Friday, 27 June 2014

Zoom In Zoom Out #26

We've been away for a few days ... seeing No.1 Son and his lovely girlfriend in Durham and then travelling on northwards to visit Edinburgh (my *first* trip to Scotland!).  I've been doing a bit of Summertime Scavenging and had hoped to get a holiday version whilst we were away ... I'm still checking my photos against the list, but I did manage a surprising couple of last-minute photos at the Tebay motorway services on the way home:

Jimjams - Holiday Scavenger Hunt #7 Rural Landscape
#7 Rural Landscape
That's the view from inside the service station restaurant!  There were swifts darting about, catching insects and a family of ducks swam by while we were eating.  As we walked through the building to continue our journey home, we spotted another water feature through the windows:

Jimjams - Holiday Scavenger Hunt #11 Waterfall
#18 Waterfall
A fairly pathetic waterfall, but upon Zooming In a couple of times we discovered the family of ducks were happily drinking from it!

Jimjams - ZIZO 26 Ducklings

There are lots more unexpected treasures over at Helena's this week.  I'll be back next week with a round-up of my holiday scavenging ... but first the holiday washing needs attention!!

12 comments:

helena said...

well spotted, the ducklings are so cute

Lesley G said...

What a nice view from a motorway service station!!
Cute ducky wuckies :)

Sian said...

i was about to say - ooh, Tebay, that's the one with the gorgeous shop, isn't it...when I realised that sounded a bit naff given that you were making a point of photographing the beautiful scenery and not the shopping lol (in my defence, we don't have service stations like yours, so a visit is always a bit of a treat)

Laura said...

Oh gorgeous!! :)

Sarah said...

Aww look at those little ducklings! Super cute and great photos!! Hope you had a good time away!

Sandra said...

Oh bless, that's such a lovely photo of the ducks

marshaleith said...

great photos...and love the ducklings!

Maria Ontiveros said...

I love that waterfall! And the ducks are such an added bonus.
Rinda

ComfyMom~Stacey said...

Great photos! Love the waterfall!

Prairie Jill said...

Oh, that countryside is beautiful! Love the closeups, too.

Lisa said...

The zoom of the ducks is a treasure. They are very precious.

alexa said...

I know this service station - isn't it beautifully maintained and situated? Your shot with the ducklings has huge "Aw!" factor :).