Friday, 21 May 2010

Friday Shootout:The Day the Zoo Broke Free

Hello everyone, hope you are well. This is a confession post. I don't have any pictures of the Zoo. Where I live in fact in Liverpool, it do not have a zoo. (But it does have a huge Ferris wheel, so its not so bad.)
Up the road, as they say in Ireland, there is a Zoo. But it is about 40 miles away, I don't drive, and I know however great the zoo make be, it ain't worth the walk. Time was also a factor. (That old chestnut!)
But a little closer to home is a safari park in Knowlsey and I did go there. So to say sorry I thought I would make it into a wee story about the zoo for a sit down and a Friday cuppa.

The other day, Big fella and I heard a whisper through the trees that the animals in the zoo had broken free and were roaming the local park! This was a opportunity not to be missed. We were going to the park. We decided it would best to drive there, as a zoo has many exotic animals that would not think twice of having a silly couple walking through the park as a tasty meal before going to check the swings and the slide.

So we drove to the park. All of a sudden,

baboons and monkeys started falling and swinging from the trees and running over to the car!
They also took great delight in hitching a ride around with us.

As I looked through the trees I saw a lion chasing squirrels for tickling his nose with their tails.
We also saw two elephants going to what they called there "spa day" in the river where the swan and ducks live. Every Thursday afternoon, without fail.
As we drove around some more we saw a peacock running towards us shouting at me about taking pictures at a time where lions were roaming loose in a park, call somebody and were we crazy. A camel came to the front window and drearily asked about some sand, there was not enough sand.
Big fella suggested the Car park where some salt is kept for snow days and would that help? He muttered something along the lines of, it will have to do and off they went.

Just as we thought the park could not be more surreal, Big fella had to do a emergency stop as a herd of Buffolo ploughed past after hearing a re run of Friends was on the wide screen TV that the park had to offer.

Yes it is was very fancy park.
There you go, sorry about the no Zoo and all. I hope all is well in your world and have a great weekend!

Friday, 14 May 2010

Friday My Town Shoot Out The Dark Side

This Friday My town Shoot Out is on the dark side! This shoot out is placed out and about in Liverpool!The topic chosen by Nanu!

Just when I think all dark undiscovered pathways are locked

a faithful Chesire cat leads the way

Through dark eerie Williamson tunnels and pathways

To a magical place were they honour the cat

and marvel at the majestic sight

but all soon the darkness chases the sun away
and the moongazing night begins over clear midnight ink skies

and isn't she a pretty sight?

Have a good weekend everybody!

Wednesday, 5 May 2010

Friday My Town Shoot Out

Topic: Touch by Bagman and Butler!

I like the touch of carved wood,

and I like the feeling of nature's wood as well

but I especially like the feeling of a sweet wee kitty cats belly to be rubbed!
Are you alright wee kitty?

Yeah, he's alright!

Happy Friday to you and if you you would like to see all about this theme and more go to the side bar and click on the camera!

Thursday, 22 April 2010

Friday Town Shootout - Trees

Today's topic is honouring the trees. I do love trees. I always remember as a child being fascinated for hours in my grandmothers big garden by her cheery blossom trees, picking the flowers to make perfume bottles, inspecting the trunk and bark for that sticky sap that intrigued me endlessly and picking a leaf and going indoors when the rain fell and tracing the veins and shoots from the leaf at the kitchen table, with a pot of tea and the cosy, with sconces in the oven! Let me take you for a walk down one of our local parks in Liverpool. Otterspool is famous for it's promenade but I had never discovered the park before either, so it was first time for me too.

As you walk towards the park, this sight greets you. This looks like the path to a land of elves and fairies

and the flowers on these cherry blossoms does not restricted it blooms to branches, they grow loyally at their trees trunk

and their flowers have the most delicate features.

As you walk through the path you are enveloped in the wonderful fragrance of the blooms and archway forms.

Out on to the start of a path lined with all various trees. This was a enchanting place as the motorway is perched high above it, but you can not hear a noise only for snapping twigs, the laughing of the swaying leaves and the joyous song of the birds.

There were wonderful stair ways and old paths walls hidden like a secret garden amongst the city,

and the pathway was old faded brick, over a thousand differents steps from people down the ages taking you back in time.
I love that even if you kept your head down the shadows of the trees always remind you they are there.

This tree I found on my travels bemused me a bit. I had never gazed upon one like it before. But I liked it just the same.
I loved the way the trees adapted to where they grew

just rooting themselves down
some trees had branches to swing by

and some trees just asking to be climbed up!

I even found a secret cave!But I had found what i had really come for

The mammoth big roots,

like nothing could tear this tree down!

But is kind enough to let a holly bush start growing amongst it!

It truly is the big daddy of the trees in this park!

had a wonderful time and I will definitely go here again! to see the rest of the gangs photography click on the My shoots link on the sidebar! Happy Friday to ya!

Friday, 16 April 2010

My Town friday Shootout - Cuckle snaps!

Pictures of animals and the like make me chuckle! Sometimes it looks like their expressions could say a thousands words at times!

This chocolate heaven eyed camel was as intrigued as we were of him and he came right up to say hello in Knowsley Safari park!

When I take pictures of Big fella big fish, ( I named him after my beloved Big Fella. Big Fella named his fish after He Man. What gives?) he always looks so unhappy. But he is thriving, he is one of our first pet fish. Others have sadly came and went, but big fella big fish has stayed strong with us and could probably tell you a story or two about us if you meet him. He knows all our secrets.
This picture makes me laugh as well. Big fella and I met this fellow recently and he would not look up for the picture until I lost my temper and said something rude to him. His expression says it all. I took my picture and backed away.
Of course he is not the only one. Our good friend Wee doggie, is notorious for not looking at the camera, huffy dog that he is.

But we eventually get him in the end!

Happy Friday to you all, and have a wonderful weekend!

Tuesday, 13 April 2010

Moments in the week

Loving the seasons change

and discover old walls where secret gardens await to be discovered

going back in time in an old restaurant

with a very worthy message

and I dream of childhood memories as we sail on wheels over the arched bridge

Hope all is well in your world!