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Hairy Pigs. #Mangalica #Pig #Easdale #Island #Photo www.henni.photo

Hairy Pigs on Easdale Island

Post by Lynn and Paul Henni

Having summoned the ferry to take us from Easdale village to Easdale Island by pressing the bell, we thought we’d probably be back on the next scheduled one about half an hour later.  After all, it’s a small island and we had visited it previously.  We had not anticipated the lure of the woolly pig or the blonde Mangalica pig, according to Wikipedia.

We found a sign saying ‘Pigs’ and followed the direction in which it pointed.  We came across a sunken area with a couple of these lovely Mangalica snoozing away – this is the female.

Mangalica Piglets, Easdale Island, Scotland.  Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.

Once we got closer, we realised that there was a large litter of tiny piglets sprawled over the male pig – we later established they were about 2 weeks old.  They started to move around as we got closer.

Mangalica Piglets, Easdale Island, Scotland. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.

A close-up of one of the piglets straddling dad’s foot.

Mangalica Piglets, Easdale Island, Scotland. Photo by and copyright of Lynn Henni.

Clearly, it was tea-time so they all made for the mother and started suckling.  She did her best to sleep on.

Mangalica Piglets, Easdale Island, Scotland. Photo by and copyright of Lynn Henni.

After a lot of wriggling, they managed to line up so they could all get in to feed.

Mangalica Piglets, Easdale Island, Scotland. Photo by and copyright of Lynn Henni.

Happy little piglets!

Mangalica Piglets, Easdale Island, Scotland. Photo by and copyright of Lynn Henni.

Once fed, they all toddled off.

Mangalica Piglets, Easdale Island, Scotland. Photo by and copyright of Lynn Henni.

And back to dad – perhaps he has more body heat but the challenge was for the whole litter to climb on top of him and find a secure perch.

Mangalica Piglets, Easdale Island, Scotland. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.

There were several false starts and not all climbing was elegant.

Mangalica Piglets, Easdale Island, Scotland. Photo by and copyright of Lynn Henni.

Some tried a double-decker approach to hold on.

Mangalica Piglets, Easdale Island, Scotland. Photo by and copyright of Lynn Henni.

Eventually, they managed to form a neat line although the one at the end didn’t look to secure and more wriggling, slipping and re-climbing followed.

Mangalica Piglets, Easdale Island, Scotland. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.

Looking quite contented here.

Mangalica Piglets, Easdale Island, Scotland. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.

They look much more comfortable lying snuggled up next to their dad – well, apart from the one underneath but it looked happy enough.

Mangalica Piglets, Easdale Island, Scotland. Photo by and copyright of Lynn Henni.

The sow slept on presumably happy that the boar was looking after their little family.

Mangalica Piglets, Easdale Island, Scotland. Photo by and copyright of Lynn Henni.

If you want to visit the pigs, they are owned by the folk who run the Easdale B&B which looks like a very peaceful place to stay.

Finally, a short summary of what we have on show in Edinburgh at the moment.

henni.photo Prints and Etchings at 3 locations

Currently, our prints and etchings are on display at McDonald-Greene Jewellers in Bruntsfield,  at Dundas Street Framers and in the Art Collective at 139 Princes Street.  All work is for sale and ready to take away, but please feel free just to go and have a look and tell us what you think. Nothing beats seeing a print on the wall – you get a much better idea of it than on a screen.

henni.photo @ McDonald Greene jewellers, Bruntsfield, Edinburgh. Photo by and copyright of Lynn Henni.
henni.photo @ McDonald Greene jewellers, Bruntsfield, Edinburgh. Photo by and copyright of Lynn Henni.
henni.photo @ Dundas Street Framers. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
henni.photo @ Dundas Street Framers. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
henni.photo @ The Art Collective, Princes Street, Edinburgh. Photo by and copyright of Lynn Henni.
henni.photo @ The Art Collective, Princes Street, Edinburgh. Photo by and copyright of Lynn Henni.

Edinburgh Alphabet Exhibition at The CityArt Centre

Paul’s photo is still on display in this exhibition, which is free and runs until October. See this post for more details.

City Art Centre A to Z Exhibition, ‘On The Inside’, Vaseline Hair’ Photo by and copyright of Lynn Henni.

If there are any other images you are interesting in buying as prints  – framed, mounted or rolled in a tube – that are not in the exhibitions please email us to let us know.

And don’t forget to follow us on Facebook or Instagram, where we post regularly.

Tales from the #Castle .@edinburghcastle .@welovehistory #Mist #Edinburgh #Photo

Post by Paul  Henni.

Tales From The Castle – Allan The Storyteller.

Historic Environment Scotland look after Edinburgh Castle and every year, as part of the Doors Open Day, open the castle for free for the day on or around St. Andrew’s Day.Last year we went along and, being November, got numb fingers taking photos.

Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
HaarCastle. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.

 

As I wandered around I bumped into Allan Burnett dressed in his 1854 red tunic and kilt just after he finished entertaining a crowd with tales of historical doings.  I had a quick chat as I grabbed a few shots and I found out that he is a well known author, especially books for young people. He is published by Birlinn Press.

Allan Burnett, Author and Storyteller. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Allan Burnett, Author and Storyteller. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Allan Burnett, Author and Storyteller. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Allan Burnett, Author and Storyteller. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Allan Burnett, Author and Storyteller. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Allan Burnett, Author and Storyteller. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.

 

 

Swan Rescue #SSPCA #Blackford #Pond #Cygnet #Edinburgh .@ScottishSPCA www.henni.photo

Post by Paul Henni

Another lunchtime stroll around the Blackford Pond and came across these women from the SSPCA rescuing a young male adult swan who hadn’t ‘flown the nest’ and, sadly, was being harassed by his parent to do so. This had left him in a poor state, so he was being rescued for re-location to the SSPCA Centre in Alloa for feeding up and future release.

Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.

#Blackford #Pond #Cormorant #Seabird #Edinburgh .@Edinburgh_CC www.henni.photo

Post by Paul Henni

A lunchtime stroll around the Blackford Pond and the unusual sight of a family of Cormorants, presumably sheltering from the harsh sea conditions. Updated today with a few more shots. They look like Pterodacyls, positively pre-historic critters.

Another Blackford Pond Cormorant. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Another Blackford Pond Cormorant. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Another Blackford Pond Cormorant. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Another Blackford Pond Cormorant. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Another Blackford Pond Cormorant. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Another Blackford Pond Cormorant. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.

#Heron #Eats #Fish #Water of #Leith #Edinburgh #Bird .@WOLCT www.henni.photo

Post by Paul Henni

Potential indigestion? On the Water of Leith, near the Stockbridge Bridge, this large Heron had caught a big fish – a trout I think – and had it wedged to stop it flapping around. It had a couple of attempts to swallow it whole and then, incredibly, it did just that. It then just stood there, swollen necked and slightly smug.

Potential Indigestion 1. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Potential Indigestion 1. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Potential Indigestion 2. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Potential Indigestion 2. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Potential Indigestion 3. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Potential Indigestion 3. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.

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