Vegetarians step away from the blog! Just help land 9 boxes of these little critters from a trawler that arrived at MacDuff Harbour about an hour ago. Until I started this job (harbour night-watchman), I had no idea it was possible to catch prawns this size in the waters off the coast of Scotland.
The Little Critters – Richard Broom Photography
Where else would bats hang out?
The Bat Hotel – Richard Broom Photography
Katy wrangles a stick in a loch in the Scottish Highlands.
The Stick Wrangler – Richard Broom Photography
PS: Our dog has never caught a rabbit (and so she ain’t no friend of mine – ha ha ha!)
The Dog and the Rabbit Hole – Richard Broom Photography
They really are like little wind-up toys!
The Clockwork Orange Legged Sea Chicken – Richard Broom Photography
A seal watching me walk the dog today off
Boyndie Beach, Banff, Scotland.
The Seal Watching Me Watching It – Richard Broom Photography
Our dog, Katy (
fries stabij), searching for tennis balls lost by other people in amongst the rocks on Boyndie Beach, near to Banff, Scotland. Finding tennis balls has become something of an obsession for our dog.
The Rock Dog – Richard Broom Photography
Queue might just be the newest collective noun…
The Queue of Chickens – Richard Broom Photography
At first we thought it was a sheep but then, look at its head, it looks like a cow. It must be a cross between a sheep and a cow and so it is a sheow!
The Sheow – Richard Broom Photography
Katy needs four-paw-drive to get through some of the fast-flowing, mountain-fed, streams here in Scotland…
The Four-Paw-Drive Dog – Richard Broom Photography
One of the many sea chickens we see around here….
The Sea Chicken – Richard Broom Photography
A seal waves its tail in the air whilst sitting on a rock close to Banff, Scotland.
The Tail Waver – Richard Broom Photography
Katy, now aged four years…
My pal now – Richard Broom Photography
Katy when she was just a few weeks old…
My pal then – Richard Broom Photography
My pal Katy waiting for me to throw the ball…
The Pal – Richard Broom Photography
Katy gets used to having a massive beach to run around on….
The dog with a ball on the beach in Banff – Richard Broom Photography
Just one of the critters who scamper up and down on the grass next to where out boat is tied up.
The Critter – Richard Broom Photography
The red and yellow beaked mini-chicken and its mother in the background seen near our boat today.
The Red and Yellow Beaked Mini-Chicken + Mother – Richard Broom Photography
Another scary beast seen on the streets of Amsterdam yesterday. Run for cover!
The Dangerously Cool Bear on the Loose! – Richard Broom Photography
A dangerously ferocious, highly unpredictable and hungry llama seen stalking the streets of Amsterdam yesterday. All visitors beware!
The Dangerously Ferocious Llama on the Loose! – Richard Broom Photography
We’ve spotted a number of these ‘nests’ made by the
in nearby oak trees here in the Netherlands. We’ve never seen them ever before. That’s global warming for you Mr Trump!!! Oak Processionary Moths
But, before blaming Mr Trump too much, it looks like we British might be responsible for introducing this particular (and toxic) pest into Europe. More information
The Oak Processionary Moth – Richard Broom Photography
I’m back in Holland after a frantic week in London. The dog seems happy to see me!
The Jumping Dog – Richard Broom Photography
The frogs here in Holland are all fired up with the need to make love…(lucky frogs!).
The Mating Season – Richard Broom Photography
Another in the Chicken series….(please look elsewhere on this blog for examples of other chickens)…
The Black and White Chicken (usually frozen) – Richard Broom Photography
I’m having fun with the new
Texture Slider in Adobe Camera RAW. It’s a fun tool and it really brought out the bee in the image below.
The RAW Texture Slider – Bringing out the Bee!!! – Richard Broom Photography
After a few days of intensive blogging, me and the dog (the dog and I?) have decided to take it easy today….ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ
Me and the Dog – Richard Broom Photography
Don’t mess with this chicken!
The Mean-Spirited Chicken – Richard Broom
Our dog, Katy, who just loves sniffing around in the grass. Katy is a Dutch breed of dog known as
Fryske Stabij or Stabyhoun. Dog’s like Katy are meant to be excellent at catching moles and rats. It is fair to say that Katy has never caught anything in her life! It has been said that a Stabyhoun is “not an expert at any particular skill.” That about sums it up and we have a dog with no skills whatsoever unless you consider finding and ripping tissue (especially kitchen paper towels) into a million pieces for no apparent reason to be a skill.
Katy – Richard Broom Photography
A big chicken seen lurking in the reeds today…
The Big Chicken – Richard Broom Photography
The rabbit who lives in the hedge next to our boat…