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Excellent way to start 2016, happy new year to you and your readers.
Thanks. Happy New Year, Marcia.
#2 Upper Navik, looks like a Christmas card.
Actually I mispelled it. It's Upernavik.It is in Greenland.... It does look a little Christmas cardish, but not all the time...https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/9/99/Upernavik_town_aerial_1_2007-07-11.jpg
oh those were smashing - couldn't believe that church was in Belfast, it look the middle of nowhere. What are those furry things in picture 7? And as for picture 12 what a shameless poser I am :-)All the orange folk were lovely but how cute were the foxes.
The church building is part of Belfast Castle estate, so not actually int eh centre of Belfast. http://www.culturenorthernireland.org/features/heritage/buildings-belfast-castle-estate7 are Prairie Dogs.Yeah I kinda thought you were overdoing it for the camera there!!And I love foxes. I can't imagine for the life of me why people enjoy seeing them torn to shreds. I suspect maybe that the upper classes are made of different stuff from human beings.
Loved them all and thanks to PP for asking about the church. It doesn't look like it is in use? The foxes are lovely, so many become infected with mange, I am sure more are carried off with that than by men and women in red coats. Our resident fox in Edinburgh, they used the railway which runs from Morningside to Slateford (also used for nuclear waste) as a means of getting around, had mange, but apart from the odd bit of fox poo, he/she was never a problem. We thought he/she was simply amazed that two members of the canine clan were so short sighted they never saw or reacted to him.Lovely Pictures of the Orangs but isn't it sad that these will all be orphans, because I do not think in the wild they get together.
HelenaYou are right the orangs will be orphans, they would just be alone with their mums in the wild. So these will be rescued ones. However, better they are rescued and rehabilitated back into the wild than left to die along with mum. Also there is evidence that man is taking babies from the mums and keeping them (badly) as pets. I know they are among our closest relatives and are cuteness personified but they are wild animals not pets. And everybody read labels and boycott palm oil.
It's certainly a shame that animals get sick, Helena, but there's nothing we can do about that, sadly. We can a leas stop these barbaric low life tearing them apart with dogs. It they have to be controlled surely we can find a better way of doing it.I was watching a programme the other day about Loch Lomond Park, and all the fantastic animals that live there . It is surprising how many are endangered, and have been wiped out other places in these islands.Given that every animal/plant has its place in the eco-system, it is amazing that the supposedly most intelligent is wiping them out at a frightening speed.It's sad that these wee orangs are orphans, but at least good folk are doing their best to teach them about life, and fit them for return to the wild.There are conservationists working the Loch Lomond too, working to try to protect the Hen Harriers (endangered) and Ospreys.
Oh yes, absolutely boycott palm oil.
If ever a building (don't care if it's church or chapel) needed essential restoration surely this wee gem in or near Belfast does.
It certainly does need work. It's listed, and noted at risk.I guess there just isn't the money.http://www.mmtrust.org.uk/mausolea/view/486/Belfast_Castle_Mortuary_Chapel
trisLovely to see all the luvvly animals....just the thing afterXmas and new year scoffing I probably ate most if not all ofthem creatures.....with some fava beans and a nice chianti.....yummy
Erm... you better get down the gym then, Tubby, if you've eaten all that.:)Chianti?