Monday, 30 March 2015

Picture This #296 ~ Puppy (Or Dog) Love

Congratulations to Heidi for her photo chosen for this week's banner. It's a very clear capture of the sculpture.

I also want to thank Anders for hosting this week with this topic. I am a dog lover. We were blessed to have two great dogs for pets. Their lives are short for us but those brief years are a lifetime for the dogs.

I had this black and white print taken with our Sheltie, Boz when our daughter was young. He was very good with the children. He must have felt protective of her.

Our last dog, Rosie was a mixed breed. She had a different temperment than the Sheltie but she had some endearing qualities. She loved laying in the morning sun in our kitchen.

This is my sister-in-law's black Lab, Comet. He is such an affectionate dog. We don't own a dog now so he is our endeared pet we visit.





Sunday, 29 March 2015

PICTURE THIS #296 ~ PUPPY (OR DOG) LOVE

HI ALL AND A HAPPY SUNDAY AND NICE PALM SUNDAY TO THOSE WHO OBSERVE IT.

THANKS FOR PICKING MY PICTURE FOR THE BANNER MAKES MY DAY.

I DON'T HAVE MANY DOG OR PUPPY SHOTS BUT IT IS A NICE THEME AND AM LOVING ALL THE COOL SHOTS, ANDERS.

 
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Saturday, 28 March 2015

Picture This #296 ~ Puppy (Or Dog) Love

Congratulations Heidi on the super banner picture and thanks for hosting this week Anders.

I am not a dog person. I like dogs, but somehow my felines do not want to share their place with a dog. Anyhow as I always have a camera somewhere when I go out, I do tend to get doggy pictures. I even have a file full, marked "Dogs", so here we go.

A friend of mine is a farmer's wife and has 7 children. A couple have moved out, but they have all sorts of animals and one of her daughters has this dog. I think it has some sort of Chinese name of breed, but when I am on a visit there is always a photo to take home, so here it is.
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This might be one of those dogs they call Papillon, like a butterfly. He was at a village football tournament where I was doing the first aid stuff and I took a shot.
Unknown dog at football tournament, Riedholz

I think this is a so-called King Poodle, anyhow he is big!!
King Poodle

Even dogs have to take a break now and again. In the supermarket restaurant
Dogs seen in Migros Restaurant, Langendorf

Picture This #296 ~ Puppy (Or Dog) Love

Many thanks to Anders for hosting this week's challenge. A great theme, everyone should have some doggie photos in their collection!!

Here are mine:

1) Portrait of my mom's dog 'Sable'.
Sable

2) This dog was enjoying a day at the beach.
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3) This guy was hoping for a lick of ice-cream.
Gimme A Lick

4) Statue of 'Old faithful', Cardiff Bay
Old Faithful



Friday, 27 March 2015

PICTURE THIS #296 ~ PUPPY (OR DOG) LOVE

Congratulations, Heidi! Love the banner image for this week.

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At the main square (Lisbon)
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Somewhere in Lisbon
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Picture This #296 ~ Puppy (Or Dog) Love

Packing to go north, but always have time for Picture This. I'll be back Sunday to comment on everyone's photographs. Here are mine.

Blue Dog
Shop entrance in small town in Michigan

Dog with frisbee
Spencer enjoys the beach

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My favorite dog in the whole world, Buck.



Picture This #296 ~ Puppy (Or Dog) Love

Wonderful banner by Heidi!! 

Welcome and greetings from Sweden. This is Anders and I'm hosting this weeks theme which is PUPPY (OR DOG) LOVE. Animals are notoriously hard to photograph but I have been lucky at at least three occasions. The first one was when we fetched our new dog at the breeders - mum held little Kalle in her arms and he looked right into the camera. The second shot is from an excursion I was on with a photoclub of which I was a member - the little dog belonged to one of the members and the third and last one is my neighbour's new puppy. Hope you'll enjoy this theme and I'm looking forward to your entries.

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Saturday, 21 March 2015

Picture This #295 ~ Unique, Funny Or Odd

Thanks for hosting Benni and congratulations on the great banner shot by Robert.


