Jake’s Sunday Post challenge this week is “Close-up,” and he has put some amazing close-up images in his post.
I had a search through my photos, and found this one, taken when we were in Cairns at Kuranda Birdworld. We were just strolling along, admiring the different birds, when this one decided that he would like a close-up look at my hubby. He settled on his shoulder, and sat there for quite a while. He uses this as his Facebook profile pic.
My little granddaughter obviously has the same bird alluring charm as her granddad, and here she is in Punta Cana, also having a close-up with brightly coloured feathered friends.
This is the closest I’ve ever been to a Bison, and luckily I got this close-up out of the car window in Yellowstone Park. 😯
Well, as you may know, my son Jeff and granddaughter Sienna are flying up from Cape Town tomorrow morning, and I’ve been going around the house singing that song from “Annie,”
“Oh my son will arrive tomorrow, bet your bottom dollar that tomorrow, he will come…” 🙂
I just looked on Facebook, and there was the perfect photo to end off my “Close-up” post. Today they were with friends at Babylonstoren in the Cape Winelands.
So think of me at 11am tomorrow, having my real ‘Close-Up’ family hugs at King Shaka airport. I may be a bit scarce on the blogs whilst they are here, as you may expect, but I’ll definitely see you around when I have the opportunity.
I’m with everyone else: I love the picture of your granddaughter with the birds. However, it seems to me like she’s not so certain how much she likes them. I could be wrong though. I also like the shot of the buffalo.
Stunning close-up pics. Hope you are having a really great time with your family…xxx
Thanks so much, Cocoa. We’re having a great time. 😉
Your granddaughter fascinated me with the birds… you captured her amazingly, Thank you dear AD, love, nia
Thanks so much, nia. Love to you too. 🙂
This is a great post! Such a range of photos, but all perfect for the theme.
Thanks so much, Naomi. 😉
You have a beautiful family! lovely post! 🙂
Thanks so much. I love them all to bits. 🙂
Those parrots are gloriously colorful. 😉
They certainly are beautiful birds.
Wonderful moments! I will be in Cairns next week (hopefully my pics are half as good as yours) 🙂
I hope you’re really enjoying your time together now!
Thanks, Dianne. Have a wonderful time there. It’s a great place. Are you doing a cruise of the Barrier Reef?
Not sure yet – we used to live there and I’ve done it a couple of times. It depends if we have time between visiting family and friends 🙂
If I do – I’ll be sure to get some pics!
Your grand daughter pictures are great!
Thanks, TG. She’s a real sweetie-pie. 😉
Very nice pics as usual 🙂 Hope you enjoy the time together
Thanks so much, TA. 😉
Did they arrive safely?
Thanks, Tandy. We’re having a great time together. 🙂
Beautiful close-up moments. Love the one’s with the birds. I bet it was a unforgettable adventure for your grand daughter.
what great shots…my daughter would be running screaming…she is terrified of birds ever since one of our chicken latched on to the back of her leg – hope you have a great visit and that the weather has fined up for you
Thanks so much, Jo. That must have been a really frightening experience for your daughter.
Enjoy the visit AD 😉
Lovely close up pics!!
Thanks so much. It’s so great having them here. 🙂
Beautiful and colorful close ups of birds with your family.
BE ENCOURAGED! BE BLESSED!
Thanks, Francine. 🙂
Your granddaughter is braver than I! Lovely shots AD especially the last one. Have a wonderful time bonding with Sienna 🙂
Thanks, Madhu. Just read her a story and put her to bed. it’s wonderful to have them both here. 🙂
Your granddaughter had to love that experience!
Thanks, Frank. I think she did, especially when she saw the photo afterwards.
What beautiful birds! Have an awesome time with your son and granddaughter 🙂
Thanks, optie. It’s wonderful being with them again. 🙂
Have a wonderful time with your family and we will look forward to all your further travels with them!
Thanks so much, Gail. Have a great week. 🙂
Enjoy their visit… and take lots of photos to remember it all by…
Thanks so much. I’m sure there will be a few photo shoots. 😉
Excellent shots for this week theme my friend, Great family you have there …..
Thanks for sharing 🙂
Thanks so much, Jake. 🙂
Hope you have a super fun time with your son and granddaughter visiting….
Thanks, annie. So nice to see you again. Hope you, your son and your cat, are well. 🙂
Great pix. Scarce? Understandably so. Have fun. 🙂
Thanks so much Gemma. If I can sneak in a couple of posts and comments, I will. 🙂
Great close ups, adinparadise, infused with lots of memories and meaning! I especially love the one with your granddaughter and the birds. So colorful and multitexured!!
Thanks so much. I love looking through my travel photos. They bring back such lovely memories. 🙂
I know exactly how you feel. The photos can definitely transport you to that bygone time!!
Wow! Amazing birds and photos! That last one tells me they just can’t wait to see you!
Thanks, Gunta. You could well be right about that last pic. 🙂
Great selections for the close-up! Have a wonderful time with your family, AD!
Thanks, Amy. 😉
That gives a whole new meaning to up close and personal! Loved all your shots.
Thanks so much, Mara. 😉
I like the birds and enjoy your family time 🙂 Judy
Thanks, so much, Judy. 🙂
I don’t think your granddaughter was totally happy with those parrots on her!
Enjoy your special time 🙂
Yes, she does look a little apprehensive. 😉
Thanks, matron. I’ve missed you. Hope you’re well. 🙂
Have a wonderful few days with your family AD:)
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Thanks so much, Ruth. 🙂
Hmmm not sure I’d like to me that close to those beaks!
They could do a bit of damage, couldn’t they. 🙂
Thanks, Diana. 😉
A beautiful memory and pictures.. 😉
Thanks, Gerry. 🙂
Hi AD, certainly some very friendly birds 😉
They were indeed, Chris. 🙂
Enjoy every special moment of your time together
Thanks so much. I’m sure we’ll have lots of fun. 🙂