18 March 2017

My Book and a Melange of Photos

I'm so sorry that I haven't been able to visit you, but I will try to do my best to visit this week. After my last repetitive post, I have chosen a varied number of photos to share, all from my archive, a mishmash of images taken last year.



This 35 page book of my nature photos was given to me at  Christmas by my granddaughter Sara. It was a lovely surprise, and she did it all by herself.  I could hardly believe it, and was completely overwhelmed by her generous gift. It must have taken her ages to do.
 


To give you an idea of what it looks like, here are a few images. You probably recognize some of the photos.

 


 


 

A juvenile Blue Tit.
 

These flowers in bud form are in bloom now in the garden
 

.....and here they are!
 

Goldfish in our garden pond.
 

Greenfinch.
 

......waiting for another turn at the feeder.
 

Daffodils galore in the garden, with sprawling Rosemary in the background.
 

Squirrel on rustic bench
 

Great Tit in the shade.
 

Quite an angry look, but I've included it for a bit of fun!
 

Mel is my constant companion. She sits on her own blanket on my bed, and you can also see her duvet cover on the left.:)
 

Cacti against fence, photo taken in July last year.
 

A further study of the cacti. I'm short on photos!!:))
 

Some more cacti I discovered on a walk in the Algarve.
 
WILD BIRD WEDNESDAY
GOOD FENCES
SATURDAY'S CRITTERS
I'D-RATHER-B-BIRDIN
TODAY'S FLOWERS

44 comments:

Sandra said...

i am so happy to see you post more amazing photos. you are so talented and i hope soon you will be able to get out and take more photos. Mei is adorable and what wonderful gift you got. that squirrel made me laugh and that yellow tit says JOY

Ana Mínguez Corella said...

Nice pictures and fantastic book.. Congrats.. :-)))

Sami Niilola said...

Awesome photographs. The book was probably just a fabulous gift.

LV said...

Most precious gifts of all are the ones loved ones make. A definite treasure.

matti juhani niilola said...

A wonderful gift. Really great photos.

Villrose said...

Great, colorful photos!

Linda said...

Great book and absolutely stunning photos!!! Your posts are a treasure, a joy, and your photos bring me much pleasure! Thank you so much for sharing.

Bob Bushell said...

Amazing photography, and your book is number 1.

Christine said...

Now that is a priceless gift! Beautiful photos and I think the squirrel and chicken are my favourites!

Hootin' ♥ Anni said...

Oh my oh my...what a gift. What a treasure! As you are dear one...a gift to us AND a treasure. I say this in all honesty.

Lowcarb team member said...

Such great photo's ... and now all in a book.
So special.

All the best Jan

Frank Boxell said...

What a fabulous surprise for you Sonjia.

A glorious collection of your work.

The Furry Gnome said...

What a fabulous gift! Fabulous photos too!

Debbie said...

WoW!! what an amazing and very thoughtful gift. your images are outstanding!! it's wonderful that your granddaughter is so interested in your photography and is so supportive!!!

i would like to prepare a book like this, with my best bird pictures...but i need help and don't have a lovely granddaughter to help me. i do print my blog but that is all my posts. i would love to have one of my birds only!!

have a nice rest of the weekend, it was good to see you today!!!

Denise inVA said...

This is a wonderful and very thoughtful gift from your granddaughter. I have enjoyed all the photos, incredible and exquisite, a joy to see.

Len said...

What a legacy you are going to leave behind although I hope we shall see many years more of your beautiful and sharply focussed photographs.

Sandra said...

We can only pick the avocado that he can reach with the pole, they fall off but not many fall because the squirrels knock them down. the tree is way to big and is out of control. hubby planted a seed in a bucket and then into the ground and it went crazy. we think it needed to be cut back.
had to laugh at the fluffy mashed comment. the word fluff is a dish made with cottage cheese, sugar free jello, crushed pineapple and cool whip.

Teresa said...

Son preciosas. Me alegro de verte. Besos.

Stuart Price said...

Enjoy the read!

eileeninmd said...

Hello, I just love your cute Mel. I miss having a dog. Love the nature book and photos, beautifully done. Gorgeous flowers. Thank you so much for linking up and sharing your post. Have a happy day and new week ahead!

Giga said...

Cute pictures and squirrel dog and me captivated. Regards.

Breathtaking said...

Stuart Price.

He he!!:=)

Missy George said...

Good choices..Thanks for sharing..Hope all is well..

Phil Slade said...

So that's where you've been? Compiling a book - excellent. And you certainly shared some fine images there Sonija.

Nelson said...

Thank you for your comments on the Flycatcher, I am glad you liked the pics.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Look at that squirrel! They are so comical! Thanks for making me smile this morning and for the prayers my friend. Hugs, Diane

A Colorful World said...

Awesome photos! Love the book gift...so cool! And your juvenile blue tit is my favorite, but they are all wonderful shots! Have a great week.

Jessi Lashakmitis said...

Very very nice pictures full of amazing colors!!! It's so nice of your granddaughter to give you such a meaningful gift:)
Jessi

Anne Hagman-Niilola said...

Cock image of the face is awesome!

Les Fous du Cap said...

Jolie série.
Le petit chien me rappelle celui que j'avais quand j'était enfant, il s'appelait Youki ;-)
Philippe

David Gascoigne said...

I can only imagine what a wonderful surprise the book was. It's amazing today how we can customize these things and assemble and publish a book on line.

Rajesh said...

Beautiful photography.

Mike Attwood said...

What a wonderful surprise, my grandson is in to WW2 so I hope he doesn't spring any surprises on me. Take care, Mike.

jandi said...

hi there! what a thoughtful gift from your granddaughter. your photos are gorgeous! have a beautiful week! (and thank you for your kind words)

Helma said...

This is really a very sweet of you gesture granddaughter :-)
A book of your photos is a wonderful gift and especially if she has done her own. A tangible reminder of great moments.
A hug.

JRandSue said...

Very enjoyable post,love the colouring in all your images,lovely rich details.
John.

Prunella Pepperpot said...

What a wonderful way to remember and let others enjoy too. It looks like a beautiful book :)

Nancy Chan said...

A precious gift from your granddaughter. Great photos. The squirrel is so cute. The red angry look is a good shot and I feel like giving Mel a big hug!

Rita Vaselli said...

What a wonderful book dear Sonija!!!
I wish you thousand and thousand pictures again...

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Oh what a perfect gift! Your grandaughter knows you very well ... how wonderful. Your images are beautiful and certainly deserve to be in a book. Thank you for sharing the joy!

LOLfromPasa said...

You have put together a lovely collection of photographs. Thank you for leaving a comment on my Coventry blog :).

Stewart M said...

Thats a good looking book. My kids gave me socks!

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

carol l mckenna said...

Absolutely marvelous nature photography ~ beautiful! ~ thanks,

Wishing you a delightful weekend ~ ^_^

David Gascoigne said...

Great series of pictures - something for everyone here.

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