Category Archives: Uncle Davey's Natural Selection

I love nature. This section contains everything that falls within that interest area.

Enjoy the Soup


Original YT playout date: 13 March 2010
Duration: 12:32

I go round checking what everyone’s up to. The result is this random soup, which does in fact include the consumption of soup.
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Fear of Felines


Original YT playout date: 7 March 2010
Duration: 4:06

In answer to PerChristensen’s recent comment on a Prague blog liking the effect used, I did this whole video in it. Here we can see our piano teacher’s daughter being help over her fear of cats at the start, although Irina putting Pushkin through his attack paces may not have been totally reassuring to that little girl. That’s Russians for you, I suppose.
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Sunset with migrating starlings and the beginnings of a tornado


Original YT playout date: 16 January 2010
Duration: 5:49

This interesting sky was filmed on my drive home last year one November evening. The song is a composition of mine which doesn’t have words yet, but I am thinking about plum trees with white blossom on, seen across the plain of a river in spring flood. If anyone wants to turn that into a lyric, be my guest. After that we have a fairly random scene where Sophie starts to do one of her extemporaneous “stories” while we are waiting for our takeaway to be ready. I’m not sure that what you see in the sky is really the beginning of a tornado, but at first glance it sort of looked like one. Not sure how else something like that would be there just on its own like that …
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Кфтвщь Ыщтп Цшерщге Цщквыю


 

Original YT playout date: 29 July 2009
Duration: 2:360

Those of you familiar with the Russian keyboard will be able to work out what the heading says to this video. Let’s see who can decode it first in the comments.

I thought I had switched it back to English letters, and it wasn’t intentional, but then I thought it might be a bit of fun to leave it like that.

Anyway, here’s a bit more of the good old temporaneous music, mixed with footage for which I had no decent sound anyway. All very random…
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Teaching the Bengal Cat a taste for human blood


Original YT playout date: 27 December 2009
Duration: 2:24

They will play fight with Pushkin even when he’s not in the mood, and that’s when he shows them who’s boss…

Good for him, I say. Not an ounce of sympathy from me if a cat scratches you!
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Relaxing on the Terrace


Original YT playout date: 25 December 2009
Duration: 18:59

A bit more footage from the terrace, from back in September 2009. It looks very different now. Most of the plants here didn’t go forward, the peonies were effectively annuals. The lilac is still alive, but even the dogwood went in the end, though I did last a good few years. The yuccas are still with us, the tamarisk not, or the roses. I think the junipers mainly lasted, but not even all of them.
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Cat eating spider


Original YT playout date: 19 September 2009
Duration: 6:20

Have you ever seen a cat eating spider? Now’s your chance.

Don’t miss the cute pics at the end of my wife with her daubs of cream when recovering from chickenpox a couple of months back!

I’m afraid I screwed up on the exposure in the middle bit, but I left it in anyway as it shows part of the ongoing saga of my terrace…
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Terrace Update


Original YT playout date: 10 September 2009
Duration: 6:15

I took this footage a couple of months back and kinda overlooked playing it out, but here goes. Obviously some of the flower shots at the end are a joke – they’re not all on my terrace! The fence is creosoted now, which means it has the same colour as the patio boards.
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Marine Aquarium at Warsaw Airport


Original YT playout date: 16 July 2009
Duration: 2:32

Just another little fishkeeper video. This is in the Business Shark lounge airside in the new terminal.
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Not the Alan Titchmarsh Show – with Bot Shots


Original YT playout date: 11 July 2009
Duration: 10:21

A rather interrupted look at my garden. I lost some of the stills I took for the end bit so I made them up with other bot (anical) shots I made earlier. The song is “Vecher na reyde”.
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A drive along the Vistula reservoir


Original YT playout date: 13 May 2009
Duration: 36:27

Between Wloclawek and Plock the Vistula broadens. We ride the road you can see on the map to the south of this lake. I keep up the usual running commentary.
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Scenes from Domestic Life


Original YT playout date: 2 May 2009
Duration: 8:24

Some images from the balcony before the plants start to recover from the winter.
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