‘Around the World in Colour’ for Ailsa’s Travel Theme

Ailsa has requested an injection of colour to brighten up the “low light” winter landscape of the northern hemisphere. Let’s go travelling around the world with a few of my brightest photos, to cheer your Monday.

We’ll start off with the gaudy colours of a country market in Peru, on our way back to Cusco after seeing the wonders of Machu Picchu.


Such colourful wagon wheel artwork found in in Sarchi, Costa Rica, is bound to lift anyone’s spirits.


This lovingly cared for garden at Lanhydrock House in Cornwall,  was a real work of art.


A boatload of flowers at Polperro, a Cornish fishing village, where the roads were so narrow that cars were banned from them, really brightened up our long walk from the car park to the harbour.


In Singapore’s Little India, the Veeramakaliamman Hindu temple was painted in a great variety of colours.


Our hotel in Hawaii, had an exquisite Koi pond, which really shimmered with beautiful colours.


Two identically coloured parrots in the Cairns Kuranda Bird Sanctuary, must surely have been twins.


Feathers don’t come much brighter than this cute little Rainbow Lorikeet.


At the end of a relaxing day at the beach in Punta Cana, a little colourful exercise is a very bright way to whittle the waistline. 😉


I hope you’ve enjoyed my vibrantly coloured and cheerful images. Have a great week.

Click here to see more colourful entries for Ailsa’s Travel Theme.


‘Close Encounters of the Animal Kind’ for Ailsa’s Theme

Ailsa has given us ‘Close-Up’,  for this week’s Travel Theme.

I’ve picked out a few close encounters that I’ve had with animals and birds.

Here is Mr Gerry Giraffe at the Rhino and Lion Nature Reserve in Johannesburg.

Well, hello there.

Well, hello there.

This Cassowary in Australia, came up very close, to give me the once-over.

Here's looking at you kid.

Here’s looking at you kid.

A Llama in Peru, had a jolly good go at staring me out.

Whatchu lookin' at?

Whatchu lookin’ at then?

An Alpaca nearby, gave me this really funny look.

Go away! You're making me nervous.

Go away! You’re making me nervous.

In the backyard of my Florida home, one of our resident Anhingas was ‘singing’ his little heart out.

"Oh what a beautiful morning! Click, croak, grunt."

“Oh what a beautiful morning! Click, croak, grunt.”

The prettiest close encounter of all, was with this colourful Parrot seen at the ‘Kuranda Birdworld’ in Cairns.

Who's a pretty boy then?

Who’s a pretty boy then?

I hope you’ve enjoyed my close-ups for Ailsa’s theme. Just click here to see more.