What an incredibly busy week this has been. The best news is that we finally got the sellers to exchange on Wednesday with completion next Wednesday. We move in a couple of weeks from now and will be settled at last in our new home.
Watching these wonderful gentle giants at the zoo must have had an effect on me last Friday. I stood in the beautiful morning sunshine beside the lake and took these photos on a proper day off.
My favourite image above.
Clearing my mind of all the resent stresses meant I could see clearly and decided we had waited patiently for long enough concerning exchange. My monkey post on Monday said it all (and oh I did love that photo).
Apparently the Pelicans were unsettled and off their food due to a tree falling down next to the lake in last weeks storm, which brought gusts of wind at over 90 mph here.
Beautiful colours in the grounds of the zoo and lots of seed heads for the wild woodland birds
I was kept company by a Herring Gull who tried to steal my pain au chocolat whilst waiting for Pelican feeding time. It did not succeed.
Plenty of chicks about and fresh water washing going on.
Some fantastic monkeys at Paignton Zoo. These chaps live a good life without cages or bars and swing happily in the many trees around the lake areas.
Pelican feeding time and a real treat to watch them gliding over for catch of the day.
Plenty of birds on the lake
Flamingos having a rest and a preen on their quiet island, under a tree just turning for Autumn.
Busy birds swimming about on the lakes and many waterways around this beautiful zoo.
This was the best image I caught of the many Herring Gulls swooping at Pelican feeding time. Shame I chopped off the wing, but I love the blue skies behind and it catches the feathers quite well.
I leave you with an apology for not catching up on your posts over this last week..sorry folks.
Also to say that I'll be away from blogging for a few weeks now until we move house. I will keep popping by to see what you are all up to, when I'm sitting exhausted with a cuppa, a biscuit and in need of a rest, but don't think I'll be able to leave any comments.
In the meantime, I hope you all stay well and that your Christmas preparations go well.
SeagullSuzie signing out until just before Christmas
Bye for now folks