12 thoughts on “Photography – Bempton – Gannets, Puffins, Razorbills, Shags and Cormorants

  1. Afternoon Opher, Namaste πŸ™‚

    I thought the following verse would add a little to the photographs presented. This amusing little ditty is not one of mine:

    There Once Was a Puffin

    Oh, there once was a Puffin
    Just the shape of a muffin,
    And he lived on an island
    In the bright blue sea!

    He ate little fishes,
    That were most delicious,
    And he had them for supper
    And he had them for tea.

    But this poor little Puffin,
    He couldn’t play nothin’,
    For he hadn’t anybody
    To play with at all.

    So he sat on his island,
    And he cried for awhile, and
    He felt very lonely,
    And he felt very small.

    Then along came the fishes,
    And they said, β€œIf you wishes,
    You can have us for playmates,
    Instead of for tea!”

    So they now play together,
    In all sorts of weather,
    And the Puffin eats pancakes,
    Like you and like me.

    by Florence Page Jaques

    Namaste πŸ™‚


    ~ (This poem was previously published in Child Life magazine and then reprinted in The Big Golden Book Of Poetry by Jane Werner Watson (1947) ~

      1. Pleasure. The photographs are wonderful, colourful and delightful, the poem promotes your work nicely. Puffins have always tickled me, they are such clowns and sort of awkward looking – comical is great word πŸ˜€

        Hoping blogging on a Sunday will be far less frantic than blogging on a Saturday πŸ˜‰

        Have a great day dude.

        Namaste πŸ™‚

      2. Yes. That would be nice. Unfortunately I had a few big fall outs with Andrew over Trump and Brexit. He is big on both and I’m not and he made it very personal and rude. He has a tendency to be extremely pedantic and rude if you don’t agree with him. We ended with some unpleasantness. Since then he has been trolling my blog under various guises and trying to upset people. All rather childish and petulant. Sad really. He has his good sides and he has an extremely nasty side.

      3. It does seem a little un-necessary that feelings intensify to the point where discussion becomes less objective and more subjective. Opinions and beliefs are the cornerstones our of being, it’s what moulds and shapes the person we are: but rudeness is never appreciated and does little to add anything constructive to conversation. Challenge to our outlook is inevitable in a world that promotes diversity and offers freedom of speech to most: moments spent sharing or trading views are inspiring in that they either reinforce what we already believe or allow us opportunity to redefine aspects of our own belief. Either way challenge is healthy if that challenge is kept decent throughout the discourse: it is only when views break down and/or leave the path of politeness do things go pear-shape and turn ugly. Perhaps the comical clowning Puffin will bring a smile to everyone’s faces and inspire calm in one and all.

        Its strange but if some of what he said and discussed – other than personal observation – is true, I actually started to like something about him: perhaps it was his directness or the passion with which he speaks – qualities which I have degrees of respect for in anyone.

        Perhaps there is room for optimism and his visits here will bring about a sense of friendship on some level that might grow and be of some benefit in some small way to all concerned? I don’t know, perhaps I place to much hope in hope for unity between people even when views and opinions seem to be barriers. After-all, when one cuts away the fluff, fabric and fancy of our lives we are all pretty much the same underneath.

        Love, Peace and Friendship for the World. Namaste πŸ™‚


      4. Dewin – I really enjoy intelligent debate and am tolerant of other views. I draw the line at personal abuse and rudeness. I particularly do not appreciate rudeness towards the guests on my site and deliberate attempts to belittle and frighten away. Andrew is a person who is very bright, seems aspergers to me, and has great knowledge on many subjects but can’t seem to understand that it is not all about facts, that feelings and opinions are just as important. As for tempers – well he explodes if disagreed with. I don’t need the abuse or rudeness. It’s not what I run the blog for.

      5. I do indeed accept respect and fully appreciate that perspective and agree wholeheartedly with your sentiment – blogging is an opportunity for friendships to occur and for discussion to ensue. It just seems a shame that when people come together who both share a love of music that conversation cannot be built around such common ground. You are a very intelligent man yourself who also has great regard for the manner in which we are moved by depth of feeling and in that achieve balance in your writing and diverse output. Those who enjoy your company here do so because we enjoy your company here! πŸ™‚

        I also admire and respect the quality of your friendship with me and that shown to others who enjoy your site as much as I, thank you for managing your site as you do and for friendship πŸ™‚

        I am not one distracted by his presence nor am I one easily belittled: I am very comfortable in the skin I am in and in where I am at in life. I don’t feel need to defend that standpoint.

        Time to lift a glass good sir and raise a toast to “politeness, honesty, decency and good friendship when Blogging!” Chin chin πŸ˜€

        Namaste πŸ™‚


      6. Dewin – Thank you for your words and understanding. I too enjoy the friendships I have made throughout the world and value them greatly.
        I would certainly raise a glass to that – β€œpoliteness, honesty, decency and good friendship when Blogging!” That is what respect and friendship is built on and I value that greatly. Bottoms up! Well met friend!

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