Category Archives: Animals

The fens are alive with the sound of moosic

Yesterday we attended a rehearsal of the famous Grantchester Bovine Acapella Trio.

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Actually, they were trying to reach this particularly tasty tree which was growing just a bit too far out over the river.

An interest in cycling

I left my bike parked by a fence while walking Tilly this morning. When I came back, I found some very interested onlookers.

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They watched with interest as I unlocked it and then we started a gentle shuffle to get the bike out. (The photos don’t show the next row of spectators behind – another half-dozen or so.)

You can’t win, Vader…

If you let me bathe, I shall become muddier than you could possibly imagine.

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The Slow Food Movement

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At Linton Zoo, yesterday morning.

Tugging at the heartstrings…

Rose keeps showing me YouTube videos from Vet Ranch. This is a Texas-based non-profit which gathers donations to provide veterinary treatment for animals who otherwise wouldn’t get it — typically to take them from rescue shelters and get them in a condition where they can be adopted.

The videos they post are generally wonderful before-and-after comparisons, and, I imagine, a very effective fund-raising tool! Nicely done.

MollyMoo is a cutie, for example:

And here’s another dramatic transformation in a small amount of time.

Strike a pose, Sport

Before this morning, if you had shown me a picture of a kangaroo doing this, I’d have thought he was a stuffed one, probably taking part in an Australian beer commercial.

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But it turned out this was just part of his morning stretching routine.

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At Linton Zoo

Actually, I’m quite fierce!

I know I look small, but just get rid of this fence and I’ll show you…

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At Linton Zoo this morning.

Full of the joys of autumn

It was beautiful at Holkham Beach today. Everyone was having fun…

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Really wish I’d been the one in front of, instead of behind, the camera in some of these. I’ve never ridden in a place like this.

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Those having fun included, of course, Tilly…

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Hearts at peace under an English heaven

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The Great Beyond

The Great Beyond

Tilly, captured on her afternoon walk by my iPhone 6. It’s a pretty good camera in the right conditions, given the size of the lens. Click to see more detail.

If this shot looks vaguely familiar, you might have seen this one a couple of years ago.

Mistress of all she surveys

Tilly at Wimpole Hall

Or so she believes, anyway…

Standing guard

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