Ngongotaha Dinghy

  My romance with the dinghy continues… something about a little boat just charms me. Of course, big boats, do to – but it’s not the same. Rather fancied coming upon this one walking along Lake Rotorua last month and took quite a few of it – but I knew I had my shot whenContinue reading “Ngongotaha Dinghy”

Roofs of Tallinn

View of the lower old town, from the upper old town. Tallinn is one of the most perfectly preserved medieval cities in the world – most of it still in day to day use as shops, offices and apartments, with a few buildings converted to museums. Come to think of it, one of the thingsContinue reading “Roofs of Tallinn”

The disagreeable flamingo

The disagreeable flamingo

I love birds, pretty much all birds, all colours, shapes, sizes, mannerisms and dispositions.

Except for the flamingo. Yes, it is lovely from afar, simply splendid when taking flight en masse. But the ugliest, most horrid of cranky, miserable creatures when you get up close. It’s not just that its mouth is twisted into a sneer, but its demeanour, its tone, its quarrelsome nature.
The hippo makes the rhino seem downright cuddly…

These three carried on, the pair on the right attempting to defend its position from the one on the left. They finally gave up and sauntered off, all three reminding me of Cinderella’s ugly stepsisters…