Saturday, 25 July 2015

Picture This #313 ~ Wood

Many thanks to Pat for hosting this week's challenge. A great theme with lots of possibilities!! 

Here are mine:

1) Wagon-wheel, seen outside a building at the Grand Canyon.
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2) Liberty Bell general store, Bonnie Springs, Nevada.
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3) Outhouses, Batsto Industrial Village, New Jersey.
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4) Carved swan, Brownsea Island, Dorset, England.
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It is all around us. Funny this theme should come up now. I have been shooting more shots of wood on then last few trips. Walking through 900 year old forest and getting shots of the bark on the trees. Maybe not interesting to many, but was catching my eye at the time.
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I will save the shots and figure out how to use them in my living surroundings, Or not. Time will tell.
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 Here is one huge root ball of one that had fallen over. 900 plus years old. Guess you could say it had a good life.
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Looking a bit closer reveals something special I had not counted on seeing. 
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Gnome homes! Wow who would have thunk?
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Lot more to wood than meets the eye. Just think of all the stories wood can tell. 
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Picture This #313 ~ Wood

Thank you for putting my chilly butterfly as banner. Thanks, Pat, for a wonderful theme with so many possibilities.

Bugs on a fence

Bugs on an old fence railing with lichen

My doors

Wooden doors in the evening light

Old Woman Bay driftwood

A piece of driftwood on the shore of Old Woman Bay, Lake Superior, Canada. I wanted to get a picture with my husband in it to show how huge it was, but he was sleeping in the sand.



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PT CCCXIII ~ Wood

Beautiful banner by Benni and well-chosen theme by Pat.

PB is up to its new trick again and I cant get to my act. Therefore the links comes from my own Blogger site.
These three shots were taken at the same occasion at a visit to the Fredriksdal Open Air Museum, Helsingborg 
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PICTURE THIS #313 ~ WOOD

HI ALL!!
THANKS PAT FOR A COOL THEME,
THANKS BENNI FOR A GREAT BANNER!!


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The four shots were taken in Portugal

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A WOOD DRUM ON A WOOD CHEST, BEHIND OF WHICH YOU SEE THE SIDE REAR OF AN OLD WOOD CART WOOD



Friday, 24 July 2015

Picture This #313 ~ Wood

Mitch asked if I would, and I said yes, so here I am. Sorry to be early, but I never know when I wake up on Saturday mornings, fit in my daily cleaning and cooking, so Friday evening is a better bet that I can do it.
No more weddings to attend now, just trying to cope with no rain and temperatures of around 34°C.

The theme this week is wood, in any shape or size you want. We have probably had it before, but being a golden oldie my memory is not longer what it used to be.


I thought I would begin with this one, and I really do not know if I have brought it before. It is part of a wooden fence in the local hermitage with the sign of the year 1908, but I do not know why.

A Sunday afternoon walk through the Einsiedelei, Rüttenen

We re-organised our patio furniture this year and did away with the plastic table to replace it with a wooden table and chairs. Guess who decided it was much more comfortable than the old table.
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And I took this photo looking up into a tree as the formation of the branches was interesting.
Close up of tree in Feldbrunnen

And the collection would not be complete without a tree I photographed at the local cemetery
Tree, Feldbrunnen



Tuesday, 21 July 2015

PICTURE THIS #312 ~ YOUR FAVOURITE RECENT PHOTOS OF 2015

Well seeing how I seemed to miss more than I made it in time for this year. I think most of these shots will be new here. But all are from my takes in 2015.
Again thank you for the shot of sun being added to the banner this week.  That shot is proof that we need to think outside the box now and then to bring forth a new angle. At least for me.

 This first shot is of a Monarch butterfly. Loved the colors of the lavender and the blue in the wings.
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This second one is of a fence that just struck me as an interesting shot. Not sure why. But this was off the coast when we were on one of our last trips.
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With the hot weather that the west coast has been seeing this year. The fire season got off to a really fast start this year. This was in Richmond Ca in early July. The fires had started on Vancouver Island while we were there, and this is the smoke that was starting to show on the mainland as we were working our way back from the trip.
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Then ending with a bloom
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Sunday, 19 July 2015

PICTURE THIS #312 ~ YOUR FAVOURITE RECENT PHOTOS OF 2015

Congratulations Randall! How I do love this week's banner image!

Lisbon trash turned into fish sculptures
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Cacti flowers
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Looking for an apparently lost golf ball (actually the ball was found inside that concrete duct)
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Saturday, 18 July 2015

Picture This #312 ~ Your Favorite Recent Photos Of 2015

Absolutely brilliant banner shot by Randall. I love the theme and might be doing some repeating here as I have not been as active recently as I would like.


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On a cool day, a butterfly took shelter on a daffodil. She stayed several hours until it warmed up.


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I know I have shown this before, but it was one of the loveliest of days and I found such a nice spot in which to enjoy it.

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Bee on knapweed.



Picture This #312 ~ Your Favourite Recent Photos Of 2015

Many thanks to Debby for hosting this week. A great theme, we should get lots of different subjects!! Unfortunately, due to a poor summer so far (sun during the week, then rain at the weekends), plus a couple of illnesses, I've not done any photography since April. So my entries, although taken in 2015, aren't exactly recent!! LOL!! As I've already used some of my favourites for other themes, I've tried to use ones I've not posted here before.

1) Camelia bud opening.
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2) Breaking Point. I took this photo because I was fascinated by the fact the tree had been eaten almost all the way through, but the upper half had not yet collapsed and fallen off. I hadn't realised til I got the photo onto my computer, that I had accidentally aligned the tree behind it, which you can see through the hole, out of focus.
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3) Sailing In The Mist. A lone sailing boat seen through the sea-mist off the Dorset coast, with the Needles, Isle Of Wight, in the background.
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4) Friendly shield-bug says "hello!!" A difficult shot to get, as he was sitting on my left arm, I had to try to hold the camera and focus it one-handed!!
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HI ALL!! THANKS DEB FOR HOSTING AND THANKS RANDALL FOR A COOL BANNER!!


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