On the Second Day of Christmas …

But hang on a bit! We have the first day to worry about first …

On the first day of Christmas, my true love sent to me -
A partridge in a pear tree.

Um, I can’t do a partridge. Will another game bird, a pheasant, do? And I can’t do a pear tree either. Here’s an apple tree.

On the second day of Christmas, my true love sent to me -
Two turtle doves...

I offer you instead two common-or-garden wood pigeons.

I've an awful feeling I shall come to regret starting this: my photo archive is not stuffed with images of milkmaids - or lords a-leaping. Among other items mentioned in the song. I shall seek to rise to this self-imposed challenge.

Author: margaret21

I'm retired and living in North Yorkshire, where I walk as often as I can, write, volunteer, and travel as often as I can.

42 thoughts on “On the Second Day of Christmas …”

  1. I love that you are joining in. I could have iused a pheasant too, and two collared doves, but figured lords a leaping and drummers could be much more challenging. I’m intrigued with your interpretations.

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  2. Haha! This will get captivating! A few years ago, I noticed that I was served five onion rings at Arby’s – and I immediately used it on Facebook as – five golden rings. So that day I have down. I love photographing festivals and especially dance groups. I will have to check and see how many “lords” and “ladies” I have. I have photos from a dairy – not sure any maids amilking, though. Nope, not going to join in. I’ll just wait and see what you come up with. All the best!


  3. Not sure that I can tell a partridge from a pheasant so I’ll let you off with that one, but even I know what a pear looks like. You must have a pears in vin rouge shot from your French days? And no, I’ll not join in the leaping fun but I’ll wait expectantly.

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    1. The stupid thing is that every single French shot is stored on an external hard drive and I never get the energy together to do anything about it. It SHOULD have been a Lockdown project … Still in England? Oh no, you were leaving in Boxing Day I think. Hope all went well!


      1. A croquet outfit? I thought that was a crinoline and bonnet! That sounds rude but isn’t meant to be,. It’s a fun game, but I do associate it with Alice in Wonderland.


      2. The club is called the Pink Flamingo croquet club, Margaret, and Alice is never very far away, especially at the Christmas party edition 🤣.I am modestly attired in turquoise t-shirt and white trousers, basking in 23C. Sorry to disappoint 😞 💖

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  4. Love your pheasant picture, and this made me giggle. I was going to hope you’ve had a wonderful Christmas, but reading some of the comments, not all has gone to plan. I’ll wish everyone a speedy recovery instead.

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