This, apparently, is a nettle you can grasp. It won’t sting you.
Another new leaf….never to early to turn over a new leaf!
Great to see new leaves arriving now Spring is really here.
Not sure what these things are either…
No idea what these are:
Not sure what this is called either…
I’m not sure what it is really called…
Out in the woods today shooting tiny flowers I often don’t notice.
Imagine having this many kids in one hit!?
Spotted in the supermarket here in Monnickendam this morning…
The big house where most of us don’t live. Most of us live up the hill a bit!
Our boat, Lucie, being built.
This fine old building in Leicester Square in London reduced to a tacky gambling den.
Sue pilots Barge Lucie (our home) down the river….
Sue steers 30 tonnes of barge (our home) along the river…
Like many of us, just keeping our heads above water!
Sometimes you just have to stick your beak under the covers and ignore the world!
Photography needs more girls!
Everyone should have one!
…or maybe they’re toadstools…
My favourite World War 2 aircraft
I hate to be unkind to animals but I firmly believe that the only good snake is a dead one!
Whatever you do when you visit Amsterdam, don’t forget where you parked your bike. If you do, you’ll never find it in the sea of bikes which surrounds Amsterdam Central Station.
The Bike Park
Here’s a wonderful photograph taken by my very good friend, Jeanine, who is currently enjoy a short break in California. Jeanine is just about to launch her own blog. Jeanine might also appear here as a guest blogger! Please stay tuned for details!
Another cute furry animal….
First cute fury animal here
Second cute fury animal here
With all due respect to Robert De Niro…
And here’s another Spiny Norman
Spiny Norman (1) is here.
Why Spiny Norman? Here for the answer.
The Other Cute Furry Creature. The first Cute Furry Creature is here.
Some more flowers!
For Monty Python lovers everywhere – Spiny Norman!
Fellow blogger, John McLawson (you can find him here) has been posting photographs of flowers taken in the Nevada desert. Flowers in John’s desert somehow make it despite the arid conditions. So, with John in mind, I took this photograph of flowers growing here in Holland (as usual, no idea what sort of flowers they are). There is never a shortage of water here in the Netherlands (indeed it is raining today) and of course the Dutch are famous for their flowers. Fortunately, we don’t have rattlesnakes in the Netherlands either and so I do urge John to watch where he walks when wandering in the desert taking photographs.
For those old enough to remember the film….
The Shopping Lady Returns…
Always good to poop copiously on your doorstep!!!
They always look so unhappy…
Amsterdam Zoo today. No idea what it is.
I don’t know why you would, but, if you would like to download a pdf of my monochrome images (a random selection) you can if you click on this Dropbox link
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Oh what terribly rude gnomes!!!
A third class ride is better than a first class walk (or swim).
You just can’t beat spending a day in Amsterdam taking photographs and enjoying a quiet lunch in one of Amsterdam’s wonderful brown bars. The perfect day out.
I’m not sure what these strange unfolding plants are but I’m sure they’re from some other planet!
When I was a child we used to dip a stick of rhubarb into a cup of sugar and eat it – delicious! I’m sure that’s probably against the law these days.
Quite a cosy little nest tucked away in the ivy…
Some cross [English] Channel swimmers prepare for their swim by doing team building exercises.
And even more ducks today…..
The de Havilland DH88 Comet. This has to be one of the most beautiful and graceful aircraft ever built.
Lake Victoria, Uganda
The image shows one of the muscovy ducks we used to rescue each year in the Spring. If we protected them, then predators wouldn’t take them and they’d go on to repay us by pooping everywhere around the house!
Here in the marina in Holland where we’re now tied up, we’ve just watched a mother duck try to look after her clutch of nine ducklings. On the first day she had nine ducklings. She was down to six ducklings on the second day. She only had three ducklings yesterday and today, she has none. This is really sad. Nature can be so very cruel. We don’t know but we think the magpies hereabouts are the villains of the peace.