Sunday, 29 January 2017

Picture This #387 ~ Flowers

Many thanks to Heidi for hosting this week. A great theme for cheering up these dull, dark winter days. Sorry I'm late posting, I've been away to visit my mom for her 80th Birthday. We held a surprise party for her. 

1) 'Blush' Sunflower.
Blush Sunflower

2)  Gazania, with guest.
Gazania 2

3) Calendula.
Calendula Heart 3

4) Osteospermum.
Osteospermum Heart 3



Saturday, 28 January 2017

Picture This #387 ~ Flowers

Wonderful banner shot by Pat. Simple but full of interest. Great theme by Heidi. I had a bit of a hard time posting my pix, seems to be sorted.


Apple blossoms and bee



Hibicus


Sand turtle




Picture This #387 ~ Flowers

First of all thanks Mitch for featuring my peanuts as banner and thanks Heidi for hosting.

Taking photos of flowers is a regular thing with me. In WordPress we have a "Flower of the Day" challenge and I am always busy with my camera in the local flower department of the supermarket, they even know me now and they do not seem to mind.

I love the exotic flowers, the ones you do not often see, and only in the stores. One of my favourites is what I call a "triffid" although I believe they are actually members of the protea family, but I love the strange sizes and shapes, as well as the colours
Triffids

The name of these is Ranunculus it seems. I am not an expert, but read the labels on the flowers when I take the photos, so that I know what it is afterwards. They also arrive in various shapes, sizes and colours.
Ranunculus

Bromelia seem to arrive in various colours these days, but I had never seen a white one, so I had to take the photo.
Bromelia

And here a photo of my Kalanchoe. I love these little flower plants. The are reasonable in price, and flower at least a month. All they need is some water once a week. This is my new one, so I put it in the garden for a photo amongst the snowy background. My last one was an intensive yellow and that is now taking a rest before flowering again.
Kalanchoe



PT CCCLXXXVII ~ Flowers

Great theme by Heidi and wonderful banner by Pat.

Three flowers from our garden and inside our house.

Anders1


Anders2


Anders3



PICTURE THIS #387 ~ FLOWERS

HI ALL FROM GERMANY!! 
I WILL BE YOUR HOST THIS WEEK. 
MITCH, A WONDERFUL BANNER FROM PAT. 
OUR THEME WILL BE FLOWERS.
WE NEED A LOT OF COLOR TO UPLIFT OUR
SPIRITS THESE DAYS SO FILL THE PAGE WITH AS MANY FLOWERS AS YOU CAN FIND ENJOY AND BRING FORTH SUMMER.
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Saturday, 21 January 2017

Picture This #386 ~ Animal, Vegetable or Mineral

Thanks for hosting Benni and a wonderful banner photo.

Tabby decided to pose for a photo for everyone.

Tabby

I suppose you could call this a study in peanuts.
Peanuts

The Three Wise Monkeys - a sort of family piece that Mr. Swiss brought with him when we married 48 years ago.
Three Wise Monkeys




PICTURE THIS #386 ~ ANIMAL, VEGETABLE OR MINERAL

Love the eggplant shot by Benni. It reminds me of the eggplant soup that I like very much. 
Benni, your choice of theme for this week is really good...Thanks!


 Cats are my favourite pets so, my choice is not surprising ANIMAL, VEGETABLE OR MINERAL ~ (2)

 Looking at the plant, I would say she hadn't a green thumb...
ANIMAL, VEGETABLE OR MINERAL ~ (3)

Different mineral raw-materials - from iron to stone and clay - were necessary to make what you see below...
ANIMAL, VEGETABLE OR MINERAL ~ (1)



Picture This #386 ~ Animal, Vegetable Or Mineral

Many thanks to Benni for hosting this week all the way from sunny Florida. I wish I was there, it's damned cold here in Wales!!  Great theme, giving lots of scope for variety!!

1) Animal: Blonde Gibbon in a pine tree. Monkeyworld, Dorset, England.
Gibbon 1

2) Vegetable: Varigated Gourd. Stackpole Mencap Gardens, Pembrokeshire, Wales.
Gourd 1

3) Mineral: Sandstone formations. Red Canyon, Utah, USA.
Red Canyon 3



PT CCCLXXXVI ~ Animal, Vegetable Or Mineral

Beautiful banner and theme by Benni.

A pig in the domestic area of the Fredriksdal's Open Air Museum.Anders1


This beet and leaf composition had been put together for 
harvest festival in Höganäs, Skåne.Anders2


This shot was taken at an excursion on the northern rocky beach of my village.Anders3



PICTURE THIS #386 ~ ANIMAL, MINERAL OR VEGETABLE

HI ALL!! AND HI BENNI!!
THANKS FOR BEING OUR GUIDE THIS WEEK.
A LOVELY BANNER BY YOU AND A WONDERFUL 
  THEME.

ANIMAL.
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Picture This #386 ~ Animal, Vegetable Or Mineral

Hi Folks, here I am in the US where many of us are gobsmacked and embarrassed. The theme will be "Eve of Destruction". Haha - just kidding. For a theme I going to use "Animal, Vegetable, or Mineral".  It shouldn't be hard to take or find pictures, especially if you play with the definitions. Here are mine to get you started. You can do three of one or one each of three, or mix and match, whatever suits your fancy.


Snowy Egret
Animal: a snowy egret in flight.

Lily maybe
Vegetable: I am not sure what sort of flower this is, but it caught my attention. It may be of the lily family.

Ice
Mineral: Ice coating my front door light.

Have fun! I'll be around tomorrow to see your pictures! Oh, and many thanks for using my farmers' market "Shops" photo as banner shot. Puts a smile on my face.



Sunday, 15 January 2017

PT CCCLXXXV ~ Shops



Beautiful banner by Heidi and great theme by Pat

This photo was taken at a visit to Helsingör, Denmark.
Anders1

Saturday, 14 January 2017

PICTURE THIS #385 ~ SHOPS

HI ALL!! WOW, THANKS MITCH FOR USING MY SHOT FOR THE BANNER. I AM HONOURED.
PAT, THANKS FOR BEING OUR HOST. LOVE YOUR THEME 
AND IT HAS BEEN HARD CAUSE I HAVE TOO MANY PHOTOS FOR THIS!! LOL.

FLOWER SHOP ALL OVER SAN FRANCISCO THIS ONE IS ONE OF THE OLDEST. 789aac1f-1649-4c29-a9b1-bfc40ba33542

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OUTDOOR SHOP, TIRRENIA. 00a74233-23c4-4c8c-b9fe-37073982d698

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FISH SHOP IN LIVORNO,ITALY. DSC01738

THE END. AFTER SHOPPING, TIME FOR A GOOD GLASS OF WHITE WINE!!
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Picture This #385 ~ Shops

Hello all, here I am in Florida, much to do today, but happily taking part nonetheless.


Curious Book Shop
A little shop I like to go to.

Farmers' Market
Farmers' Market.

Doll, Marbles
The corner of another curio shop.

Will stop by soon to see your photographs.



Picture This #385 ~ Shops

Many thanks to Pat for hosting this week. A good theme, should get some variety of different types of shops!! It's not a subject I photograph very much, so I had to really dig into my archive for my contributions!!

1) Traditional greengrocers. Lots of lovely fruit!!
Fruity1

2) A shop in Weymouth, England that specialises in traditional and craft ales and beers. I'll drink to that!!
Ale & Hearty

3) A popular gift-shop in Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire, Wales.
Moon & Sixpence

4) Fish and Chips....always a popular shop, wherever you are in the UK!!
It's Traditional