Early Spring

While many of us are watching spring from our windows this year and celebrated the official first day of spring inside, nature doesn’t do dates. She does arrivals. Spring started saying hello at the end of February back when we were allowed out in freedom. While summer holds a place in my heart as my favourite season, spring is very close second by a fraction. Watching everything wake up after winter gives a warm feeling of longer warmer days ahead.

The sun come the end of winter has a warmth to it. The light’s bright, trees start getting dressed, people and animals start to hang out more in the sunshine thanks to the longer days. Finding a sunny sheltered spot out of the wind is heaven! Anyways, early spring photos at the zoo and running errands. Apologies if there’s too many or if you’ve seen here them before.

Cherry blossom’s always spring. This is all the blossom I saw this yearThe same for Jasmine one of my favourite flowers and scents. All the jasmine I saw this year Plane trees starting to get dressed while shedding seed pods. Continue reading “Early Spring”

Weekly Photo Challenge (Extra)ordinary

3 days of no wifi, wifi restored! My picks for this weeks WPC (Extra)ordinary. Enjoy!

Midges dancing in the afternoon sun Barcelona Zoo. The closest I’ll get to seeing fireflies! Dancing midges in Autumn Fall afternoon sun, Barcelona zoo

Ombre ivy, Parc de la Ciutadella. The palm tree almost has it’s own train gracefully sweeping behind! Ombre ivy(Extra)ordinary Weekly Photo Challenge (Extra)ordinary

Weekly Photo Challenge: ROY G. BIV

Or as I know it, Richard Of York Gave Battle In Vain! Colours of the rainbow!


Red: Rose, Eze Village, France 2015Rose, Eze Village

Orange: Sunrise, Antibes France 2013/4Sunrise Antibes, France

Yellow: Flowers Parc Ciutadella, June 2015Flowers, Parc Ciutadella,

Green: Turqouise waters off Badalona Pier, June 2015IMG_2343

Blue: The Sky! Pigeons, Barcelona 2015IMG_1213

Indigo: Sunset, Antibes France 2013/4IMG_6616

Violet: (Kinda!) Flowers, Cap d’Antibes, 2015IMG_0363

As I’m having problems accessing my photos (long story) rainbow taken from my Instagram feed over the Mediterranean sea, Barcelona last year. Is this cheating?!Rainbow, Barcelona 2015

ROY G. BIV Weekly Photo Challenge ROY G. BIV


Weekly Photo Challenge: Motion

I’m a little behind with this months Weekly Photo Challenges. Travel, limited internet access, new iPhoto library update giving me little headaches. I can no longer drag photos across to WordPress. I have to to the old fashioned way of selecting files and as my photo library is completely disorganised, finding a photo I have only an idea where it is, erm, I’m not the most patience person waiting!

My picks for Motion week are mostly birds. I love taking photos of birds in flight. Most of the time they’re a blur, but sometimes I’m quick enough! Enjoy!

Pigeons, Proctector de Barcelona (animal shelter), 2011

Pigeons, Barcelona

The pigeons used to gather around feeding time for any left over pienso. Most of the volunteers gave them a share anyway.

Seagull, Moncao, 2012

Seagull. Monaco

This guy or gal let me get close enough for a few shots while surveying the port before taking off!

Seagulls and Herons, Barcelona Zoo, 2015

Seagulls and Herons, Barcelona, ZooSeagull and herons, Barcelona Zoo

Around sunset seagulls and herons (the zoo has the largest urban heron colony in Europe) gather for a bath, raid bins and wait for keepers to throw left over fish near the penguin and warthog enclosures.

Koi Carp, Barcelona Zoo, 2015Koi Carp, Barcelona Zoo

These guys are quite mesmerising swimming peacefully around!

Motion Weekly Photo Challenge Motion.