Saturday, 31 December 2011

A Flash New Camera

I've been eager to go for some walks over Christmas so that I could try out one of my Christmas presents from Mick, a new camera. I really don't understand photography so I'm going to invest in a book and try and learn a few things. We've had some miserable weather for walking, but Tuesday was a beautiful day, warm with blue skies, so we took advantage and headed off to Roundhay Park.

Many other people had the same idea, and we had a game of spot the Christmas present. There were children on bikes and scooters, many hats and scarves which looked brand new, and along with me, quite a few people had cameras in their hands.

This squirrel was a little shy, he didn't want his photo taking so he ran up a tree, but I still managed to snap him.

There were lots of ducks, swans and Canada geese on the lake.

This young swan was fishing for his dinner. Bottoms up!

You can walk right the way round the lake, but Archie has to be on his lead near water otherwise he jumps straight in, so we headed off in the other direction.

We managed to find some seasonal holly.

The water fountain was in action in the small lake.

It wasn't long before Archie had tired himself out and wanted a sit down.

The ice-cream man was doing a roaring trade. Eleanor added to his coffers.

I'd like to thank everyone who left Christmas wishes on my last post, they were very much appreciated. I hope everyone has had a wonderful Christmas. Our's has been quite low key this year, but we've spent lots of family time together, which is what I love the most.

I'd like to thank everyone who has visited my blog this year, and especially those who have left comments for me, I always appreciate them. I hope you'll continue to visit throughout the new year. May I wish everyone a happy, healthy and peaceful New Year, and all the very best for 2012.


  1. Happy New Year Jo to you and yours - perhaps we can have an afternoon coffee and stroll somewhere in 2012? xxxx

  2. A lovely post and photos to end the year! I always enjoy my visits here, and look forward to making lots more in 2012.
    Thanks, and to you too! Flighty xx

  3. Lovely photos. Enjoy your new camera. I could certainly use some pointers with my camera which was my retirement gift. Happy New Year.

  4. Those photos are really crisp and clear, lucky you getting a new camera!
    G bought me a book about using mine, although I've tried to settle down and read it a couple of times I've been disturbed!
    Glad you had a good Christmas and I wish you all a very happy new year.
    Lisa xxx
    p.s take Diane up on her walk offer, she's lovely!

  5. Happy New Year! Wishing you 'all the best' for 2012. Jx

  6. Lovely photos with your lovely new camera!
    Wishing you good health and happiness for 2012!

  7. Thanks for the restaurant tip you left on my blog Jo, when the nights get lighter we will have to pay it a visit.Happy New Year X

  8. Thank you so much for your lovely comment and I can only say the same to you for being such a fabulous blog friend.

    Happy New Year to you and your family.

    Victoria xx

  9. Congratulations on your new camera! What a great Christmas gift. There always seems to be more and more to learn. Will look forward to seeing your photos.

  10. Now I KNOW saving up for a new camera is the right thing to do.

    Just beautiful photos Jo, especially of the squirrel and of course gorgeous Archie!


    See you in 2012!

    Sft x

  11. Gorgeous photos - what a fab camera, and Archie is such a natural at posing!!! Happy new year Jo, looking forward to more of your posts this year x

  12. Thank you for all your lovely comments and for your New Year wishes.

    Diane - I would love to meet up for a walk sometime, we'll have to arrange something.

    Lisa - You'll have to let me know which book you've been bought and if it's good, I could do with a recommendation.

    Anne - You're welcome, they're famous for their fish and chips, delicious.