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Weekly Photo Challenge • February

Weekly Photo Challenge: Project 52

Hello everyone! Here is a recap of my second month of pictures taken for the photo a day project. I am participating in The Bethadilly 52. This involves taking one themed photo each week for a whole year. If you click the images I post here, it will take you right to my Instagram. Don't forget to follow me there, and you can also check out other great images taken for this challenge using the hashtag #thebethadilly52. Thank you for following along!

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Project 52: February

Gobbles is on the lookout for a Valentine. He prefers to romance shoes of any kind. His favorite shoe to woo is a textured boot. Once he spots one, he starts his mating dance until the shoe is under his spell. What a stud.

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Project 52: February

A symbol of romance & love

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Project 52: February

Maintaining a healthy freshwater aquarium is a commitment, but it’s something I love to do. Keeping a balanced tank requires a whole eco-system of helpful bacteria, plants, sufficient lighting, heating, aeration, filtration and of course fish! I’ve had these Red Jewel cichlids for years. This one is a second generation that I raised from little teeny tiny fry. Just like an outdoor garden, adding plants to the aquarium naturalizes the tank while making it look beautiful and green. I added these Amazon Swords to the tank today. Mimicking the conditions they encounter out in the wild really helps fish thrive. My fish enjoy lots of rocks and picking out a personal territory. This species also loves Texas Holey Rock. It is made of decalcified limestone and assists with sustaining a pH they enjoy. I’ve also added a small army of mystery snails to keep algae at bay. It’s so relaxing to watch them slowly maneuver their way across the tank. Perhaps you’ve seen my video I posted today of the tank MVP named White Shadow working his way up the glass. I have just as much fun taking care of my underwater garden as I do my outdoor gardens. Picking out a new Marimo moss ball makes me way more excited than I probably should be. Observing the fish gliding through the water and exploring makes me so happy. It certainly is a rewarding hobby!

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Project 52: February

The snow has finally melted here in Massachusetts and everyone is enjoying it! We had a few days that almost reached 70° The chickens are on the move, enjoying the open snack bar in the mud. What’s the weather like where you live??

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  • Darren Coleshill
    March 19, 2017 at 4:26 pm

    I love the bright vibrant red rose

    Thank you for linking up

  • Confessions of a New Mummy
    March 19, 2017 at 5:20 pm

    The photos of Gobbles (is there a more perfect name for a turkey?!) and the chicken are just wonderful. We have chickens, if my husband had his way we’d probably have several turkeys too!

  • Fiona Cambouropoulos
    March 19, 2017 at 6:44 pm

    All amazing photos, Gobbles is quite a magnificent Turkey

  • Vibeke Johannessen
    March 20, 2017 at 6:30 pm

    Such lovely photos 😀 You got a real talent. Love the rose 😀 Keep up the good work 😀

  • Anna
    March 20, 2017 at 7:11 pm

    Photo challenges are the best! That rose image is stunning!

  • Amanda Jones
    March 21, 2017 at 9:08 pm

    I love the pictures, I will have to look into that challenge. I recently acquired a fancy new camera I have wanted to play around with inside of a photo challenge! That turkey is magnificent!

  • Elizabeth
    March 21, 2017 at 9:47 pm

    The fish photo is what captured me!

  • riitta k
    March 22, 2017 at 1:00 am

    Amazing photos. Goobles is impressive!

  • Rhonda Albom
    March 22, 2017 at 5:35 am

    I’ve never looked at a turkey closely before. What is that hair thing below it’s face?

  • Michelle Liew
    March 22, 2017 at 11:02 am

    Gobbles looks fantastic!

  • Lisa Sell
    March 22, 2017 at 4:53 pm

    I love the idea of this challenge. You’ve definitely got a good eye. Think I might give this a try too.

  • bettyl - NZ
    March 23, 2017 at 4:02 am

    Nice shots. I have never seen a turkey beard up close. Lovely color of the rose and the fish looks so sweet.

  • Handmade Jewelry Haven
    March 24, 2017 at 8:41 pm

    I know I am a ‘city’ girl…but is that HAIR on the Turkey??
    Your pics are amazing!

    – Lisa

  • Michelle Ramblingwoods
    March 26, 2017 at 2:54 pm

    I love Mr. Gobbles….handsome boy. What pair of shoes could resist that boy…Love seeing your farm friends….Michelle

  • Lisa
    March 26, 2017 at 8:35 pm

    The BethaDilly challenge is so fun. I have never participated, but someday I just might. I love your fish shot. Planting season is coming soon, I bet you are excited. I love your farm so I am always excited to see your photos.

  • Eileen
    March 27, 2017 at 9:14 am

    Hello, Wonderful images. I love the turkey, chicken and the cute fish. Beautiful rose! Happy Monday, enjoy your day and new week ahead!

  • Michela
    March 28, 2017 at 12:53 am

    I love your photos, especially the chicken and the black cat!! (I have many chickens and a black cat but my photos are nothing like yours!) well done.

  • Eva
    March 28, 2017 at 5:13 pm

    That turkey is gorgeous! I’m not sure I’ve ever said that about a turkey before…

  • Leah
    March 29, 2017 at 5:41 am

    I have never looked at a picture of a turkey before. Gosh they are ugly!! haha You take wonderful pictures, you have a very special talent. You have a new subscriber!!!

  • Leta
    March 30, 2017 at 3:28 pm

    Beautiful photos. So glad to see some sunshine and warmth again here. #AnimalTales

  • Les Fous du Cap France
    April 2, 2017 at 2:58 pm

    Ce dindon est magnifique 😉
    Céline & Philippe

  • chickenruby
    April 5, 2017 at 1:54 am

    fantastic photo of the fish tank, you really can’t see the tank at all, looks like the fish is just there and not in a tank of water

  • Rosie (@greenrosielife)
    April 9, 2017 at 3:05 am

    Goggles is gorgeous and I am sure anyone – shoe or otherwise will fall under his spell! Spring has been very kind to us this year in Normandy and the weather is warming up nicely … I have ducklings due in 3 weeks, bought new checks at market last week and my lambs are growing well! #AnimalTales

  • Rosie (@greenrosielife)
    April 9, 2017 at 3:06 am

    * Gobbles #oops