Friday’s Flying Feathers…

Yep, this was a fight… and not the peaceful swan mating session I at first thought it most likely to be. Swans are territorial… well, it seems some are and when the one on the left intruded the big male in the area took offence… and went after the newcomer. I was a tad late with the camera but I managed to get this shot…

Happy Friday… yes, it’s that day again… enjoy! And… as always, don’t do what I wouldn’t! Why? Santi is watching… that’s why!

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Thursday Doors – The Protector!

How’s this for a bit of wall art? How’s this for a door protector? I spotted and snapped this rather pleasant piece of “graffiti” down at the Arklow Community Centre. The external walls are the canvas for local street artists to enliven. The vista changes about once a year or so… I think. Some of the works are not my cup of coffee… too OTT with no apparent meaning… apart from maybe causing brashness eyesore. However, seductive pieces like this make one stop… and look… again. And wonder… and add an interpretation… whatever!

That door is safe… or what?!

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Wednesday Windows…

Wednesday windows allows me time to be frivolous… to share a photo that otherwise may not have any value… or deeper meaning. Well, you know what I mean, don’t you? I mean… it’s not really that often that I share photos that have deeper meaning? So, why don’t I re-share a photo I’ve used before? Yours truly… snapping away… inadvertently catching a selfie… yes, true… no deeper meaning… just having fun!!

Happy Hump Day! Just think… by midday today we’re closer to the coming weekend than we are to the one just gone by! Closer to Christmas than what you may want to be… the stress of it… scary…

PS – If you do want to join the Wednesday Windows fun… do please share a link to this post so we can all keep in touch!

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Tuesday’s Terrible TUNE!

I tell you what… the social warriors are really tearing into sense and sensibility. Since when can you demand that one word in a song force the banning of said song? Where is good old common sense in all of this? Where is the spirit of acceptance and tolerance that has for so long signified the secular side of non-believing Christmas?

Here in the western world we don’t all claim to be believers… but for Pete’s sake… we’re not living in a Marxist state where everything needs to be banned! The only problem here… the PC correct police and their bleeding heart causes are so totalitarian that they now feel it necessary to pee on the vast majority’s parade… to gain what? One or two thousand votes… or likes on social media?

What happened to freedom of expression and literary licence? Me… I’m wondering how long it will take before the lot of knob-heads begin burning books… and locking up people who differ? But… I’m not going to dither any longer… I’m going to share the GREAT song!

I didn’t know the song until I heard it during our first Christmas season in Ireland. It is a song that has such special meaning for so many people. It is also a song that touches chords… and is not a soppy festive song! I usually don’t like all the excesses of the festive season… including the incessant soundtrack than goes with it these days… but this song is in a league of its own… until the PC police decided it needed banning!

PS – I think the smoking in the clip is more offensive… after-all… smoking is harmful and shouldn’t be permitted in public spaces… so, who cares? Go with the flow… it’s supposed to be the season to be jolly… not in your face painful!

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