Sequel to Mr. GBH’s Fishing Expedition

So, yesterday at breakfast time, Mr. GBH didn’t have much luck in our backyard. After flying over to the other side of the water to see whether he could find better pickings, he decided to return here just before lunch. He stood  for a few minutes peering into the water, then all of a sudden disappeared from view,  triumphantly emerging a few seconds later, proudly bearing a very decent catch.

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“Wow, look at me now!” he bragged as best he could with his mouth stuffed full of hapless, wriggling fish. “No point in fighting. Your fate is sealed, and there’s no escape for you my fishy friend. Just keep still and and I’ll have you down the hatch in one gulp,”  he promised, as he struggled to manoevre his unlucky prey around to a more manageable angle.

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In less time than it takes to say “Fish for lunch,” poor Mr. Fishy who had just been out for a bit of  Sunday morning swimming practice, found himself right inside his captor’s  expanding gullet. With the strains of Pink Floyd’s ‘Goodbye Cruel World’ echoing in his head, he descended into the blackness and mercifully knew no more.

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“Well that was absolutely delicious,” said a very satisfied Mr. GBH, as he strutted off to find a shady spot for his siesta.

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I hope your week is happier than was Mr. Fishy’s Sunday. Perhaps you’ll  be as successful as Mr. GBH. It just takes a bit of patience and perseverance to get the prize.

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6 Word Saturday: Barely Keeping My Head Above Water.

I haven’t spent much time watching my Backyardigans lately, but hubby spotted Mr. Turtle cruising around. I wonder if this is the same one who we had outside our garage door last month. If so, little Terrence has really grown a lot.

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If any of you have noticed that I’ve been missing in ‘inaction’ for a while, It’s because I’ve been down with this dreadful coughing flu  ‘adenovirus’. Some days I’ve managed to surface for a couple of hours, and most nights I’ve spent coughing myself silly. My son and family arrive on Friday and I’ll be really busy catching up with chores until then, and also have an article to write for our club magazine, so I’ve decided to take a blogging break for a while. Please feel free to chat amongst yourselves whilst I am gone.

Have a great weekend.

Debbie Smyth of ‘Travel With Intent’ blog is now hosting  ‘6 Word Saturday,’ so do hop over there and add your contribution.

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WPC Atop: Of The Rock

Just outside our kitchen window is the rather sad remains of a water feature and rockery. Now that our ‘abandoned house’ renovations are almost completed, this area will soon be enclosed in the new screen room which is now under construction. We intend to put some Koi in the pond and build a nice rockery around it. Unfortunately for our wildlife creatures, they will no longer be able to sit ‘atop the rock’. I’ve so enjoyed photographing each and every one as they’ve posed for me here.

Samantha squirrel often sat atop there to eat her breakfast.

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Sammy also liked sitting there, when he wasn’t busy dashing up and down palm trees.

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Rockstar Iggy, so enjoyed displaying his finery atop the rock.

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Grandpa Igasho often took the opportunity of showing off his handsome visage and especially his mohawk, atop the rock.

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Sweet little Anatole, enjoyed sunning himself whilst displaying his dewlap, atop the rock.

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Basil the Brown Basilisk often sat atop the rock, dreaming of finding true love.

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I guess it will be the end of an era, once the construction is finished. There’ll be no more photos taken through my kitchen window. I think I’ll be rather sad about that, and so will my gorgeous visitors, but at least I’ll no longer be tempted to have a go at cutting their toenails.

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To see more contributions for the ‘Atop WPC’, click here.

Friday’s Feathers: Mr. Yellow Feet

Snowy the egret strutted his stuff past my bathroom window. “Just so you know…..yellow feet are quite in vogue this year.”

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The sight of his yellow foot gear brought back long-ago memories of  Miss Stone, my English Grammar School headmistress. I and my fellow pupils were quite intrigued by her somewhat scruffy attire. She invariably wore thick, yellow, ribbed stockings with her brown tweed skirt and a red cardigan which sported a hole in one elbow. I remember wondering whether she washed the stockings every night, ready for the next day. One day, my sister, whilst on her way to her singing lesson, spotted Miss Stone striding along the pavement, still wearing the same clothes, but with a spade over her shoulder. We assumed that she was going to dig in her allotment, not bury a dead body, but we never could be sure.

Wishing you all a pleasant weekend.

Nothing Rhymes With Orange

Grandpa Igasho laments, “You know, it ain’t easy being orange. I believe I’m the very VERY Best, but I’m getting very Very Bad Press!”

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“My green ‘so-called’ friends say my colour’s fake.”

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“Look at us. We’re also Green Iguanas. So what’s with the orange?”

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“Don’t they realise that I’m the Big Boss around here? I’m a legend in my own lunchtime! There should be poems written about me, but sadly, nothing rhymes with ‘Orange’.” 😦

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Just a bit of nonsense for a mundane Monday.

“Have a good one,”  as they say here in the USA.

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B&W Sunday Layers: Sushi-to-go

Paula’s B&W Sunday Challenge this week, asks for ‘Layers’.

The Osprey who flies over our lake, snagged himself a really good sushi breakfast which he took back to the layers of tall trees to finish off.  No sharing for him!

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This is the beginning of a very busy and exciting week for hubby and I. I’ll pop in to visit you when I can. Hope your week is a good one.

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My Sunday Photo: A Study In Turquoise

Yesterday,  Great Egret was looking for a lunch date with a fish or two, as he stealthily stalked his way along the water’s edge. Happily for me,  my camera was in its usual place on my bathroom windowsill.

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This morning, I cooked hubby his first bacon and egg breakfast since we moved here. He said that it was worth all the effort of building the new kitchen. This coming week is going to be quite exciting as we’ve booked a removal company on Wednesday, to bring the rest of our furniture out of storage.

Wishing you all a lovely Sunday.

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