Showing posts with label Animals. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Animals. Show all posts

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Listed Building Removed Brick By Brick

I am not sure how true this is, I am going to post it any as it appeared that it could be right.  In Osney Lane just behind the Royal Mail office there is a vacant plot of land that has had a lot of activity recently, mainly removing rubbish and vegetation, looked like the owners where getting it ready to either develop or sell. Anyway everything was taken away apart from this little hut right at the entrance to the property.
This little hut I have been told was a listed building, and it was once a weighing station when the area was used as a cattle market, this again I am not sure.  Anyway the building has now been very carefully dismantled and packed up, and I was told is going to be rebuilt exactly as it was on a new site within the county, currently the scales are still on site, but I am assuming that they will also be moved to a new location.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Grass Is Greener On The Other Side

Even sheep think the grass is greener on the other side.  This sheep had a nice little stone walled paddock to keep it's self fed, but no it is up on two legs trying to eat what is on the other side of the fence.  Why are we not happy with what we have and always want what other have, even sheep?

Sunday, February 05, 2012

Snowy Port Meadow With Reindeer

WOW, we have had a little bit of snow over night in Oxford, when I woke up this morning the whole place was white. I went out to try and get a few nice photo's of a snowy Oxford, and while I did head down to Port Meadow and managed to get a few nice photo's, I did not see this great snow sculpture. Any idea who did this? How long did it take?

This photo comes from #RichTheWard who was out on the Meadow about the same time as me, however must have been a bit closer to the city, thanks RichTheWard for your permissions.

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Santa's Reindeer In Oxford

This photo was taken just outside my defined area, but could not resist in posting this photo of a couple of Reindeer out entertaining the kids of Oxfordshire before the big day at the end of the month. I am not sure what Reindeer do the rest of the year, but today they sure did have the kids, especially the smaller ones, captivated.

Speaking of Kids, I am now also running on this years Helen And Douglas House Santa's On The Run event, but will be linking in with Hannah for the donations, side of things as I only just got my place this afternoon. If you are interested in donating please do so via Hannah's link, and thanks if you have donated. Have a look at Fridays post for more information about this charity, Hannah is hoping to raise £100 for Helen and Douglas House, but I am hoping she will be able to raise more with a little help from Oxford Daily Photo.

Sunday, July 31, 2011

Who's Taking A Photo Of Who?

Spotted this today as I was walking about town, a couple of locals just walking in Queen Street in fancy dress tiger suits become a living tourist attraction for a group of visiting students. The students had just come out of the carfax tower when the tigers walked past, when the students all lined up with there camera's out and took a couple of photo's each. The tigers were a little surprised, but managed to get a photo of the group of students taking photo's of them. Very funny to watch.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Nice Place For A Girly Chat

It's not exactly Starbucks, but not all Oxford trend setters are city dwellers, these girls are dressed for the conditions with nice Welly's. I was out on Port Meadows and spotted these couple girls having a long chat in the field with all these cattle around them. After a little while they were joined by a couple more for a good old chin wag.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Pony's In St John Street

As you can see from this photo taken this afternoon we still have a bit of snow on the ground in Oxford. If you have been in Oxford recently you may have spotted two lovely white pony's being walked around the city centre and wondered, like I did, why is this guy bringing his pony's in to Oxford. Well they are part of the cast of the pantomime Cinderella which is playing at the the Oxford Playhouse, and according to the handler they stay over night as well, bet they are feeling luck to be inside with all the snow around. I do like a pantomime at Christmas don't you? I have never seen one with actual animals in it before.

Monday, July 05, 2010

A little love story

In earlier posts I wrote about my attraction to Christ Church Meadow. Especially with the weather we have had during the last couple of days it's a lovely place to be. A few days ago I just sat along the river Cherwell to relax for a while. Just to see some people punting, enjoy the sun and watch a boy trying to persuade his girlfriend to take a dive into the river. While he stripped off his clothes (except from his boxer of course) she kept refusing to take some clothes off because she totally wasn't up for it. She even moved away a couple of metres from her boyfriend. Now, this is Oxford and he looked like a bright, clever student so he said "ok, if you don't like to join me then I'm going on my one". "But please do me a favour, pick up my clothes and place them on that bench over there". She agreed, walked towards his clothes and bent over to pick them up. At that moment her boyfriend quickly moved behind her, lifted her up and jumped into the water with her. Luckily for him she was only angry for a few seconds and a lovely smile from him followed by a kiss made them both laugh again. It was only at that moment I realised I wasn't the only spectator. At the other side of the river these two roe deer fawns and a squirrel saw it happen too. I was fortune enough to have my camera with me so I was able to take this shot. Unlike me our two "love birds" in the water didn't see them, they were far too busy with each other. I guess that's what people mean by loves makes us blind.....

