A few weeks ago we went to stay with my brother in Bournemouth on the South coast. We had a lovely time the weather was better than expected and we had several days out.
Zena never leave home with out a bag of food for any wild life that we may meet, and I think they sense this as we have all sorts of creatures come and greet us including this beautiful peacock who followed us constantly hoping for food.
He continued to dance around us until we convinced him the food was all gone. these pictures were taken on a trip to Brownsea Island also on the island is a colony of red squirrels a treat to see in the south of England as they have mainly been replaced by gray ones, we were told by the guide we would be lucky to see any at this time of the year but sure enough a couple showed them selves I did not get great pictures but I will share them with you as I was so pleased to see them. Brownsea Island is a nature reserve but also well known for being the location of the very first Boy Scout camp, founded and instigated by Lord Baden Powell
This is one of my favorites shots, but it is hard to choose and there were so many wonderful mothers with their babies
showing such affection and some who couldn’t find mummy at all
don’t worry mum was not far away.
While we were there the family got together for a Bar-b-q, and although I rarely publish family pictures I thought this was worth showing you
this is Nicola my niece and and you can see the wonderful array of food she prepared for us and the meat beautifully cooked by her husband Dave
Lastly I must show you a little experiment!
This is my first attempt at a panorama picture, it was taken from Hengisbury Head and shows Christchurch on the left side right across the harbor to Mudeford sand bank on the right it is made up of 5 pictures, it is too small to display effectively here as it covers a large area, again this is a nature reserve we walked as far as the sandbank and had a cup of tea and walked back, whilst the guys were playing golf!