Saturday, 10 September 2011

Chicken Kaleidoscope


As a girl, we lived in the beautiful Warwickshire countryside. From time to time we kept chickens. They had a pretty good life although there was of course the constant threat of the fox and more human poachers. We lost our chickens to both. While they were with us, they roamed free-range in our garden by day.  They were completely lovely.  I remember how exciting it was as a girl to lift the side of the chicken house and find warm eggs or a chicken `in the midst of things`.

My in-laws live in the countryside and have a biggish garden where 3 chickens scratch around.  Zaki loves to chase after them but they can easily outrun him and he never gets even close.

It`s Saturday and while over at www.picnik.com I had a little fun with them too.

Linking up for the first time in weeks with Camera Critters here.


23 comments:

VaishVijay said...

It's fun to chase behind the chickens n I've experienced it when I was a kid! The chicken kaleidoscope is beautiful:)

SQ said...

Really cool. :)

diane said...

this is beautiful. Love the colors. Funny, I had a dream about chickens last night!

ladyfi said...

What a creative shot!

Carletta said...

Wonderful story.
Your photo processing is very artful - lovely!

nicolette said...

Sweet memories are relived by your son!

Ellie said...

Really like your shot, very artistic looking. It must be nice to get really fresh eggs.

Flying Blind... said...

Fab story, fab fun for Zaki and fab photo!

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

What a fun photo. Love the different colors repeated... :)

Veronica said...

i love your chicken picture fun. we have never had chickens so i am not sure what to expect, but the man i work with has always had chickens, still to this day in his 50s. he loves them and said his children used to carry them around as pets. enjoy your weekend annabella.

Leanne said...

Beautiful, love what you've done to your chicken photo, very artistic.

Catherine said...

what a fantastic photo

loulou said...

Hi Annabella

A lovely post :)

I too have wonderful memories of my grandfathers farm and eggs (you know the old fashioned free range, organic, no toxin, double yolk, thick egg whites, the most golden yolk colours!)

Not the pathetic supermarket excuses for eggs these days - with chickens so unhealthy that the shells practically break in your hand if you sneeze.

Hope you are having a lovely weekend too

x

Loulou

susan said...

I can't fathom how you did this! Looks great though.

Ms. Becky said...

you've hooked me! this is so artistic, I LOVE it. how fun, and I love what you did with the processing. very very cool Annabella. happy day to you.

Cheryl said...

Sweet story and equally sweet portrayal of your chicken!

eileeninmd said...

Lovely post and image!

Catherine @ The Spring said...

Very cool image! I'm so happy to 'meet' your blog and peek into a very adventurous life!
- Catherine at The Spring (in Brisbane)

urban muser said...

what a fun creation.

Annie @ButteryBooks said...

Fresh farm eggs are the best! What a creative chicken image! I love it!

http://butterybooks.com/blog/camera-critters-homer-the-office-cat/

Tatjana Parkacheva said...

Beautiful post Annabella.

Regards and best wishes

Geri Centonze said...

I love this effect! Beautiful - and the color combination is lovely too

Kat said...

Very cool use of the frcatal filter, well done :) Thanks for the visit to my blog, btw!