Over To Sandness

It is very hot here – 18 degrees centigrade – so we went to the beach.  I love the beach and am always the one at the back loitering with the camera.

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Out of nowhere my OH produced a tennis ball for BeAnne.  This is rarely any wood.

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The Arctic Terns are back.  There were only a few screeching above us.  They are very quick and not easy to photograph.

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I crept up on this Shalder – Shetland dialect for Oyster Catcher.

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The beautiful sea pinks are just beginning.

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The path to the beach was a fabulous place for the Shetland Bumblebee (Bombus muscorum agricolae)

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I have been asked to take photos of my girls from Iceland.  So here they are.  Here is Hetja.  My mare and soon-to-be wife of Taktur.

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She is a darling girl who will make the loveliest mother.  She “adopted” Esja when they travelled over together from Iceland.

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Esja is growing up fast.  She is 3 years old this year but still an inquisitive baby in her head.

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Some Icelandic horses are started in their third year and turned away but Esja is definitely not ready for this and we will wait a year for her to “grow up” in her head.

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Anyway, it was lovely to see my beautiful girls.

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Klængur is err, cough, umm…… (hides head in shame) …… very, very, very FAT!  We are going to bring him back to Thordale tomorrow.  I am tempted to put him in with The Minions so they will chase and chase him until he loses some weight.  But work will begin as I think he looks like a miniature Suffolk Punch Horse.  He is still very loving, though.

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3 thoughts on “Over To Sandness

  1. Melissa

    18 degrees centrigrade at your beach? More like 27 degrees at ours, winter here, but wetsuits not required for staying warm; we do have to watch out for stingers and crocs some parts of year. Love the photo of Shetland bumblebee who looks big enough to saddle.

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