Thursday, 19 October 2017

GOOD FENCES - Mount Stewart Outing on Strangford Lough (Part 4)

In this first image, is another National Trust property called Castle Ward and the other shots were taken as we were approaching the town of Strangford.
I am linking with GOOD FENCES.







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Wednesday, 18 October 2017

Mount Stewart Outing on Strangford Lough (Part 3)

Today I will showing you winter Razorbill and winter Common Guillemot.








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Tuesday, 17 October 2017

WILD BIRD WEDNESDAY - Mount Stewart Outing on Strangford Lough (Part 2)

Following on from yesterday’s post, the birds seen in this post are Cormorant, Herring gull, and Shag and I am linking with Wild Bird Wednesday.





Above are Cormorants however the rest of the birds are mainly Shag in the other images.




Tomorrow I will show you winter Common Guillemot and Winter Razorbill.

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Monday, 16 October 2017

THROUGH MY LENS - Mount Stewart Outing on Strangford Lough (Part 1)

Staff and volunteers from Mount Stewart enjoyed a trip on Strangford Lough to see the wildlife and hear how the habit is being managed and this week I will be showing all the photographs I took on that boat trip.







Obviously all shots were taken from a moving boat and 
on this island were gulls, mainly herring and Cormorant and Shags.


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Sunday, 15 October 2017

SUNDAY THOUGHT

I have seen servants on horseback, while princes go on foot like servants.



Photographed  in Costa Rica.
February 2016

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Saturday, 14 October 2017

SATURDAY CRITTERS -Mount Stewart Farmland (Part 3)

These were some of the cattle we saw as George, the Farm Manager took us on a 3 hour walk around the farmland at Mount Stewart in the pouring rain.
I am linking this post with Saturday Critters.





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Friday, 13 October 2017

FRIDAY'S HUNT and WEEKEND REFLECTIONS

I am linking with Fridays’ Hunt and Weekend Reflections and today the letter is O, purple, and city/town.  
I visited the CITY of Jerusalem 10 years ago and below is the 
The Dome of the Rock which is an Islamic shrine located on the Temple Mount in the OLD City of JerusalemIt has been called "Jerusalem's most recognisable landmark," and it is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. 
The structure has an OCTAGONAL plan.
It was initially completed in 691 CE  and built on the site of the Roman temple of Jupiter Capitolinus, which had in turn been built on the site of the Second Jewish Temple, destroyed during the Roman Siege of Jerusalem in 70 CE. The ORIGINAL dome collapsed in 1015 and was rebuilt in 1022–23. The Dome of the Rock is in its core one of the OLDEST extant works of Islamic architecture.
Its architecture and mosaics were patterned after nearby Byzantine churches and palaces, although its outside appearance has been significantly changed in the OTTOMAN period and again in the modern period, notably with the addition of the gold-plated roof, in 1959–61 and again in 1993.


 These last few images of PURPLISH flowers and a REFLECTION at the end of this post were all photographed In Israel.




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