Thursday, 23 February 2017

GOOD FENCES - Mount Stewart Demesne (Part 3)

This is the part 3 and final post for showing you my photographs from walking round Mount Stewart Demesne with Toby, the Ranger and other members.  If you have missed the other 2 parts this week, CLICK HERE and CLICK HERE
 I am linking it to GOOD FENCES.






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Wednesday, 22 February 2017

Mount Stewart Demesne - ( Part 2)

This is part 2 of the posts that I am showing you of some of my photographs from walking round Mount Stewart Demesne with Toby, the Ranger and other members.  If you missed part 1, CLICK HERE











Toby,the other Ranger, Andrew and volunteers are monitoring the Red Squirrel numbers and trying to encourage them rather than the Grey Squirrel.   This  penultimate image shows a very clever device where if a Grey Squirrel comes for food, that grey rectangular area will have some of its hairs on it (Grey).  They do not feed the Squirrels all the year round and make sure they place half hidden food for them in different areas of the woods.


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Tuesday, 21 February 2017

WILD BIRD WEDNESDAY

I saw this bird several times when Judith and I took our very early walk in Malawi however I was not sure what it was.  Jo hedges (blogger) and her husband Grant as well as their SIL helped me to ID it as a Steppe Buzzard.  
I am linking with WILD BIRD WEDNESDAY.  






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Monday, 20 February 2017

THROUGH MY LENS - Mount Stewart Demesne (Part 1)

Recently one of the rangers Toby, took myself  and other member on a guided walk round the Nationa Trust Demesne at Mount Stewart.  Last year they purchased the remaining acreage of the estate.  This is part 1 of the images I photographed that day, the remaining parts will be published on Wednesday and Thursday of this week.  Toby firstly showed us the play area which is totally natural and features all the creatures from a book called The Magic Ink Pot which Edith, Lady Londonderry wrote.  This book is being republished this year again.


This is the group of staff and volunteers listening while Toby explained how the whole demesne is laid out over the 1000 acres.  It will be exciting to be able to buy The Magic Inkpot and discover what part all these creatures played in the book.  Lady Edith wrote the book for her five children.  Enjoy and when it is published I will let you know how you can obtain a copy (some of you asked me about this when I played Nanny Stevenson at Mount Stewart in October when the book was referred to) 










 I think children will love playing and climbing in this area and I hope you enjoyed seeing part of it today.

I am linking this post with THROUGH MY LENS

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Sunday, 19 February 2017

SUNDAY THOUGHT

But the fruit of the Spirit [the result of His presence within us] is love [unselfish concern for others], joy, [inner] peace, patience [not the ability to wait, but how we act while waiting], kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control.

Galatians 5:22-23



Annika, my granddaughter spied this light in a restaurant and said. 
“Look Nana a light that looks like all the fruits of the Spirit in the Bible”

Photographed in Malawi December 2016

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Have a Blessed Sunday.

Saturday, 18 February 2017

SATURDAY CRITTERS

This is a Dragonfly that popped in to visit us in Malawi and I am linking this post with SATURDAY CRITTERS.



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Have a great weekend.

Friday, 17 February 2017

FRIDAY'S HUNT and WEEKEND REFECTIONS

This week for FRIDAY’S HUNT the letter is G, Favourite and Pink and I am also linking to WEEKEND REFLECTIONS.  I took this PINK flower shot in Costa Rica last year,  then I have the GORGEOUS Eider ducks  with REFLECTIONS and finally Mrs G the pregnant GIRAFFE and the last 2 images are Eiffel Tower the husband and I have great video footage of them, however I was not able to get it edited in time for this post so that will have to wait until another day














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