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fauna..!

Hmmm, inspired by a close brush nature last night…basically i woke up ‘cos i felt a lizard nestling in my arm pit area…yes folks that is correct…it felt smooth, cold and rubbery. Was mostly annoyed rather than freaked out as this particular lizard was breaking the rules, ie they stick to the walls and the ceiling and not to me!!!. Too bad i did not have the wherewithal to photograph the situation but it was 3.00am. ANYWAY, in lieu of evidential images of aforementioned incident, please accept some gratuitous fauna shots, mostly from my classroom window:

P1090541So many different types of Kingfisher live here!

IMG_0497IMG_0498This beauty is a kind of woodpecker and flies to and from the trees in front of our computer lab and believe it or not makes a kind of guttural Woody Woodpecker noise as it flies!

IMG_0514classroom inhabitant 1, climbing up my computer wire…

IMG_0745classroom inhabitant 2, on my desk…

under cherry blossom…

Interrupting Milan Salone posts because Edinburgh’s cherry blossom is in full bloom and it’s perfect…i particularly love it at night

…and during the day, strange people gather around it…because they are in red and we are nearish the 1st of May am guessing they are practising for the Beltane…otherwise they are just  crazy people…

and people play sport in between it…

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…and on a completely different matter…

one of my posts on the matanza and the making of morcilla/black pudding got picked up by a new food website dedicated to black pudding!! What’s not to like?

click on the article to go to the site:

taken from www.blackpudding.org

twilights…

No, not the teeny romantic vampire gubbins, but the beginning of the long days and evenings that lead to summer, right now twilight happens around 9pm…

Not really my cup of tea cricket (in the edinburgh meadows) but i happened upon it walking home and the colours were really popping with the fading light…

Rabbits by the woods near blackford pond just after dusk. This was a 40 second exposure…now i just need to train the rabbits to stay still…