Saturday, 21 October 2017

Picture This #422 ~ All In The Family

Thanks for hosting Benni and congratulations on the banner photo.

My photos are not from me, because the people that took the photos are no longer amongst us, it is something with a difference. Sorry for the quality but they older photos. I now have my first grandson, but we are keeping him out of Facebook and any other internet places. He can decide himself when he is old enough.

I am sorry for the poor quality of this photo, but it was taken with my mum's Brownie box camera some time in the 1950's. My grandfather is on the right, his son my dad next to him and then my grandmother. The lady on the left is my dad's sister, I remember the photo being taken.
Dad's family

I am in the middle taken my cousins for a walk, who were actually twins. I suppose I was about 2-3 years old at the time and they were 11 months younger. I will be 71 in December and my cousins will be celebrating 70 years in November.  Time flies, and we have now become the older generation.
Steve me and Kit at Nutfield

And here are Jason and Emily, my great grandparents. She eventually had 14 children and my grandmother was the only surviving daughter, she had 11 brothers. A couple died as children. They are many stories to tell of this dynasty. They were all farm labourers.
Jason and Emily

And me with mum and dad, what more shall I say?
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GOOD MORNING TO ALL FROM SAN FRANCISCO!! STILL HERE!!
THE FIRES HAVE DIED DOWN BUT NOT THE SUFFERING. 
THANKS BENNI, FOR HOSTING, AND A COOL THEME.
ALSO, BENNI....A COOL BANNER!!

HOLLY AND KELLY. MY DAUGHTERS ON HALLOWEEN. 848064b6-0bd3-40e8-88e4-e30032beafc8

TRISTAN WHEN LITTLE. HE WAS A CUT UP!! 4361b00c-3253-4a28-88f5-32f7649e5141
 
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PT CDXXII ~ All In The Family

Great banner and theme by Benni

I took a bit different take on the theme. Hope it's ok!!

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Picture This #422 ~ All In The Family

Many thanks to Benni for hosting this week. A very good theme, with lots of possibilities. Unfortunately, my family has never really been known for passing heirlooms from one generation to the next, so all my photos will be of family themselves. All the photos are pre-digital photos that I've scanned, but all were taken by me. 

1) This is the oldest of all the photos I'll be posting. On the left is my great-grandfather, in the middle my grandfather and on the right my grandmother. This was taken on the island of Jersey (not New Jersey in the US) around the early 70's (can't recall the exact year).
Great-Grandad, Grandad & Grandma

2) This photo is of my mom and step-father, with my grandfather in the background. Taken around 1981.
Mom & Wyn 1

3) In this photo, the two children in the foreground are my cousins Fiona and Alex. How the years have passed!! Fiona is now studying at Manchester University and Alex is now a police officer!!
Fiona, Dinah, Alex, Grandma

4) Not forgetting some of the family pets. This is Tara and Ben, both of them were mine back in the 80's.
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Picture This #422 ~ All In The Family

Happy autumn to everybody. Here in the US we are enjoying a long warm season with temps still in the 70's (F)/20's (C). It smells like fall. It's glorious.
Thank you for putting my shy dog as banner shot. I'm happy he got used to the beach.
My theme for you is "All in the Family". This can include many things: treasured family possessions or heirlooms, pictures of family members (including you if you wish), pictures taken on family trips, and so forth. I hope you will enjoy finding pictures. Here are mine.

Tea cup
This teacup is English bone china, given to my father-in-law by his mother, Yuli PalcoviĆĄ.

Tom and Cat
Tom and our first cat, Vancouver, who somehow came to be known as Dippy.


Venetian blown glass vase
A gift from my mother-in-law, hand blown glass from Venice, Italy.



Saturday, 14 October 2017

Picture This #421 ~ All By Myself

A great theme, Anders, and a wonderful banner shot by Mitch. Here are my offerings:

Egret
An egret all by herself, hoping for a meal.

Tree on the beach
A lonely tree on a beach in Michigan. The white puffs are seagulls.

Afraid of the water
This dog had been brought to the dog beach in Florida, but he was bewildered by the water and afraid of the other dogs. A few days later he had gotten used to it and was enjoying himself.



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HI ALL FROM SUNNY BUT SMOKEY SAN FRANCISCO. 
A VERY SAD THING THIS YEAR, LOTS OF BAD WILD FIRES JUST NORTH OF ME.
THANK YOU ANDERS FOR HOSTING AND A WONDERFUL BANNER MITCH!!

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Picture This #421 ~ All By Myself

Many thanks to Anders for hosting this week. He's chosen a theme I'm sure we've never done before. I had to think about this one and search through my archives for suitable shots. Some of them are  a few years old!!

1) This horse looked lonely by itself and was also tethered, so it couldn't even explore the field it was in.
Lonely Horse

2) I wandered lonely as a cloud...........
I Wandered Lonely As A........

3) This fungus had no-one to talk to.
Lonely Fungus

4) Even boats get lonely.........
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Friday, 13 October 2017

Picture This #421 ~ All By Myself

Welcome and greetings from Sweden! This is Anders and I'm hosting this week. The theme is inspired by Celine Dion's megahit "All By Myself". Looking forward to your takes on the theme. best Anders.

Beautiful banner by Mitch.

This was taken at a visit to the Helsingborg Tropical Museum.
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And this at a visit to the Fredriksdal's Open Air Museum.
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And this at the Ystad Safari Park.
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Sunday, 8 October 2017

Picture This #420 ~ Woodland, Forest Or Trees

Thanks for hosting Mitch and lovely banner by Benni.

As we were driving to the store, I noticed how the colours of the forests were changing on the slopes of the Jura. The shadows were also playing their part in the photo.
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Fir cones on a tree opposite our home.
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Some of our trees are a forest in themselves.
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And a snowy forest view.
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Saturday, 7 October 2017

Picture This #420 ~ Woodland, Forest Or Trees

This is a perfect theme for me as I try to spend some time each day walking in the woods and have been exploring different woodland preserves in my area. Thank you for having my picture as the banner shot! As always I am honored.

Barred Owl
Walking, I saw a blur, and suddenly there it was, an owl. This is a barred owl, one of the few owls that hunt during the day.

Woodpecker tree
This tree is being excavated by woodpeckers looking for insects.

Big rock
A boulder in the woods. Nice place to sit and have a sip of water.

Manasota Key
Forests in Florida are different from temperate zone forests. The vegetation grows so fast that paths are quickly overgrown. I tend to walk on the edge so as to avoid hostile wildlife such as snakes, spiders and thorns.



PT CDXLII ~ Woodland, Forest Or Trees

Terrific banner by Benni and theme by Mitch.

My bike route home from town.
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A lake in the Kullaberg Nature reserve.
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A bent tree in the forest of Halland's Weather Isle, off the now peninsula of Scania.
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PICTURE THIS #420 ~ WOODLAND, FOREST OR TREES

HI ALL FROM CALIFORNIA!! ENJOYING THE SUNSHINE!! 
BENNI, A GREAT BANNER!!
MITCH, A VERY COOL THEME.


GROWING IN 2000 YR. OLD HOUSE.64b76cc6-936c-4986-9843-81230cd9ab3c

ALONG THE RHEIN OUT OF A BRICK WALL. 64d2522c-ea8c-4622-b49a-006adde0eacf  

IN THE ROCKY MOUNTAINS NEAR CALGARY, ALBERTA.Scannen4-8  

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