Nature lives in the now and so do I, here is our Spring in the Kingdom of Fife!

Hello Hello you amazing people of Hive

I like to think that I live in the now, and that makes me aligned to Nature, as we know Nature lives in the now.

So I would like to share with you some of the amazing nature that I have found in my local park in the Kingdom of Fife in Scotland over the last week or so.

This post will also form as my entry for the Amazing Nature Contest: FREE TOPIC - #1/5/22 from the Amazing Nature community

The park is Beveridge Park in Kirkcaldy. The park has many features and one of these is a boat pond, however during Covid the boats were put away and the birds took over. We have a pair of resident mute swans, Stevie and Susie Swan. Do you know who this is pictured below?

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If you said that it was Stevie then give yourself a pat on the back. The males and females are identical in markings, the male tends to be a little bit larger. However during the breeding season the black knob at the base of the male's bill swells and is noticeably larger than the female's. So this is actually Stevie.

Behind Stevie is an island and that is where Susie is with her nest.

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Last Sunday, there were actually some boats on the boat pond, and it was a local model club, big boys and their toys so a bit of human nature this Spring!

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Peekaboo, I was focusing on taking some bud shots to show spring is here, and nature is bringing a new lease of life to the trees, but I had a cute wee surprise.

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I find trees fascinating, the fact that some never lose their leaves, some bloom early some never bloom. Nature really does show us how amazing she is.

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When we go for a park walk, we feed the ducks and swans in the pond, then come and sit in this little secret garden on the benches. It is an ideal spot to eat sandwich and feed the animals putting food on the rocks. The trees also provide wonderful photo opportunities.

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Do you see this fluffy wee Eurasian blue tit who was eying up the food on the rocks!

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I love red leaves, they give an autumnal feel even though it is Spring!

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Starlings remind me of a disco ball with their sparkling colourings!

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This was a gorgeous Jackdaw keeping an eye on me, they often hang around in little groups and come to eat in twos and threes!

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Those colours, nature just showing how amazing she really is!

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Now look who is here to say hello!
Do you know the name of this bird?

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It is a she, and she is actually a female black bird, the males are the traditional black blackbirds, but the females are brown!

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I was told to include Susie as she was determined not to be left out!

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This is where I put the food and who comes first? Yes Percy 1 and Percy 2, they are greedy so and so's!

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The swans love to build their nest out of reeds and if possible on water where they can guard it easily.

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What would spring be without daffodils, here there are loads, and they are so colourful!

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The swans were wanting fed, so I duly gave them their nutritious food pellets.

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What a view, I just find water do peaceful and another of nature's gift when the sun glistens off the surface!

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This was a lovely trail through the daffodils.

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With all the winter winds, you never what state the trees will be left in come Spring.

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When I walk through here, I always think that this would be a perfect place for beavers.

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Flowers, you know spring is here and summer is coming, when there are wildflowers everywhere, and the colour is gorgeous!

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Buds, spring is of course bud time, and these were beauties.

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Sammy tucking into lunch, he is Sammy the squirrel and a wee cutie! Looks at his wee claws really grabbing hold of the rock!

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Yes I am watching you, and have your picture to show the readers Sammy!

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They are just so cute, squirrels when they have their sitting and eating position!

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Of course, wait long enough and the scavengers will appear, in this case a seagull. They are a pest here but a protected species, so we have to shoo them away!

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I will leave you with a tangled web of wood!

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Nature is really amazing. I hope that you enjoyed my tour of my local park in spring for you! Please note that ALL pictures are taken by me!



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Hello, hello! happy Saturday :)
I love all the wonders you always find in that park, Super Ed. And I always enjoy watching Susie and Stevie Swans. But today the big prize goes to little Sammy clinging to the rock with his wee claws. So cute 😻

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Hello Hello Super Eli ..... yeah I just had to point out wee Sammy's claws that just looked so cute, I so so love that 📷
It really is crazy what you can zoom into.
Well touch wood it will be Raith Lake tomorrow morning and see what new things I can find!
Happy Dappy Saturday.

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Hello hello, Super Ed. I hope you have been able to go to Raith Lake and found new things ;)
Happy Sunday to you! 🤗

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oh Super Eli
no no and no Raith Lake today, they were doing fun runs and charity runs in the park so avoided it all!
Happy Sunday:)

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Oh :( But I still hope you enjoyed your Sunday.
And have a wonderful and lucky week Super Ed. 🍀⚽️😄

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oh yes it was still a great day Super Eli
Oh yes here is to a wonderful and lucky week for both of us Super Eli ⚽🙏🤞😀

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So many interesting animals in the park, there are no parks like these here, it would be nice to go to one.

I especially like Stevie Swan, so beautiful.

