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Thursday, 31 December 2015

The End of the Year Show

Some of the leftovers from this month, in no particular order.

The boy, growing fast and becoming a great companion.

A bit of local street art.

Some of these graffiti artists are quite talented.


Singing his heart out. A few of these and Song Thrushes, have been singing every morning, even at 2 a.m. when I've been walking Whisky.

Chinese Water Deer

Introduced species that seem to be doing rather well here.


My old mates from Caldecotte Lake. The good thing is, neither Whisky or them are bothered by each other.

Black Swan

He or she has been around the local lake now for a couple of weeks. A real beauty.

Pair of Goosander

From the local lake again. This time of the year, there are always a few here.

Whisky having fun.

From today. Whisky made another new friend.

So much like Ellie, his pal in Wales.

And finally, myself and Whisky wish you all a great 2016.


  1. Hope you have a great 2016 Keith. Whisky has matured so much, a great looking dog.
    I like the graffiti piece. When graffiti artists do pieces it looks great I just can't stand 'tagging' where they just sign their 'name' that's ugly

  2. Another great year in pictures..Looking forward to 2016. Whiskey looks awesome, and do the Chinese deer all have that "tusk"?

  3. Long live JC, and the dog, Whiskey, the name does it. Very good, have a beautiful new year in 2016 Keith.

  4. Lovely set to end the year.
    Very best wishes to you both for 2016.

  5. All the best for 2016 Keith...have a great year...[;o)

  6. Wishing peace, health, and happiness to you and Whisky in 2016, Keith. Cheers!

  7. Thanks Doug. Whisky has grown so quickly and has a lovely temperament.
    All the best for 2016

    Thanks Sondra. Yea, the 'tusk' is a distinctive feature of the Chinese Water Deer.
    Best wishes for 2016

    Thank you Bob. Hope 2016 is a good one for you too.

    Thanks John. Have a great 2016.

    Cheers Trevor. Hope you get the decorating finished this year. :-)

    Thank you Wilma. Best wishes to you too for 2016.

  8. Great photos dear Keith, Whisky is certainly growing fast and he looks so happy in the photos.
    Wishing you peace, good health and happiness in the New Year and many more opportunities for your wonderful photography.
    Best Wishes, Dianne.
    xoxoxo ♡

  9. Dianne, thank you. Whisky loves to be out; he certainly keeps me fit :-)
    Best wishes for 2016

  10. I wish the best to you both this year Keith, what a cracking shot of Whisky in the the last but one photo, well done.


  11. Have a great year Keith. Whiskey seems well settled.

  12. Whisky having fun is my favorite
    Happy New Year and best wishes for you and your family
    greetings Frank

  13. Thanks Peter. That shot of Whisky is one of my favourites.
    Best wishes for 2016

    Cheers Adrian, he's gradually taking over.
    Hope to catch up with you sometime in 2016.

    Frank, thank you. My favourite too.
    Best wishes for 2016

  14. Happy New Year to you and Whisky :)

  15. Thank you Linda. All the best to you and your family for 2016.

  16. Hey Keith,

    Here's wishing you and Whisky a fantastic 2016 with loads of happiness and clicking!


  17. Thank you Shantana, all the very best to you and your family for 2016.

  18. Have a wonderful 2016 yourself too - hope to meet up with you when you're in Wales sometime!

  19. Thanks Sharon. It would be good to see you and Gary; and Holly :-)

  20. Hi Keith I know i am very late in seeing this post but you may know I have been away in Malawi and Zambia and just trying to get caughte up again on everyone's posts. I do hope 2016 will be a happy and healthy year for you and Whiskey. He is cetainly grown since I last saw him and must be a wonderful comanion to you. The second to last shot is fabulous of him but I loved seeing all the birds that are around your area. I never heard of Chinese Water Deer, does it go into the water? The Black Swanshot is also fabulous. Have a great weekend.

  21. Thanks Margaret. I'm behind with loads of blogs, just too much real stuff to be doing these days.
    Whisky is growing fast and is very good natures. Couldn't want a better companion. :-)

  22. I've never hear of a Chinese Water Deer...had to go and look it up to be sure it was not a photo trick..... but, imagine my surprise when I found it in Wiki..... learned something new today.

  23. No tricks here BumbleVee; just what I see. :-)