Saturday, 23 June 2018

PT CDLV ~ Getting Away.

Great theme by Benni and banner by Heidi.

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PICTURE THIS #455 ~ GETTING AWAY

Love this week's banner image.... congratulations, Heidi for such a colourful picture!
Good theme, Benni! I can't imagine my life without getting away...

These are my interpretations for this week's theme...

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Picture This #455 ~ Getting Away

Many thanks to Benni for hosting this week. A great theme, with lots of possibilities. I decided to split my entries between local places I enjoy visiting and far-away places I've visited. So, two of each. 

1) Aberglasny House, about thirty miles from where I live, has beautiful formal gardens.
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2) At the Grand Canyon, there are other things to see apart from the canyon itself.....like this traditional Hopi house.
Hopi House 2

3) The River Cleddau, just three miles from where I live, is a great place for canoeing. In this photo I had gone about five miles up-stream to the old mill at Black Pool.
Black Pool Mill 1

4) When visiting New York, this is one landmark you must see!!
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PICTURE THIS #455 ~ GETTING AWAY

HI ALL FROM COOL BUT SUNNY GERMANY 
MITCH THANKS FOR MY BANNER 
BENNI LOVE YOUR THEME

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Picture This #455 ~ Getting Away

Happy Saturday! I will be your host this week for Picture This. Wonderful banner shot by Heidi, incredibly colorful.
We all need to get away from time to time, from a short morning walk to a trip halfway around the world. And, of course, we take pictures. Here are mine, have fun showing us yours from your travels.

Manasota Key Refuge
My chair and bag for an afternoon on Manasota Key in Florida.

Space shuttle
Sorry about the quality of the picture. You are looking at a blast-off of the space shuttle from the Kennedy Space Center, one of the last in 2009. It's about 200 miles away on the other side of Florida and I didn't think I would get a decent shot of it getting away.

Agawa Bay, Ontario
Sunset looking out over Lake Superior in Canada.



Saturday, 16 June 2018

Picture This #454 ~ Being Different In...

Good morning. I love this theme! I love things that are a bit different or unusual. I just got up and will be back after coffee to see your shots and comment them as well as the beautiful banner shot by Mitch.  Here are my shots:

Just married
Found on a walk. Don't know what to make of this.

pork roast
Sometimes I like to cook a nice meal for a change; this is a tenderloin pork roast, done up in olive oil and herbs from my garden.

Manatee
Manatee sculpture in Florida park.

Old fence
There must have been a house here in the woods, all that is left is this fence. A bit different find on my walk.



PT CDLIV ~ Being Different In...

Great banner by Mitch and theme by Belita.

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Picture This #454 ~ Being Different In......

Many thanks to Belita for hosting this week. A really interesting theme, which can be taken in so many different ways!! I had fun deciding on what photos to use. 

1) Being different in......man-made or natural.
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2) Being different in.......choosing your lunch date!!
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3) Being different in.........old or new.
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4) Being different in.......light or shadow.
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MORNING FROM GERMANY 
THANKS BELITA FOR BEING OUR LEADER 
A WONDERFUL THEME AND MITCH
A WONDERFUL BANNER


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PICTURE THIS #454 ~ BEING DIFFERENT IN...

From the north of Portugal,  Oporto, to be precise, I am pleased to be hosting this week's Challenge.
A very beautiful banner image... congratulations, Mitch!

Well, what is the theme of my choice??? Very simple and open to many many possibilities.  We all are surrounded by objects, people, fauna, flora, etc. that are different in size, shape, colour, function, height, etc, etc.. Therefore, this week's theme is BEING DIFFERENT IN...

My first example shows two houses (Oporto), the fa├žades of which are obviously different in many ways...

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The Entrepreneur Monument (Oporto) - you see how the elements are different in size and shape, mainly...
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Cooking and Serving wares  - typical from the north of Portugal -  that are different in shape, size and use...
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The aquatic life is different in size, colour and species...
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Saturday, 9 June 2018

PICTURE THIS #453 ~ ROCKS, STONES AND PEBBLES

Wow... what a surprise, Mitch! Many thanks!

I have not many but a few shots for the theme of this week so, please, accept the three ones, all taken very recently here, in Oporto.

It's called O Pedreiro (The Mason) and you can see it at a square just in front of the Oporto Industrial School
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At the rural corner - Oporto City Park
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A rock ornamented with hand-painted tiles. This, like others, is placed on a street by the Railway Station building. rocks, stones and pebbles

Picture This #453 ~ Rocks, Stones And Pebbles

Good day to all, I have enjoyed your pictures for this great theme. Here are my offerings:

Armadillo
An armadillo scuttles along the rocks in this picnic area.

Agawa pictographs
The orange is lichen, the red figures were painted by the Ojibway people a few hundred years ago on a cliff overlooking Lake Superior in Canada.

Rocks
Dusk in Florida, Caspersen Park.



Picture This #453 ~ Rocks, Stones And Pebbles

Many thanks to Anders for hosting this week. A great theme with lots of possibilities. I've decided to 'go large' with my rock shots!!

1) Rocks on the seashore, Freshwater West Beach, Pembrokeshire, Wales.
Rocky Sunset 1

2) The fabulous rock formations of Zion National Park, Utah.
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3) Stack Rock and headlands, Pembrokeshire, Wales.
Stack Rock & Headlands 2

4) Calico Hills, Mojave Desert, Nevada.
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PICTURE THIS #453 ~ ROCKS, STONES AND PEBBLES

GOOD MORNING ALL 
ANDERS THANKS FOR A WONDERFUL THEME 
BELITA A WONDERFUL BANNER.

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