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Yes we are lucky and I make the most of it, there is lots of beauty here and it is great my new camera can zoom into the trees and take great pictures!
Stevie Swan is gorgeous and I shall be seeing him tomorrow, I have already got his food packed in my bag!

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you guys are truly lucky, I wish I could experience nature more but it's so unsafe here.

Say hello to Stevie for me 😊

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Well I could not go to see him today, they have some charity fun runs so the park is full of people and I will do it tomorrow!
Yes I remember my days in West African I was a bit crazy and never thought about my own safety, I would go and wander anywhere!

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Oh, I understand, I wouldn't want to be in a crowded place either, tomorrow it is then.

I wish I had the mind to wander like you did, I barely go out of my route even.

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and it will be tomorrow again, as today the park was full of charity runners again :(

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What is going on, a lot of things happening in the Park

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Well Spring and Summer gets many activitives in the park!

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Oh okay.
I wouldn't know which is it because here it's just raining

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Good morning Ophelia!
I just woke up to rain rain hammering against the windows 😂😂😂

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Good morning,
That's a good sign 😆 I love rain

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hehe I do when it is night time!

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Or when there is nothing to do.

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Haha yea that is true too😁

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enjoy the rain, I am envious.

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oh no, it rained all day!
Did I say that it rained all day?
Well it did haha
Good evening nigeria!

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😆 just imagine, you are rubbing it in my face and crazy enough, it didn't rain at all here which is weird because it usually does.

I miss the cold 😭 it's been so hot today.

Anyways, I won't take the good evening 😆

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haha rubbing in your face, nah I am hoping for some of your warm weather to be honest!

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let's switch, I don't mind.

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Yes please, I need some sun, I do tan when the sun comes out, so go away go away rain 🤣🤣🤣

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And my skin is suffering due to the sun and heat, life isn't truly fair

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oh no, do you moisturize it?

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Skincare is a bit expensive and I haven't gotten to investing in products good for my skin.

My skin journey is crazy; I had really good skin, then I moved to Abuja which had more sun than my state and I think my skin got damaged by the sun making my skin sensitive.

Now anything I use doesn't work so I need to get more expensive products because that's all that can work.

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ah yes I heard Abuja is more hot!
hmm skin is important to take care of. I wonder if there are local remedies that perhaps you make and sell. a wee business for you?

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It's crazy hot and there are so many skincare brands, it's just really expensive plus the crazy inflation.

Might be a great business but a lot of people don't care about their skin unless to bleach it.

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oh yes crazy inflation, damn so that is why you would rather stay indoors

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So many reasons why I stay indoors; major is the inflation, second is my state has nothing to do, it is so tiring.

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Uff tff that is tiring

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It very much is.

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So I shall have to walk for the both of us!

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Hehehe, I guess so.

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Except it rained all day again today!

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😆 it rained here too and guess you got a cold.

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Well it is not raining today, so I sahll be going out woohoo!

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I want to be evil and pray that it rains 😆

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haha that is evil 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣
Naughty, naughty Ophelia deserves a spanking for wishing rain on my head 😂😂😂

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You can't spank me on my birthday, I don't think it's allowed 😆

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Oh yes it is today...
Happy Birthday Ophelia 🎉🎁🎂
Will just hug 🤗you and give you a birthday 😘 instead!

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Thank you so much, I'll take the hug the wait for the spanking tomorrow 😆

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Hehe I shall have my hand ready for your spanking tomorrow and in the meantime have a wonderful day and birthday

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You sure are surrounded with a wealth of nature Tito Ed, with feathered friends and all the colours there is, simply amazing! Sammy is super cute!

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Yes nature is gorgeous, always different depending where on our planet we are, but always amazing, from birds to animals and flowers and trees in between, hehe Sammy is a wee cutie CJ!

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Truly Tito Ed, and Sammy often steals the show, lol!

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Sammy is a star and his wee claws clenching got me lol

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He sure is. The little guy is a darling.

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That is for sure, it was pishing with rain today, so did not get to the park, uff tomorrow hopefully!

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Nice Pictures!
Nature is always amazing; it shows perfectly the Living-now.

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Thank you very much Alfredo, I agree that nature is amazing and shows us her living in the now:)

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hello Sammy!!!! now i miss those trees without leaves but now they look prettier in colours!

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ah yes you and your naed trees! Oh well they will be back, did you like Sammy clinging onto the rock!

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Oh! My beautiful nature
The greatest artist
The greatest of all time 😊

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The greatest artist
The greatest of all time 😊

oh yes that is perfect, what a way to describe our amazing nature:)

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Ducky and birdy in one post.. Love to see them again 😁..

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Thank you so very much, it is a wonderful community, nature really is amazing:)

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