I’ve only ever seen a dung beetle on TV in a wildlife documentary programme.
Imagine my surprise when I saw this little chap, rolling his ball of poop in my garden, last Sunday afternoon!
The moral of this tale? If you’re having a bad day, just remember – you are not this dung beetle with sh** all over your head!
If you’ve never seen a dung beetle doing what dung beetles do – here’s a YouTube video for you.
What’s the most curious thing you’ve seen recently?
OK, OK …. I admit, it’s not really for David – it’s for ME! But we ALL love an underdog, don’t we? :)
In my analogy, Goliath is a professional photographer currently leading the vote in a photographic competition I have entered on Facebook. So, even though I AM that underdog, I’m running a close second, only a few “Likes” behind, but with only five more days left to vote.
Faithful followers: I NEED YOUR HELP TO DEFEAT THIS GOLIATH!
If you are logged into your FB account, click on the photo above (it’s of my home village of Cómpeta) and you will be taken through to to my voting page. All you need to do is LIKE and COMMENT on that post.
THE PRIZE is a day trip for 4 people (with lunch), to one of the most picturesque parts of Andalucía along a scenic train line known as Mr Henderson’s Railway - a British-built Victorian train line from Algeciras to Ronda.
If I’m lucky enough to win this competition, there are two further benefits:
1. I will SHARE MY PRIZE by inviting two local bloggers to join me for the day.
2. You will be able to read all about my trip in a blog post, where I will include lots of lovely photos.
Will you help me to share the joy by voting for my photograph?
EDITED TO ADD: So many of you clicked through to my photograph and added your vote that I am delighted (and amazed) to tell you that David did indeed defeat Goliath. I WON! I have invited two local bloggers to join me and sometime over the next three months we will be enjoying the prize of a trip on Mr Henderson’s Railway. I’ll let you know all about it. Thank you to each and every one of you who took the time to vote. I am truly grateful for your continuing support. You are AMAZING!
We’ve had to wait two weeks longer than usual in our garden, but they’re finally here ….. the first almond blossoms of 2014.
Flowering time: Early January to end of February.
Which flower do you always look forward to seeing in the garden?
A Year in the Life of an Almond Tree – Andalucían Style!
Pretty in Pink: The Almond Blossom of Andalucía
Pink bubbles on Christmas Eve!
My Christmas wish for all my readers and followers is that love, hope and happiness fill your hearts this holiday season, and may all your dreams and wishes have wings.
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