Saturday, July 03, 2010

Proud to be Dutch

Thanks Percy for wishing everyone a good weekend, hope you will enjoy yours in Germany. And what a start of my weekend I had yesterday! Loyal readers probably know that i'm Dutch and what a huge surprise we've had at the World Cup in South Africa (football) reaching the semifinals by beating Brasil. Until this morning I didn't felt really proud, but when I passed Ladbrokes in the citycentre and saw the poster at the window showing that in their opinion Holland is the top favourit to win the World Cup I must admit I did. I do regret not being in The Netherlands at this moment. The country is turning into one giant orange spot on the globe. So far I haven't spotted any Dutch people dressed in orange in the city yet but I did see some animals near Christ Church Meadow. Not sure whether his mate on the background was just looking for some food under water or that he was ashamed of him taking this funky orange haircut....

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Great View Of Oxford

This is a great get away from the hustle and bustle of the city centre, and it is only 3km from Carfax. You can see the city skyline in the back ground, on a warm summers afternoon like we are having today I would recommend to anyone wanting to get away from it all and have a nice lie in the grass with a great view of Oxford get up to Boars Hill. I was up this way looking at these cows, they look like they enjoy the views.

Monday, April 12, 2010

Busker And Singing Dog

This is a great couple, this guy is often around in Cornmarket busking. He has a great little set up, and plays a number of instruments at the same time, as well as singing, and his partner who is the start of the show is his dog. This dog is great, he just sits in his chair as part of the act, and barks just at the right time. Great act and very unique to Oxford I am sure, he always has the visitors entertained with the dog having his timing just right.

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Horses In The Snow On Port Meadow

The snow in Oxford has all gone, so this will be my last snowy themed photo for awhile. Taken a couple of days ago in Lower Wolvercote of a couple of horses looking for food with all the snow on the ground. I am not sure how these horses graze when there is snow on the ground, I would think that feed has to be provided by the owners. They looked nice against all the snow on the Meadow, with a Oxford in the distance.

Have had a request from Tim for my email address.

Friday, January 01, 2010

Happy New Year To Everyone

What a lovely clear day to start the New Year, and to also take your horse out for a nice ride, the temperature was very low all day, around zero all day, but it was so clear and sunny that when you got out into the sun it felt very warm.
Hope everyone had a nice New Year's eve and that you did not wake up with to much of a head ache! Let's hope I can get a few good shots of Oxford this year.

Saturday, December 05, 2009

Penguin In Marlborough Road

Noticed this Penguin in Marlborough Road today, must be global warming, not sure what he was doing in Oxford.

Friday, August 21, 2009

Busy Bee In Oxford

I heard a report on the BBC today saying that we need to put out a tray of water with a couple of spoonfuls of sugar next to our flowering plants so that exhausted bee's could have a drink as they have been working hard this summer. Bee's apparently aren't drinking enough and are becoming warn out before the end of the days work, they need a place to have a drink, I hope this guy gets a drink soon then.

Sunday, May 03, 2009

Couple Of Oxford Pigs Enjoying The Sun

These pigs just outside Oxford appear to be unaware of all bad press the English Media are running about them at the moment.  I know that a young school girl from Oxfordshire has had the Swine Flu but has thankfully recovered.  I can not remember when pigs have had this much coverage in the news, and it is about time too, but I think these guys may have hoped for a better angle than they are currently getting. Lets hope that once this Swine Flu has passed that the media can run more positive pig stories to balance up the current negative campaign which is in most newspapers at the moment.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Spring In Oxford - Lambing

I was going to take a photo a couple of weeks ago of all the little lambs around Oxford but did not have the chance, but today I was able to stop off in a field on the ring round around Oxford with lambs close to the fence.  You can tell the weather is getting better when you have all these young lambs just lazing about in the sun, absolutely love this time of the year.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Seeney's Closed Water Eaton


Not been up this way for awhile.  Was going to visit Seeney's, a local Animal and Pet food business in Oxford, at Water Eaton between North Oxford and Kidlington only to find the area closed, used to be a car hire company in here as well.  I am not sure when this happened, however there other two stores at Western-On-The-Green and Garsington are advertised as still being open.

Monday, February 23, 2009

Stop The Oxford Animal Lab Protest

These guys pop up from time to time and I have never really had a chance to take a photo.  They are very well organised with there tables and banners, this photo was taken in Cornmarket, protesting about the use of animals in Oxford University's research labs.   I have noticed that whenever they are in town they always have a few coppers standing not that far away, just keeping an eye out on them.  I think they are now very restricted about when and where they can protest and doing so out side these days can get them arrested.

Tuesday, December 09, 2008

Common Pheasant In Oxford

You see lot of these Pheasants out in the country side, bit I saw this one close in to suburbia this afternoon, near the North Oxford Golf Course, which maybe a good area for Pheasant I am not sure.  At least he is unlikely to be shot while around the gold course.