Sunday 26 March 2017


Hello Fellow Bloggers! Out of sheer frustration, and disappointment I am
making it known to those of you who are my followers, that although I have spent time and energy writing comments to you, I  have been prevented from posting them.

When "Comment As" comes up, and then "Choose A Profile" The space is completely BLANK!! Therefore my comment is useless. I had noticed this last week on a few blogs, but now it's a substantial number of blogs. Yesterday the family were here for lunch, and I mentioned it to my daughter Eva,...she also tried, with the same result, so she said she would copy my comments and try to post them on her computer, which she did successfully, but this is not a solution. I don't know what to do to correct this, you don't get a reply or a visit, you will know why. Sending you my warmest good wishes,.

Saturday 25 March 2017

The Southern Red Muntjac

Searching for something to share, I came across these shots of the Southern Red Muntjac, which I had taken in the Nature Reserve, and had completely forgotten about. These shy Asian deer-like creatures, also known as Indian Muntjac, kept themselves partially hidden in the tall grasses, near the lake.

The Southern Red Muntjac   (Muntiacus Muntijac)

These small deer are family of the Visayan Spotted deer.

I had to lighten all these shots, as the deer were in deep shade.

The light was poor in the shade, but I finally got a better view of one when she settled in a small clearing.


Ah, that's better! It didn't bark at me, but the Muntjac does barks like a dog to ward off intruders.

The Waxbill.

Not a good shot, but as you can see, they were partially hidden in tall grasses, just like the Muntjak, and difficult to single out. They gathered in groups, with other small birds like finches .

I tried to get nearer, but they all rose up in a dark cloud, and dispersed to a nearby tree where I couldn't see them at all.

These Waxbill photos were taken in the Algarve last July.

Perhaps I will be able to get better images of the Waxbill on our next visit to the Algarve next month.

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.


......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.
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