Well it is this time of year again, where photographers amateurs and pro’s alike run amok in your local woodland or park. Oh well I joined the stampede and headed to the Skipton Castle Wood.
This nose belongs to one of the few foster dogs, we had over the last half a year. I manage to snap this one while he was sunning himself in the back yard. Between chewing my shoe or digging up our plant pots. Click over here to read about our other foster dogs.
If the weather is great when you are flying into Portland Oregon you can get this view of Mount Hood with what I believe to be Mount Jefferson in the background. please correct me if I’m wrong.
I was half asleep, as you would be if you just had 13 hours flight into Dallas and a two-hour turn around before the four and half hour flight to Portland, when I got poked in my ribs by Peli my partner-co-photograher showing me this great view.
Well worth the rude awaking I’ll say.
Wienerbrød or as it is know in the rest of the world – Danish pastry. Which is really Viennoiserie (French etymological sense: “things of Vienna”) pastry.
Just like Guinness Wienerbrød can’t travel, the versions of pastry you get outside Denmark that calls itself Danish pasty is edible but is not fluffy, crispy, light and utterly deliciously tasty. We have travelled the world been to some very good bakeries in Melbourne, Portland and London and even Solvang in California a Danish town with a Danish bakery did some good pastry but nothing like wienerbrød.
I have been away from Denmark for many years so have somewhat become used to the lesser. So when visiting Denmark like we did last week, where we were in Copenhagen, we just had to try one or two, didn’t we numnumnum 🙂
If should ever find yourself in Portland, Oregon in September time you just have to go and have picnic and watch the Vaux’s Swifts at Chapman School and enjoy the show – Tens of thousands of tiny birds swarm into one school chimney every fall.
It starts slowly but build up to a fantastic show, you might even get a visit from a Hawk and that gets the crowd going – who are you supporting – very dramatic.
Just a word of warning : Tens of thousands of birds above you doing what birds do naturally – flying and well I’m sure you can guess the other thing – so bring some tissues and cover your picnic 🙂
We had a smooth journey across the Tasman Sea into early morning Melbourne. We have heard that it could be – well let’s just say – interesting 🙂
Or was there ever Twelve Apostles?
According to wiki there were only nine, made twelve if you counted the three sisters, I think, which are now only two sisters, but there is now only eight after one eroded away, approximately 2 cm per year. Well I’m confused and I forgot to count when there so see how many you can count, remember there is a few behind me so that might make it a wee bit hard for you to count since you can’t see behind me … Ok I’ll stop now.
By the shores of Lake Wakatipu – on the south island of New Zealand as far as you can go past Queenstown all the way past Glenorchy, do remember to stop and enjoy this wonderful part of the world – we camped up and while we cooked our dinner a very nice man came up and told us not to dive into our tent, to get away from the sand flies, but stay up and enjoy the coming sunset. He had experienced a stunning sunset the previous night and the weather forecast was looking to be the same tonight. I could bore you with 20-30 photographs of the stunning sunset we experienced, at first we were thinking that we were out of luck as the clouds were drawing in thick and fast. But then the golden colours came out in force, hitting the different layers of clouds, just stunning and changing all the time.
Lake MacDonald in Glacier National Park in Montana a perfect place for skipping, flat round stones and mirror still water. Managed to snap this picture – find perfect stone, throw perfect stone, grab camera and snap away. I’m rather proud of myself I got this on the third go, no cropping 🙂
Early morning sun in Kalaloch Forest Camp ground.
Just a few miles down the road from where the Twilight series was filmed, you nearly expected to spot werewolves running amongst the trees. The only thing we saw was people dressed up as characters out of the films, with t-shirts saying “we love – insert favourite person from the films name here” and best of all the local motel had a sign outside saying “Dr. Cullen did not stay here”.
This reminded me of a church in the UK which had an advertising campaign on quite a few billboards in London. One of them asked “If you could ask God one thing, what would that be?” And someone had written on the poster: “Dinosaurs?”
In Yellowstone National Park we saw flocks/herds/pods of Bisons. Just knowing that hundred years ago this area would be covered in them. We are not talking a few hundred but a few hundred thousands of Bisons roaming freely around. Train owners would give out rifles to the passengers for free and let them shoot at the Bisons and then leave them to rot.
This man sat in the very beautiful art deco Union Station in Los Angeles.
