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Tuesday, 27 June 2017

Showcasing our awesome Northumberland coast


Being fairly new to blogging, I quickly learnt that one of the golden rules to a successful blog is to be chatty, snappy and write lots of short paragraphs. Of course, it goes without saying that you need some good pictures too!  Well, this post isn't going to play by the rules! Instead, I have taken my cue from the well known idiom:

"A picture is worth a thousand words"

The idea that a picture can convey what might take many words to express is certainly applicable here. My readers all know that I have a passion for the coast and, at this time of year, when there is so much to see for nature and wildlife lovers, it's hard to keep me away!

Enjoy the coastal photos of Northumberland, taken this June!

whimbrel
gannets grace the skies at this time of year
inquiring grey seal
cormorant - a favourite seabird of mine despite its reptilian look
eider females with two ducklings
visiting puffins
graceful guillemot
another grey seal having a look around
Arctic tern with shorter coral red beak - skimming the sea
Common tern with its black head and dark red beak with black tip
Sandwich tern with black cap and black bill with yellow tip
young herons nesting high in a pine tree in Alnmouth
Canada geese flying towards the sea at Alnmouth
waxing moon


Interesting snippet: 

In french, when the moon is in the shape of a 'C', we are led to believe the moon is waxing as 'C' stands for 'croit' which translates to both 'believe' and 'increase'. So therefore, logically, when the crescent shape forms a 'D' (as above), we are of the opinion the moon is waning as 'D' stands for decroit (decrease)

However, beware the french say... 'la lune est menteuse' (the moon is lying) as the truth is the opposite!

quand le croissant forme un C, elle decroit
quand le croissant forme un D, elle croit

Note: this is the visibility in the Northern Hemisphere


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Quand le croissant de lune forme un C, on aurait tendance à dire qu’elle croît. Pareil lorsque le croissant de lune forme un D, on aurait tendance à dire qu’elle décroît. Et bien… la lune est menteuse ! Quand le croissant forme un C, elle décroit. Quand le croissant forme un D, elle croît.

En savoir plus sur: https://jeretiens.net/croissants-de-lune-lorsquelle-croit-lorsquelle-decroit/
Quand le croissant de lune forme un C, on aurait tendance à dire qu’elle croît. Pareil lorsque le croissant de lune forme un D, on aurait tendance à dire qu’elle décroît. Et bien… la lune est menteuse ! Quand le croissant forme un C, elle décroit. Quand le croissant forme un D, elle croît.

En savoir plus sur: https://jeretiens.net/croissants-de-lune-lorsquelle-croit-lorsquelle-decroit/v
Quand le croissant de lune forme un C, on aurait tendance à dire qu’elle croît. Pareil lorsque le croissant de lune forme un D, on aurait tendance à dire qu’elle décroît. Et bien… la lune est menteuse ! Quand le croissant forme un C, elle décroit. Quand le croissant forme un D, elle croît.

En savoir plus sur: https://jeretiens.net/croissants-de-lune-lorsquelle-croit-lorsquelle-decroit/
Quand le croissant de lune forme un C, on aurait tendance à dire qu’elle croît. Pareil lorsque le croissant de lune forme un D, on aurait tendance à dire qu’elle décroît. Et bien… la lune est menteuse ! Quand le croissant forme un C, elle décroit. Quand le croissant forme un D, elle croît.

En savoir plus sur: https://jeretiens.net/croissants-de-lune-lorsquelle-croit-lorsquelle-decroit/

6 comments:

  1. Beautiful photos - whenever I read your posts I want to get in the car and drive straight to Northumberland :) Interesting snippet about the moon :)

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    1. Thank you! You wouldn't want to be here this week... it's rained non stop since Monday and temperature dropped to 8C! :)

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  2. How interesting about the moon. Such wonderful photos. Love them all especially the Whimbrel, I find Cormorants fascinating too:)

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    1. It was quite hard to explain the bit about the moon as translations don't always come across well. Anyhow, seems I managed this time! My favourite is the whimbrel too and it's nice to see the beach as well. Thank you!

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  3. Thanks for the wonderful picks. The moon photo is amazing. Such interesting info too!!!
    As always, when I see the beautiful nature of the North, my heart skips a beat!

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  4. So glad you enjoyed it! I'm a bit behind with my blog but hope to publish another very soon. Thanks for popping by Ann :)

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