5 in 5 in December

With Sandie at Itchifingers Sandie asks us to take as many pictures as possible in just 5 minutes and post 5 of them and link with her.

For December I am sharing 6 pictures of a sunrise I saw early in December.
I can see the sun rise from our spare bedroom window, the window is small and there is not a huge amount of sky but I can’t resist taking pictures of the ever changing colours.
This morning as I was looking through my lens I noticed a tiny bit of the sun peeking out behind a chimney. I just kept watching and clicking. In the last picture (6) I have removed a distracting television aerial, in photoshop, not in reality! Although… one dark night I might…







Thank you for hosting this lovely monthly meme Sandie. Wishing you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Five in Five

Sandie at Itchifingers has a lovely meme asking us to take as many pictures in five minutes as we can and post just five here

This is my collection for November.
I was at Tyntesfield to look at the dahlias, they are so beautiful even though the gardener told me they were going over. He also said that the estate has plans to double the size of the planting for next year. Maybe Sandie would allow me more than five next November?

Delicious Dahlias
Nov 4

Nov 2

Nov 1

Nov 3

Nov 5

Just to make sense of the size of the dahlia beds or just to cheat (Maggie)
There are two beds of Dahlias through this archway into the kitchen garden and two beds similar in size ‘this’ side of the archway


Thank you Sandie

5 in 5

Take as many photos as possible in five minutes and post five of them here.
Linking with Sandie at Itchifingers

I was visiting Peter Rabbits garden last week. At least that’s what Maggie told me she felt when she walked around the vegetable garden. I have to say I agreed with her. It was just so lovely and I could fully imagine a little blue coated rabbit laying beneath the squash leaves dozing in the sun… There was so much to see and to photograph but five is the rules 🙂

Here are my five for October.






Thank you Sandie

Five Minutes Five Pictures

Take as many photos as possible in five minutes and post five of them here..
with Sandie at Itchifingers

I went to look at the swans on Harp Lake in Barry S. Glamorgan with my brother, well he wanted to show me the water as well which this year all of a sudden turned green! Apparently the fault of some algae, the wildlife didn’t seemed bothered by it.
These swans, I counted 47, are well used to being fed by visitors, they arrive from all points of the lake, very quickly when you even think about standing still! consequently when there is nothing for them, one or two get extremely cross, biting other swans, getting out of the water and walking up behind folks perhaps to see if there is anything in back pockets!
Swans are usually so graceful, gliding very serenely along the water making it easy to take pictures, but this lot were manic! I’ve gone off them now!

I did take a few pictures with Sandies meme in mind.

September 1

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September 4

September 5

Thank you Sandie

5 in 5

With Sandie at Itchifingers

Take as many photos as possible in five minutes and post five of them here..

We went to the zoo! we haven’t been for so long.
The penguins are a favourite of ours so I took loads of photos in five minutes. Here are five of my favourites.
The penguins were walking about in pairs, it was very sweet to watch them and the enclosure was incredibly smelly! Thank goodness this isn’t smell-a-blog I’m sure you would feint!
The children were all complaining very loudly, the parents were telling them to keep quiet, very loudly and the birds that live with the penguins were squawking louder that the rest put together! I was glad to leave but thrilled to be able to look at the penguins in the quiet and odour free place that is my room.






And the birds, Inca Terns, that live with the penguins.


Thank you Sandie