Animals, Outdoors, Weekly Photo Challenge

Solitude

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This is my kind of weekly photo challenge! I love being on my own (have you read my description?) I even love the word “solitude“. Introverts get exhausted when they spend too much time among people and recharge once they’re alone. It’s the other way round with extroverts.

I chose the above photograph because it’s one of my most recent ones and I like crows. There are endless possibilities with this challenge: landscapes, sunsets/sunrises, any lone animals, one candle, a single cup of coffee, a book or e-reader.

I’m reminded of a quote of one of my favourite authors, Lucy Maud Montgomery, from the book Anne of Windy Poplars, which is part of the Anne series (though I think the same one, or very similar, also appeared in one of the Emily of New Moon books):

I was alone but not lonely. I held a series of imaginary conversations with imaginary comrades and thought out so many epigrams that I was agreeably surprised at myself.

Anne was an orphan and it wasn’t until the age of eleven that she found a loving home. Her imagination that helped her survive the hard years of her early childhood.

Bonus

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The tree that marches to the beat of its own drum–see how it’s dancing without a care in the world?

 

Animals

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Duck Duck Goose

On the last day of this year, let me do something I’ve never done before – participate in Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge. This week’s topic is Duck Duck Goose.

Ducks of a small lake in Heaton Park.

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Not sure it even is a lake. More like a larger puddle. Maybe a puddle lake. But the ducks like it, they always hang out there.

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Lat time I went there, when I took these pictures, it was late October and it was getting a bit late and there weren’t many people in the park and nobody except me in this wooded part. I took some shots and walked away but then, I don’t remember why, I returned the same way and I saw the ducks came out of the water.

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As I approached, they quickly retreated back to the puddle lake. Guilty!

Speaking of ducks, I once reblogged this post on Tumblr:

a person from 150 years ago would be terrified by modern stuff . however , a duck from 150 years ago would just be all like ,still got lakes? yes ? okay cool

Here are some of my other posts featuring birds.

Happy new year, everyone!

Animals, Outdoors

Seagull

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I don’t live by the seaside so I don’t see anything of these guys, of course. Though I hear they are thieves that can snatch food out of your hands. This one came up to me while I was eating my burger and shrieked and kept looking at me and something it the way it was acting reminded me of my cat when she wants food. Don’t ask me how a bird can remind one of a feline. I make all sorts of weird associations.

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Pictures taken in Blackpool, North West England.