Smorgasbord Posts from Your Archives – #Potluck – Cal & Frag’s Excellent Adventure – Fraggle Photography


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This is the final post in the series from Fraggle Photography...in this  post I am sharing another day out with Fraggle’s grandson Cal to the Zoo…and it seems there is another photographer in the family.

Cal & Frag’s Excellent Adventure – Fraggle Photography 2015

I had a day out today with my little pal Cal, as he is on summer hols until he starts big school in September. We wore adventure hats (but it got too hot so that didn’t last long) & Cal had the Nikon S1 and I had my Fuji and we went off to Kirkley Hall Zoo to take some pictures of the birds and animals. It’s a long old journey, 1hr, for a little one but he kept me entertained the whole way there as he doesn’t stop talking unless he’s sleeping. 🙂

and we're off!

and we’re off!

The first thing we saw was on the path as we went in, there are several peacocks wandering around the place.

White peacock

White peacock

Alpaca

Alpaca

Then an enclosure with these giant rodents from South America

Capybara

Capybara

Capybara breakfast

Capybara breakfast

Cal didn’t like these as they are ‘big’, he likes smaller animals, and especially…

Rabbits

Rabbits

Backlit Bunny Bigeyes

Backlit Bunny Bigeyes

and the keepers got one out for him to stroke

Strokey rations (hipstamatic)

Strokey rations (hipstamatic)

After the bunny bit we went and saw some more birds

white peacock up a height

white peacock up a height

Pink Parrot

Pink Parrot

that’s the best of a bad bunch not the best as the focus is a bit off which I hate, but the colour is too good not to show and Cal loved it.

Blue eared pheasant

Blue eared pheasant

difficult to get past the wire fences as there’s a big gap between where you can stand and where the fence is.

Kookaburra

Kookaburra

Mr & Mrs Kookaburra

Mr & Mrs Kookaburra

goose

goose

Emu

Emu

Then we saw a play area..

cal climbing

cal climbing

and Cal got to play with some kids on the see~saw, I didn’t take pics as people can be funny about others photographing theirs.

climbing frame & Cal (hipstamatic)

climbing frame & Cal
(hipstamatic)

and we then saw a driving place..

brum brum

brum brum

and then we went to lunch..

Ham sambo & apple juice

Ham sambo & apple juice (hipstamatic)

Cal had spotted a sign saying face painting was going on in the afternoon in the Bunny house, and it was ‘can I can I can I?’ how could I resist? So the deal was if he ate all his sandwich he could have his face done. And of course he ate the lot.

On the way out of the cafe, he saw a carved bench that had a green man face, and decided he needed to take a picture of it as it had a nose like his Dad’s.

close-up

close-up

and this is the shot he took without any help from me.

C&N-4but my fave one of his is this one..

Cal's feet

Cal’s feet.

Going back to the zoo we saw this fellow crossing the car park..

stroll on

stroll on

Then off to the bunny shed..

face painting

face painting

 

Spiderman! (hipstamatic)

Spiderman!
(hipstamatic)

We had another wander about and saw more bunnies

Bunny chilling.

Bunny chilling.

and a chipmunk, though this is through glass and fence so not the greatest,

chipmunk

chipmunk

red crowned crane

red crowned crane.

And then we drove home, and Cal fell asleep most of the way, I asked him which was the best bit of the day, and the answer was… face painting. 🙂

my little superhero.

my little superhero.

A day to put in the ‘Treasured Memories’ box in my head.

laters gaters

@Fraggle Photography 2015

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Smorgasbord Posts from Your Archives – #PotLuck – Beamish Museum ~ WW1 ~ Horses Edition ~ April 2018 ~ part 1 Fraggle Photography


Welcome to the series of Posts from Your Archives, where bloggers put their trust in me. In this series, I dive into a blogger’s archives and select four posts to share here to my audience.

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This is the third post in the series from Fraggle Photography and a visit to the wonderful Beamish museum to step back in time to World War I.  You can find part two in the Fraggle Reports

Beamish Museum ~ WW1 ~ Horses Edition ~ April 2018 ~ part 1

In April 2016 Sophie and I went along to the WW1 Vehicles & Steam fair at Beamish Museum. On checking their website we found that this year they were doing horses of WW1. The horses were not 100 years old of course, but there were people were all dressed up in period costume and showing how horses were used back then, so off we went to ride the trams and take photo’s of everything.

The Circle

The Circle is our favourite tram, and Sophie and I really want to sit on the balcony bit at the top there, but so far we haven’t managed to get on soon enough, we’ve only ridden in it downstairs.

We decided to walk anyway as we wanted to take pictures along the way.

Giddy up

It was great to see some big dray horses, I love their hairy feet!

They have lovely natures too

This next shot is the back of a field kitchen

Steam cooker

and this is the horse’s tail who pulled the kitchen.

and his feet, standing ver prettily I thought

tip-toe

can’t forget his lovely face too

blinkers

and off he went on his rounds

We’re in for a few reports from this day out, so stay tooned

©Fraggle Photography 2018

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Smorgasbord Posts from Your Archives – #PotLuck – Fraggle Report ~ Druridge Bay Vintage Rally ~Fraggle Photography


Welcome to the series of Posts from Your Archives, where bloggers put their trust in me. In this series, I dive into a blogger’s archives and select four posts to share here to my audience.

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Welcome to the final post series from Fraggle Photography. In this second post I am sharing a day out that took a surprising turn…with some delightful results.

Fraggle Report ~ Druridge Bay Vintage Rally August 2017

Sophie and I went off to visit Druridge Bay, a manmade lake, Watersport place and Nature reserve. However when we got there we saw they were having a vintage rally so we decided to do that instead. Lots of old cars and enginey things to look at and photograph.

Lots of dogs too of course…

vintage tractors were popular

an old cow milker

not sure what this was for, didn’t like the look of the fluorescent liquid that was produced!

I guess it is some sort of pump, as is this next one

no idea what this one does

this one is easy

there was a vintage fairground game

and vintage tattoo’s

vintage bikes too, but that seat didn’t look comfortable!

next time we’ll see some of the cars and vans so stay tooned!

@Fraggle Photography 2017

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Smorgasbord Posts from Your Archives – #PotLuck – The Wetlands Report~ part 1 – Fraggle Photography


Welcome to the series of Posts from Your Archives, where bloggers put their trust in me. In this series, I dive into a blogger’s archives and select four posts to share here to my audience.

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This is the start of a four post series from Fraggle Photography… and in the first post a visit to some wetlands with a grandson who likes to rest every few minutes…..you can find hundreds of wonderful photographs on the blog – Fraggle is a lady and lives in the glorious North East of England…Fraggle Blog

The Wetlands Report~ part 1 – Fraggle Photography 2015

A few weeks ago we took our grandson Cal out for the day to the wetlands park not far from where we live. It’s a bird sanctuary mostly, with a fab collection of birds from around the world, but they also have an insect garden,and otters, though they were not about this day. I can never remember most of the birds names, sorry about that!

WWTmay15-2

Cal ready with seeds

Lots of birds to see and feed, and quite a few with chicks as it was, probably still is, breeding season here.

runaways

runaways

snugged

snugged

Signet

Signet

Cal wanted a rest every 100 yards 🙂

I need a rest

I need a rest

but we persuaded him to carry on…

grinning and baring

grinning and  bearing

The Andrews Sisters

The Andrews Sisters

Strange blue headed bird

Strange blue billed bird

Penshaw Monument in the distance.

Penshaw Monument in the distance.

Thistles

Flowers

WWTmay15-13

Daisy (probably 🙂 )

©Fraggle Photography 2015

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