I would call this one 'spot the firebugs'. They are there enjoying the first days of sun.
Fire bugs in the rockery


This is a so-called Shire horse, his name is Guinness because of the white mouth. I think he was poking his tongue out at me.
Cart horse Feldbrunnen


Saw this perched on a gravestone in the local cemetery. Who is the odd one out?
Grave monument, Cemetery St. Kathrinen


And here it is Me after a four kilometer walk with Mr. Swiss. Resting on a bench, dressed in my walking gear and hoping to lose a few kilos in weight this year.
On a walk



PT CCXCV ~ Unique, Funny Or Odd

Terrific banner by Robert and theme by Benni.

This owl-statue stands on the grounds of Vrams Gunnarstorp Castle near the outbuildings.
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One of my first macros. It's a brass peacock.
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This is the lower part of the astronomical clock which stands immediately to the left of the main entrance of Lund Cathedral.
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And as a bonus-shot - my uncle and his wife at a visit the summer of 10. I call it the Beast & The Beauty.
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Picture This #295 ~ Unique, Funny Or Odd

Many thanks to Benni for hosting this week. She has chosen a really fun theme, which should produce some interesting shots!!

Here are mine:

1) I spotted this funny face at Stackpole Gardens last summer.
Funny Face 1

2) These guys looked like they were playing a game of 'Simon Says' LOL.
Simon Says

3) Straw 'Sun God' effigy I saw at Castell Henllys iron-age centre.
Straw Sun God

4) Joanne seen through a bubble-chamber at Technoquest, Cardiff.
Bubble Blonde





Picture This #295 ~ Unique, Funny Or Odd

Thanks, Benni for choosing this whimsical theme. I didn't think that I had any photos that could match up to this challenge but I do.

The first one that I offer is one that I enhanced my snow covered car this winter.

Here's a fox asleep in the warm Arizona sun.

I spotted these cats of Good Fortune on Mulberry Street, NYC, known as "Little Italy"

My last shot is a statue on 7th Ave, NYC. It was known as the Garment District.




PICTURE THIS #295 ~ UNIQUE, FUNNY OR ODD

MORNING ALL!! WHAT A WONDERFUL BANNER!!
A MOST WONDERFUL THEME!!


FUNNY: SCULPTURE FOUND IN THE BLACK FOREST 7ad08968-aa64-4be7-92a2-fcf92ead3c5a

UNIQUE: THIS WAS AN ACCIDENT ON THE END OF THE ROLL OF FILM b5a59cf3-ead5-40db-88c1-0092598d682f

FUNNY: MY GRANDSON IS SUCH A CARD, LOVES TO HAM IT UP DSC00430-1


Friday, 20 March 2015

PICTURE THIS #295 ~ UNIQUE, FUNNY OR ODD

THANKS, BENNI, FOR THE CHOICE OF A FUNNY THEME.

 MY CONTRIBUTIONS WERE ALL TAKEN IN  PORTUGAL

Gold and ivory ornaments of a German golfer friend. He often shows up at golf parties wearing all these pieces of jewellery!!! 

UNIQUE, FUN OR ODD


Fish without tail!!!UNIQUE, FUN OR ODD 

Hand-painted  mosaic signs for ladies and  gentlemen toilets!UNIQUE, FUN OR ODD

Picture This #295 ~ Unique, Funny Or Odd

BONUS TOO! Hi this is Benni, spending my last weekend in sunny warm Florida. Mitch asked me to host and I thought it was just the thing to boost my spirits. The theme is "Unique, funny, or odd". I'm thinking most of you must have pictures that fit in this category.

And here is the bonus: usually we only post pictures we have taken ourselves. But this week, only if you want to, you can put up a picture of yourself that someone else took, especially if it is "unique, funny or odd". You'll see what I mean when you get to my picture.

Violet in Tree
This violet found a place to nestle in the crook of a tree.

Wet bird
Unhappy wet bird.

Gecko
Gecko in the sun.

Jaws
Taken by my husband a few years ago. I emerged unscathed from the jaws of the (plastic) beast.

There they are. Have fun. I look forward to seeing your contributions!!



Tuesday, 17 March 2015

Picture This #294 ~ If I Were A Bird

Hello, I've been absent for a long time. I have viewed the photos and procrastinated on submitting photos for each week's theme.

Congratulations to Pat for her photo of the flowers chosen as this week's banner. How wonderful to know Spring comes on Friday. I don't know what kind of flowers they are but it really perks me up to welcome a new season.

I have three photos taken recently of gulls.