come on in, the water's lovely by jantan

come on in, the water's lovely

This is a filler from earlier in the week. These young starlings were making the most of the newly cleaned out water feature just outside our kitchen doors. At times there were loads of them in there but every time I reached for my camera the dog went outside and scared them off.

This morning I was up at 5.30 because I couldn't sleep. I did about eleven hours of gardening, interspersed with even more children's taxi driving duties than normal. Things in the garden are really taking shape now, and the combination of the beautiful weather we have had and the fact that there is light at the end of the tunnel seem to have re-kindled my love of gardening.

Sadly, although the garden is now looking pretty tidy, the time I have spent on it means that the house is a complete tip. I am actually looking forward to getting it tidied up next week.

For most of the time I was outside I could hear frequent bouts of 'eeyoring' coming from the donks.' These were protestations at being shut in their yard for most of the day. First job next week is to get the electric fence sorted out so they can be shut into a small area of the field where there isn't much grass. I am a bit reluctant to look at the electric fence equipment. Chances are that because it has been switched off for some time the goats will have chewed through the cables and I will have to cobble them together (again!) to get it working.
fab shot! I spent ages yesterday trying to get a shot like this but ended up with them just sitting there LOL ~ on a plus side i had waited almost 15 months to get a shot of them in or near the water
June 6th, 2013  
Great image - the one on the right seems to be very calm, considering the splashing it's getting...
June 6th, 2013  
I've noticed that birds in my garden are constantly having baths at the moment and I keep having to fill them up! Lovely shot
June 6th, 2013  
Lovely they do love their bath don't they !
June 6th, 2013  
You live in a magical place. What a great shot!
June 6th, 2013  
I must fave this too Jan for the compete exuberance of the bath time ritual...all those droplets of bath water are so cute ....one waiting in line too!!
I am in a can't sleep mode at the moment too until morning comes of course when I have just dropped off!! You are too tired perhaps, you need to relax a little before bed not easy when it's so light & lovely outside...the house will soon get straight, gardens take longer!!
June 6th, 2013  
Your back must be very strong to do 11 hours of gardening! Great bird action here!
June 6th, 2013  
Gorgeous, Love the framing, color, focus and great action. Fav.
June 7th, 2013  
Beautiful action shot! Love watching birds bathe - they get so much enjoyment out of it.
June 7th, 2013  
I love the way you've caught the birds' enjoyment of water. Between the garden, the kids, and the donks, who has time for housework? You can catch up the next time it rains.
June 7th, 2013  
Oh,,, sweetness! Looks like so fun! Haha! Fav for me!
June 7th, 2013  
Love the movement, its been a warm day!!, nice well timed capture
June 7th, 2013  
The water droplets are wonderful.
June 7th, 2013  
Beautiful capture. Love this a lot. I know what you mean about the dog scaring off the wild life.!! You did good. And I also know about it being either the garden or the house...????....this time of year the garden wins out!
June 7th, 2013  
oh...another FAV
June 7th, 2013  
what a sweet capture!
June 7th, 2013  
Lovely capture!
June 7th, 2013  
Fab and a fav
June 7th, 2013  
It wasn't the goats...eeor eeor ways blames them!
June 7th, 2013  
Super shot, those water droplets set the scene so eloquently
June 7th, 2013  
Definitely a day for outdoor swimming. Really must get my garden in order - and the house is a tip and there's a pile of work on my desk...but I've got a new hammock...
June 7th, 2013  
Jo
What a great shot, perfect timing.
June 8th, 2013  
So much water splash....looks like a fun time.
June 9th, 2013  
Great capture.
June 11th, 2013  
that's gorgeous
June 13th, 2013  
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