Sep. 30th, 2009 12:12 am
radegund: (wet-stones)
On my way back from snapping the Lisbon posters I've just shared with you (and aren't you glad to have had your lives thus enriched), I met this little character in our hedge. It kindly stayed quite still while I took this shot.

It's a robin, I'm reasonably sure, but with far fewer red feathers than I'd have expected. Anyone know why that might be? Age? Sex? Autumn plumage? Indisposition? Or do some robins just not have as much in the redbreast department as others? I'm mildly curious, but not, you'll note, to the extent of actually looking it up myself. Please don't go to any trouble, in other words, but if you know, do tell!
radegund: (real radegund)
I've seen various hand-made Lisbon posters around the place, but I think this pair, from near my house, take whatever biscuit might be going:

cut to save your screens from the horror )


Jun. 13th, 2009 10:05 am
radegund: (swan-head)
Game yesterday afternoon was running around our local green space being a dizzying series of superheroes (e.g. one called Peter Zoopy, which I think is a fabulous name for a superhero), villains, henchpersons, guards, etc.

Oyster: Now I do an evil laugh, like this - henh henh henh.
Mama: You dastardly villain! *runs away*
Oyster: *gives chase* Seize her!
Mama: You'll never get away with this!
Oyster: Oh yes I will, you big hairy fluff!
Mama: *is reduced to helpless giggling, which allows the villain to catch up - good strategy, that*

The Feaster is talking a blue streak these days. He can say "tractor" (dada) and "car" (gaah) and "dragon" (dghii) and "donkey" (dahgii), and I'm pretty sure he said "other" (adah) this morning, meaning "other side [i.e. breast], please". When we emerge from the present chaos, we'll put up a list on the kitchen wall, like we had for the Oyster at the same stage.

They're awfully nice, you know. Here, look, I'll show you:

Photos of their respective gloriousnesses )

And finally, just because I think this deserves a wider audience (ooh, get me), here's a sticky-tape picture that the Oyster made in our holiday house at Easter. He came up with the technique himself, as far as I know. Giraffe, see?

Two boys

Jun. 22nd, 2008 12:17 am
radegund: (swans)
My intention to post photos of the kids finally grew strong enough to propel me over the tedious technical obstacles thereto.

Memo to self (and [ profile] niallm): take more photographs of Fiachra.

(I should really find and photograph a swan and two cygnets to replace this icon - but I suspect I'm a bit late for that this year...)

Anyway, have some sons )

At last!

Jul. 5th, 2006 10:18 pm
radegund: (swans)
The lovely [ profile] niallm has sorted out the glitch that was stopping me from uploading images to our server, and so, without further ado, I bring you two ACTUAL PICTURES of the ACTUAL OYSTER ... and one by him. If you're very good, I might post some more soon :-)

They're wide, for which I apologise, but if I decide I need to smallify them for this post, it'll never get done.

Roundabout )

Contemplative )

Chef-d'oeuvre )


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