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Sparky Dances for Joy

Sparky 1

Galaxy 10

Sparky the squirrel seemed full of the joys of . . . Autumn!

Sparky 2

I captured the little critter scampering above in the canopies of these large trees, while I sat in the shade beneath enjoying my coffee. It was nice of him to provide the entertainment!

Sparky 3

He even sunbathed awhile, stretched out on a branch, as comfy to him as any sofa to us.

But living life in the fast lane, he didn’t stay for long.

Sparky 4

I caught him just about to leap across a wide open space to the next tree. I love how he gets his eye in and bunches up, coiled like a spring, before bounding into mid-air, propelled by his strong back legs.

Sparky 5

He then confidently scampered at speed through an arboreal pathway only he could see. I snapped this last action shot as he leapt away; on to his next adventure.

 

This is the tenth and final in my series of Galaxy camera phone photos. I feel confident now, that I can take photos in focus (mostly) with my phone. I hope you have enjoyed the series as much as I have in making it.

 

I Love You!

Chocolate Egg

Cadbury creme eggs were always a favourite at Easter time and I ate more than my fair share of them growing up in the UK. Of course, they are much smaller now than they used to be and, in my opinion, not quite as yummy.

You used to be able to buy these here in SA, many years ago. Then they disappeared for decades. Amazingly, last week I found one small box of them just sitting there in a local store. I haven’t been back since, so have no idea if there are any left. And I only bought three!

However, my favourite cream eggs ever, I used to buy at a Transport Cafe, when I was a kid living in the north of England. They were half a chocolate egg with the most delicious white cream inside. They stopped making them while I was still a kid, which was such a pity, as they were affordable to us. But I still remember them fondly.

Do you have a favourite chocolate egg?

 

Cheeky!

Starling 1

This cheeky little chap was hoping for a share in our afternoon tea and cake.

Starling 2

He made himself comfortable on one of the chairs while he waited.

Starling 3

Finally, on finding no cake forthcoming, he hopped off to try his luck elsewhere!

 

You can read more about Red-Winged Starlings here; Four and Twenty Blackbirds.

 

Sunday Musings #85

I just stepped on a cornflake. Now I’m a cereal killer. 

– Unknown

 

Just a little nonsense for a sleepy Sunday!

I love a play on words and the unexpected. Though I can’t remember the last time I actually ate cornflakes!

 

I also love that Autocorrect is prompting me to change ‘cereal’ to ‘serial’, confirming what I always suspected; computers have no sense of humour!

 

Sun Kissed

Sunlight Through Vines 1

Sunlight filtering through grape vines, as they just begin to change colour at the end of a very long, hot, dry summer. This is an untouched photo.

Sunlight Through Vines 2

I love how the light shines through, illuminating each leaf;

Sunlight Through Vines 3

Giving the scene an abstract look.

Sunlight Through Vines 4

And did you spot little Sparky the squirrel? He was the whole reason I took the photos in the first place! He is in every photo above.

I had parked in the shade and when I got out of the car I heard a rustling sound. On looking up I noticed movement.

Little Sparky, it seems, was watching me just as much as I was watching him!

 

I’m Not Saying It’s Aliens . . .

Alien Plant 1

Alien Plant 1

. . . But it’s Aliens!*

This little succulent of my daughter’s has always seemed like an alien plant to me.

Alien Plant 2

Alien Plant 2

Look at its little sucker type formations.

Alien Plant 3

Alien Plant 3

It came to me as a tiny little thing.

Alien Plant 4

Alien Plant 4

And it just keeps growing!

Also, a google image search for this little sucker (Baaahahaha!)  turned up nothing!

Hmmm, I’m not saying it’s Aliens, but it’s Aliens!

 

*post script: For those of you who have never watched Ancient Aliens on TV, here are a few memes of the Aliens guy – Giorgio A. Tsoukalos. 

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And guess what? This is my 777th Post.

Must be Aliens!