Sunday, 14 January 2018

PICTURE THIS #433 ~ BY WATER

Congratulations, Anders! Love the banner image...very neat architecture!

Lisbon suburban area
  By water

Aveiro City (South of Oporto)
I didn't know who she was but I asked her permission to take a photo and she kindly accepted my request...
By water-

At Oporto City Park
By water--

By Douro river mouth (Oporto) by water----

Saturday, 13 January 2018

Picture This #433 ~ By Water

Hi all, I have not contributed for a long time, but it seems Google have made some improvements to their program, so as I live on the coast near the water I thought I would contribute this week and see if it works for me. Thanks to Benni for a great theme.

All images taken at Boscombe Over Cliffe in Dorset, England at New Year. i hope I have the image size right. LOL.

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Picture This #433 ~ By Water

Many thanks to Benni for hosting this week. A good theme, with lots of possibilities!! Once again I have tried to find shots that I've not used before for any other themes.

1) A Bar-Headed Goose on the water at the National Wetlands Centre, Wales.
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2) Evening rays over Freshwater West, Wales.
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3)  Devil's Bridge Falls, Wales, seen from the top of the valley.
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4) Late-afternoon sun through a reedbed, Westfield Pill, Wales.
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PT CDXXXIII ~ By Water

Thanks for using my photo as the banner. Great theme, Benni.

The coast of Hittarp
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The reef of Hittarp
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This seal rested on rocks near Halland's Weather Isle, off the NW peninsula of Scania.
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PICTURE THIS #433 ~ BY WATER

HI ALL!! HOPE ALL ARE WELL. 
THANK YOU BENNI FOR HOSTING. 
ANDERS, A COOL BANNER!! 
BENNI, LOVE YOUR THEME. WATER IS MY FAVORITE ELEMENT.


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Picture This #433 ~ By Water

Happy weekend to all, I hope it is reasonable weather where you are. Magnificent banner shot by Anders, great perspective of an intriguing work of art.

Being down here in Florida, I have been taking pictures of the beach and birds. But water can be found in many other places: rivers, lakes, even a parking lot. So my theme is anything that is found By Water. Here are my examples, I hope you will have fun.

Caspersen Beach

Caspersen Beach down here in Florida, with the fishing pier in the background.

Reflections

Reflections in the water in the library parking lot.

Honey in FL

A few years ago we brought Honey down to Florida with us. This is her first exploration of the pool area. As you might be able to see, she is a bit nervous. But she learned to relax and, well, she liked to relax in the house more.



Saturday, 6 January 2018

Picture This #432 ~ Best Of 2017

This is a great theme, and a wonderful chance to look back at some of the year's favorites. Grand banner by Belita! Here are 4 of my favorites, some may have been posted before, but I like them for the memories they bring.

Orchids
Venice Area Orchid Society show. A yearly tradition for me.

Owl
One of the highlights of my summer was seeing this owl. I was stunned. Unfortunately he/she flew to the branch in front of the sun so getting a good capture was tricky. But I was so caught up in the enjoyment of the moment.

Fence in evening light
A last walk along my trail in November.

Tree in window
Our Christmas tree reflected in the window.



Picture This #432 ~ Best Of 2017

Many thanks to Heidi for hosting this week. A good way to start off the new year is to look back on the last year, photographically. I've already posted a lot of what I think are my best shots from 2017 in previous weeks, so I'm going for shots I haven't posted before (I think!!). Best of 2017 Flowers.

1) Allium, just after breaking out of it's bud.
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2) Osteospermum Heart.
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3) Sempervivum.
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4) Chive flower, just starting to break out of it's bud.
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PT CDXXXII ~ Best Of 2017

Great banner by Belita and interesting them by Heidi.

A piece of art standing in Höganäs. A little town north of where I live.
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Sunset over the sound.
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Three tulips growing by gable.
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PICTURE THIS #432 ~ BEST OF 2017

HI ALL FROM A VERY WET AND WARM GERMANY
HOPE ALL HAD A NICE HOLIDAY SEASON
THOUGHT OUR NEW THEME WOULD BE 
 "THE BEST OF 2017"
SHOW SOME OF WHAT YOU REALLY LOVED IN 2017.

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LOVE THIS FLOWER.
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 YOU ALL KNOW I ABSOLUTELY LOVE CARNIVAL IN GERMANY.1ae31670-db5b-4b18-af5c-7ebebe1d2ee2  

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Sunday, 31 December 2017

PICTURE #431 ~ NEW YEAR

Hi Mitch! Excellent photo for the last banner image of this year!

Not sure this is common in other countries but, in Portugal, at midnight, many households give a noisy 'concert' by banging pots and pans that are not in good condition. By doing so, they say goodbye to the Old year and welcome the New one.
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At midnight  Lisbon skies blaze from several points in the city. I took this photo last year from my apartment..
New Year...
In Lisbon, the main new year's eve party is free. The party consists of concerts by popular musicians and singers. It's sponsored by a Portuguese beer company. Yesterday, I saw this man giving away top hats for tomorrow's party...

New Year

Best wishes for a Very Happy 2018!

Saturday, 30 December 2017

Picture This #431 ~ New Year

Getting ready to leave for warmer climes. Here are some shots I took on previous New Year's Day, or the day after.

Smoky mountains
The Great Smoky Mountains, flying south.

Moon in the pine
Moon with a large Florida pine tree.

Doorway
Just playing around the evening we arrived last year.



PICTURE THIS #431 ~ NEW YEAR

HI EVERYONE!! 
HOPE EVERYONE HAD A NICE HOLIDAY AND THE BEST IS YET TO COME!! 
NEW YEARS, WHICH IS MY FAVORITE.
THANKS ANDERS FOR BEING OUR HOST AND A GREAT THEME.
THE BANNER IS WONDERFUL.


GETTING IT READY.
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