This is a normal way of wiring up the town in Patagonia. Often you will have cables/wires hanging down from them and you are not sure if they are “live”. Often you see a normal extension cord, with say a four plugs hanging from them, with the copper wires exposed to the elements.
Weekly Photo Challenge : Happy-Place – Where do you go when you need to think? What do you do when you need to restore yourself, to ready yourself to take on the coming week with energy and verve? How do you get your sense of humor back? How do you recharge your groove? – I go camping or cycle touring. This photo was taken in Patagonia, while having a cuppa and a dip in the lake (yes it was >< cold 🙂 ) I missed out last weeks photofriday with this photo. This is our “window” and the view out from our kitchen.
What is left of the fire, be careful in that wind and with your fires, it took only 15min to get to the top of this hill for the fire and all is gone and will takes years to be back to normal
In a cemetery Onaisin in Chile on Tierra del Fuego.
Who was killed by Indians
on 20th of July 1898
With no disrespect to the family, but I wonder if he was totally blame free. From what I read about the first white people to this island, lets just say they were not all that nice – Selknam Genocide where people were paid per dead.
We kept finding bones from the dead Guanaco where ever we wild camped in Chile and Argentina on Tierra del Feugo.
Brewing up on our Trangia stove on a cold morning, 5c, just outside out tent in the sun on Tierra del Feugo.
I think that with a bit of wax and a hammer to get the odd dent out we can get this car up and running in no time.
We had a little trip to the Adventure Island in Southend on Sea, last day of season. Only problem most of the seats are way to small for this hero, being 41 and then some and 15 stones shouldn’t be a barrier for fun. I vote for more free rides and bigger seats.
In central London there is what is called the square mile. Bollards and the like are marked with this mark. Rather nicer than the old black/grey one elsewhere in London.
I got luck at with this one all the others were way too fast for me. Must have scared it stiff.
Wild strawberries are just too yummy and as you can see I nibbled one before I got the camera out. Still working on becoming a real photographer 🙂
This photo was taken while we had a little breather while walking the La Montagne Fleurie. In the background you can just make out the road up and over Col du Tourmalet (2115m) the highest pass/road in the Hautes-Pyrénées.
Ohh, it has just hit me that this is my 100th photo on photos@woollypigs, hurrah! 🙂
Ziggy: I’ve got it! Let’s flap over to the east side of the jungle. They’ve always got a bit of action, a bit of a swingin’ scene, all right.
Buzzie: Aw, come off it. Things are right dead all over.
Ziggy: You mean you wish they were.
Dizzy: [serious] Very funny.
We were away for a few days in our new tent, Hilleberg Kaitum 3GT. And what a tent it is, we now have room to move around without kneeing each other or touching the walls. This photo was taken while we were doing a spot of wild camping, where we had a great and beautiful morning.
Nothing else to say about the windmills in Denmark, other than I think this looked rather dramatical. Though you as a viewer don’t really feel the wind as we did while cycling right into it and the rain that was about hit us.
This is my bicycle a Surly Long Haul Trucker such a joy to ride, truly a sofa with four wheels. I know that I will have many wonderful miles on it with Peli, as we explore the world on our bicycles. Though it fell over today and got a rather big dent in the top tube. 🙁
Simply just a photograph of a fire, just because I love it.
What better way to describe them?
I had the chance to visit the Brooks Saddle factory in Birmingham last year. I didn’t get to take as many photos I would have loved too. Because I was so taken back with the true craftsmanship there.
This is my oldest bit of LEGO, Slaske. Slaske is a Danish word for dangling, flopping or the like. The reason is that his legs became very loose over the years. As you can see he lost a leg in his hard life on duty with me. I’m pretty sure that Leika, my dog at the time, had a little nibble too over the years.
This is one of the reasons why I love my Sony DSC-F707, I can take candied pictures of my friends. This one was taken by me while enjoying a drink in Paris with a very good friend of mine.
I never knew that the light at the top was more than one “torch”, until I snapped this one. There is four of them one on each corner. Does it still have the light on at night?
Mt. Cook was probably my highlight of our visit to New Zealand last year. Though it is rather hard to pick one place, moment that really stood out. New Zealand is just a place you have to visit, a truly stunning place! You have probably already clicked past a few pictures taken on our tour of the south island last year and there will be more to come.