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Welcome to my Blog.
My Blog is mostly about my hobbies, ie Model boats,Cross Stitch, Gardening, Days out and about and Photography with pictures taken at and around our Model Boat club at Etherow Country Park, where I can be found quite a few days a week on the landing stage, you might recognize the hat and the dog rather than me. My models and other hobbies can be found in the tabs at the top above the header picture.
There will also be entries of days out with my long haired Chihuahua "Pepe", weather permitting of course.

Monday, 30 April 2012

Z is for ZOO and Zoom

The last one.
Z is for Zoo and Zoom in the last of the A-Z Challenges.

A few pix's from the visit we had to Blackpool Zoo a few years ago.
Hello there

Where's the nuts then?.

Here's Duckie with his camera again.

Older than me, Just!

Pete's parrot

Its behind you!!

Would have been better with my present camera with its 18x Zoom lens.

The Zoom 
Saturday's pictures Zoomed
Coot with rebuilt nest after predators spoiled the last one. 
More chicks hopefully

 Across the channel
Un-awares.


Same picture Zoom-ed.

And last one honest!
How do these trees manage to stay up with most of their roots exposed?
So all in all a good day out with Pepe on Saturday, as you can see the sun was out but so was the wind, and a cold wind at that.
Not that Pepe is worried with his fur coat on.
3 month's old, and already a fur ball.

Well that's it for another year, hopefully the A-Z Challenge will be organised again.

Enjoyed this first years challenge, hopefully the photo's and not much written word will be a change for some of you writer's out there!.
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I don't mind people looking at their watches when I'm making a speech, but its so darned disconcerting to see them shaking it to see if they are still going.

Whoever said you can't be wounded by a blank obviously hasn't received a taxation form.

Times are so tough at the moment the Keep off the grass signs are being changed to Don't eat the grass.

 A cloudful of clergymen arrived at the pearly gates and were gathered round the reception desk when a fanfare of trumpets signalled a late arrival, St Peter told the clergy to stand aside.
The new arrival was a tax man and he was ushered straight in on a red carpet!.
The clergy were amazed and demanded to know why the special treatment for him.
"Because that bloke " said St Peter "has put the fear of God into more people than all you lot put together!.
BOOM BOOM
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That's all folk's
May you slide down the bannister of life, with nary a splinter.

5 comments:

  1. Hi Duckie
    A very excellent finale for the Z compilation and erudite read!
    Nice pictures and storyline too
    The jokes are hilarious!

    Bob

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  2. Great post...both the photos and the jokes.

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  3. You can forgive me for getting confused when you had a Z for Zena
    babs

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    1. I think that was wish full thinking Babs, Still that's the end and only a survey on the 7th of this month I think.

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  4. I love visiting zoos everywhere I go. I believe the absolute best one I ever occasioned to visit was the San Diego Zoo in California.

    You have some cool pics. I especially love the ones of the monkeys and the parrot.

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