Friday, September 04, 2015

Five on Friday

Five on Friday is back after a summer break so I'm joining in with  Amy at Love Made my Home for this week's Friday five.  Click on the link at the bottom of this post to find others who are joining in too.

During our recent visit to Croome Park, near Pershore in Worcestershire we spotted some of the fabulous birds that have been installed in the woodlands for this summer.  Made of fibreglass they are each about two metres in length and created by Will Datson.  Their plumage has been designed by four different artists  Sharon Farrelly, Lucy Hutchinson, Santhanha Nguyen and James Birkin. The birds are decorated with historical references taken from the history of Croome. The shape of the bird is taken from a golden pheasant because the wife of the 6th Earl of Coventry kept a menagerie of rare and beautiful birds including golden and silver pheasants.




Isn't it good that Five on Friday is back? I have a quite busy day today so I'll catch up with you all this evening.
Happy Friday and have a lovely weekend everyone.


32 comments:

  1. Yes it is! Great birds, the second one looks like a mirror. Have fun x

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    1. Will do! It has a very reflective quality about it doesn't it?:)

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  2. They really are eye catching, such a great idea. Very talented artists.

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    1. We only saw six of the eight that are there:)

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  4. Very nice works - and certainly a good deal easier to spot than real Golden Pheasants which are notoriously shy birds.

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    1. Yes, the real ones are hard to spot and even harder to photograph:)

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  5. Lovely colourful birds! Enjoy your busy day ! x

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    1. Thanks, Simone - we met friends and had lunch and visited an ancient abbey ruins - it stayed dry - thank goodness:)

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    1. Thanks, Michelle and thank you for visiting, I'm afraid I still can't leave a cooment on your Five on Friday posts as I'm not on Google plus:)

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  7. Thank you for joining Five On Friday! Those birds are amazing aren't they. The fourth one is my favourite! Hope you have a great weekend! xx

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    1. Thanks, Amy, the fourth one is something to do with the Crusades I think:)

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    1. Thanks, Janet - they are a bit different aren't they?:)

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  9. Those birds are too funny. When I saw the first photo I thought it was a real bird. You surely had me fooled.

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    1. Thanks, Latane - glad to make you smile:)

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  10. Those birds are lovely, that is a brilliant idea to collaborate to celebrate the town's history like that. Thank you for sharing and yes, it's great that Five on Friday is back xx

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    1. They are brilliant aren't they?:)

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  11. Wonderful idea with the different artists for the birds - so fun to see them. Hope you get time to relax. - Karen

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    1. A relaxing day today after a lovely day out yesterday:)

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  12. love those different poses of birds, I'm visiting from Five on Friday.

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    1. Glad you liked the birds, Linda:)

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  13. The birds look fab! I hope you had time to relax xx

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    1. Yes, plentry of relaxing today:)

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  14. How wonderful! A delightful touch to remind the visitors of the area's history!

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    1. I think they allowed school children to design one of the birds so that would be interesting and informative for them:)

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  15. How lovely - such a clever idea. Some people are just so talented.

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    1. So simple yet so effective - I wish I had that kind of talent:)

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