Weekly Photo Challenge: Resilient

December 31, 2016 at 4:40 pm 17 comments

Location: Bygdøy Peninsula, Oslo, Norway
While wandering around near the Fram Museum, I spotted a seabird standing on one leg.

"What a show off!" I muttered to myself. Then I noticed that the other leg was injured, so I had to eat my words.

The next thing I knew, he flew from his perch and I caught him on camera attempting to land on the boardwalk. As I recorded it for posterity, it made me grimace. It wasn’t clean. But he made it.

Feathers no longer unruffled, I noticed a smirk on his face. “Look at me now,” he seemed to be saying.

If there was something he taught me, it was resilience against all odds.

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17 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Tina Schell  |  January 1, 2017 at 8:26 am

    Poor guy – hope he’s able to recover. Happy New YEar to you!

    • 2. plaridel  |  January 1, 2017 at 9:46 am


      i hope so, too. happy new year to you.

  • 3. stenoodie  |  January 1, 2017 at 5:43 pm

    Aw, poor bird. I hope he or she is doing fine now. Happy new year! 🙂

    • 4. plaridel  |  January 2, 2017 at 5:44 pm


      i certainly hope so. happy new year to you, too. 🙂

  • 5. stoner on a rollercoaster  |  October 7, 2017 at 2:46 pm


    • 6. plaridel  |  October 9, 2017 at 3:22 pm


      thanks, i’m glad it made you smile. 🙂

      • 7. stoner on a rollercoaster  |  October 9, 2017 at 3:36 pm

        I don’t know why i wasn’t able to comment on your latest post..i looked for the contact form to let you know but it wasnt there..
        Umm..but i saw other comments on it so maybe there’s something wrong at my end.

        • 8. plaridel  |  October 10, 2017 at 10:11 am


          it’s weird. wordpress can be unpredictible sometimes. as for the contact form, the theme that i’m using right now doesn’t support it. i wonder if it’s time for a change. 🙂

          • 9. stoner on a rollercoaster  |  October 10, 2017 at 10:28 am

            Oh. I kept looking for it.
            The theme i was using actually had it but still vanished dont know how untill i changed everything all over again.

        • 10. plaridel  |  October 11, 2017 at 11:20 am


          maybe it’s time for me to change, too. 🙂

          • 11. stoner on a rollercoaster  |  October 11, 2017 at 11:41 am

            Maybe 🙂

            • 12. plaridel  |  October 11, 2017 at 4:00 pm


              it’s too much work, but i’d think about it. 🙂

              • 13. stoner on a rollercoaster  |  October 11, 2017 at 4:07 pm

                You have been here for longer so i assume you know better. But check menu options again maybe it is there. I dont know that much to be honest.

                • 14. plaridel  |  October 11, 2017 at 7:54 pm


                  i didn’t find it, but i’ll check again.

                  • 15. stoner on a rollercoaster  |  October 11, 2017 at 11:01 pm

                    When you go to customise your theme. In menu settings it gives you option to manually add menu items in main menu. Mine was there.

                    • 16. plaridel  |  October 12, 2017 at 11:24 am


                      i checked and it’s not listed as a menu item. at least, in the current theme that i use. thanks for looking up for me.

                    • 17. stoner on a rollercoaster  |  October 12, 2017 at 11:32 am

                      You’re welcome. 🙂

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