Thursday, April 28, 2011

Gulls Just Wanna Have Fun

This is a repost from a couple of years ago. I should be back to my regular schedule next post.

Wednesday was the first really warm day of the season. The thermometer reached a sunny 23C (74F) which prompted me to take a walk up to a small man-made lake a few kilometers from home. A pair of seagulls appeared to be dramatizing their young romance solely for my entertainment. Here's their story in pictures.



Once upon a time...

Boy meets gull.




First fight.




Boy loses Gull.




Alone.




Broken-hearted.




Boy drinks to forget.




And gets high.




Gull comes back.




Happily ever after.


45 comments:

Steve Gravano said...

I love happy endings!

ADRIAN said...

Beautiful pictures of a common but too often disregarded bird.

Anvilcloud said...

In this case then, I guess gulls would be a two syllable word.

Leah J. Utas said...

A fine story well told.

DJan said...

Aww, they live happily ever after, which is great. Anything else would have been gulling.

blueviolet said...

Adorable love story on wings. :)

Stacey Dawn said...

VERY cute ...

Daryl said...

Fun ... love how you caught them mid flight

Dawn said...

Hehe....very nice story. Like the climatic middle...but so glad for the ending;)

Bossy Betty said...

OK, but when do they get to go to McDonald's and dig around in the trash? On their one-year anniversary?

I love seagulls!

Linda said...

Hmmm. Another idea for a children's book. :)

Cricket said...

Smilng. I may remember this one, but it's still funny.

I think Ill go out on a limb for this one and say King Crimson Matte Kudasai. I think you'll see why.

Anyes said...

So That's how it works ;-)

Tabor said...

I really liked this the first time and even more the second time!

Louisiana Belle said...

So cute! Glad the story had a happy ending!

Susan in the Boonies said...

I am so gull-ible.

Do you think they built a cozy little love nest?

Will it truly be happily ever after, or is a lifelong romance strictly for the birds?

Maggie May said...

Seagulls make good pictures.
I even like the sound of them.
Maggie X

Nuts in May

Sailor said...

You have a fantastic story to tell with these beautiful pictures!

Phyllis Entis said...

By gully! What a great tail.

Cuzzie P

Lori said...

Oh Hilary your captures always bring such a smile to my heart...I love happily ever after love stories...lol..hearing of your warm temps make me hope harder for them to come to us here...it snowed again yesterday...even though it didn't stay it is depressing to see...here's to happy endings. Love and hugs. XX

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Great story and pictures to go with it.

Karen said...

Ha, the story is as cute as the pictures!

Elizabeth Grimes said...

LOOOOOVE!!!! Oh, adorable and funny and amazing photos. This was wonderful! :)

yaya said...

Ok, now that was cute! Yes, Spring is in the air!

Pearl said...

Hilary you silly woman you. :-)

Pearl

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Grayquill said...

Cute :-)

Nancy said...

LOL! Love it - and they lived happily every after.

thrviewfinder said...

Wonderful shots, love your focus

Dave said...

You've done it again Hilary. Made a little story from a few photos. Good work. Glad Boy and Gull had a happy ending :-) - Dave

kcinnova said...

Glad they got back together! Now I am wondering the same thing that Bossy Betty asked...

lime said...

oh hilary, what a fun story with your lovely pictures and great captions. put a smile on my face this morning. thank you!

ladyfi said...

What a great story!

Barbara Shallue said...

Love it! Thanks for reposting!

Dianne said...

this is the most wonderful love story!!

sage said...

Great story, great photos!

Scott said...

You are such a romantic ;^) How fun.

Hilary said...

Thank you everyone for your always-kind words. I'm still kind of off-schedule for blog visits and comment replies but I hope to get back to "normal" soon. Please know that your visits and generous comments are all very much appreciated. Thank you so kindly.

Shammickite said...

Hi Hilary:
I haven't been checking blogs or making and comments for a while... it's been busy busy around here. Tonight (Saturday 30th) is the final night of being on stage with our local variety show, so once it's over, I'll be posting some pictures of our latest song and dance production.
Love the story you have woven through the gull pix. They are a very misuderstood bird. Noisy scavengers of course, but I have a soft spot for them having lived by the sea as a child, and I took great pleasure in feeding stale bread to the seagulls. They would fly by and take it right out of my hand. I only got my fingers nipped a couple of times. They were very accurate in their aim.

SandyCarlson said...

I love this post. What a great story. Beautiful.

Marinela Reka said...

Really beautiful shots!
Loved your blog :)

Short Poems

Lisa RedWillow said...

So very very beautiful..Made me smile.
I need to get over my accident and get out.
xoxo

Mildred said...

Loved visiting your blog! Your shots are simply beautiful and it seems that we some things in common! And I love to build stories involving animals too!
You can have a look here at one of my first photo blogs: http://clicrealm.blogspot.com/2011/04/watery-wednesday-whats-up-duck.html

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Thanks for visiting "Mildred" and taking the time to comment;o)
Have a nice and happy day***

Mildred said...

And if you understand French, you can have a look here too: http://cildemer.blogspot.com/2011/03/sils-cognent-la-porte-les-laisse-pas.html

Thanks again;o)

Country Girl said...

Tell me another! I love these.