Monday, 31 December 2012

Sunday, 30 December 2012

Picture This #180 - Fresh And Bold


Bold winter scene in Canada
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Looked down from my hotel window, Milan street greens looked like a Fresh Broccoil!
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PT CLXXX - Fresh And Bold

Taken on a visit to the Tropicarium in town.
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Taken on that visit to the Ystad Safari Park
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Taken on a visit to the Sofiero Castle Garden
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Picture This Challenge #180 - Fresh and Bold

This was a true challenge for me. I didn't want to post photos of flowers or food, so I searched and came up with these as my entry.

The first is Sprinkles being as bold as she can be by washing Reggie's face:
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My next one is the bold color of a fiery red sunset:
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And my last, the fresh-faced smile of my granddaughter, Arianna:
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Saturday, 29 December 2012

Picture This 180: Fresh and Bold

You just cannot get fresher or bolder than this. I have a new hobby. While I am waiting for Mr. Swiss in the local supermarket, the flower shop is just opposite the kiosk. I always have my camera with me, so I take photos of the flowers I will never be able to afford to buy, or to plant in the garden.


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If you want to eat and escape, then your have to be fresh and bold in my garden. There are three cats below waiting for an extra on the dinner plate.

Blue tit - time for food
This was fresh and the bold part was that I had to pay for it.

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PT CHALLENGE 180: FRESH AND BOLD 2013


~~ Best wishes for a Happy New Year ~~


As Fresh as these green beans fresh green beans

As Bold as this hair colour bold hair colour

Out with the old like the two ladies' old-fashioned dresses old style costumes-

PT Challenge 180 ~ A Fresh And Bold 2013

Many thanks to Benni for hosting this week and for setting such a great theme. Wishing everyone a wonderful New Year.

1)  As fresh as Spring buds bursting into bloom.
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2) The fresh colours of this handcart as it waits to carry fresh vegetables.
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3) The bold colours of summer.
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PICTURE THIS CHALLENGE 180-A FRESH AND BOLD 2013

THANK YOU BENNI FOR A WONDERFUL THEME

1:AS FRESH AS TULIPS IN SPRING
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2:AS FRESH AS THE RHEIN FLOWS ON AND ON AND ON
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3:FRESH AND BOLD FROM THE PAST 
PROSIT NEW YEAR TO ALL

Picture This Challenge 180 - A Fresh And Bold 2013

2013 - A new year, Fresh and Bold


Hi, this is Benni, your host for this first Picture This of the New Year. Well, kinda, 2013 doesn't come until Tuesday, but aren't we all ready for "Out with the old, in with the new"? That being said. . .


Freshly fallen snow in my woods Snow



Fresh as a spring flower, kissed by dew

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The inside of the Capitol Dome in Michigan, US.

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I hope you enjoy these pictures and I look forward to seeing yours.

Tuesday, 25 December 2012

Picture This #179 - Christmas

I don't have a lot to add this week, but did want to share this Christmas wish with everyone.

Merry Christmas!

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My little taste of Christmas.


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With natures small wonders.

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Monday, 24 December 2012

Picture This #179 - Christmas

Hi All, Some wonderful contributions I see this week, wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year;)
Here is my contribution this week;)
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Sunday, 23 December 2012

Picture This #179 - Christmas

I haven't had much time to go anywhere with the camera, so I went back into my archives and tried to find some photos that I hadn't used before.

First is the Nativity scene at Radio City Music Hall in New York City:

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Only in New York!!!
Only in New York 

Every year, Santa hops on a boat which is pulled by either an ambulance or a fire truck and is driven through the streets here on Christmas eve, music blasting, giving goodies to the kids who come outside to see him. I miss the days when my kids would hear the music from blocks away and get excited waiting for Santa:
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I'd like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas. May all the joys and blessings of the season come your way

PT CLXXIX - Merry Christmas

One of the windows in the lounge of our house

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Taken on a Christmas dinner at my uncle's

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The lamps above the serving cupboard.

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PICTURE THIS : CHRISTMAS by Belita

Yesterday, in the afternoon, I went out with the main purpose of trying to find something that might suit this week's challenge. I didn't want to post any photo from last Christmas. Obviously, I took several photos but these three I would like to share with you...

1. Red balls decoration

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2. Christmas on the seashore -It was amazing to me - All made of sand! It was bigger than you may think but I wanted to show you the scene in full. CHRISTMAS 2012

3. At a Christmas market CHRISTMAS 2012-

Saturday, 22 December 2012

Picture This 179 - Christmas

My wonderful neighbour had this little Santa in front of her door, so I asked if I could take his photo. She said, you can take it home and keep it until Christmas, I have another figure for my door Now she has a wonderful angel in front of her door (must take a photo), but here is Santa.


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And here is our mini Christmas tree. If we had a mega tree, we would have 3 inquisitive cats trying to see who reaches the top first of all.

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My step-daughter visted last week and brought me this wonderful Christmas bowl. She had filled it with Christmas Biscuits that she had baked herself. They were delicious and now the bowl is empty, but a beautiful ornament for a Christmas arrangement.

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Picture This 179: dp's Christmas

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My little tree
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One of my favorite ornaments
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If you know me, you will understand this 

Lynda's Rockin' Heart Ranch: 179 Christmas

PT Challenge 179: Christmas 

I usually always have an Amaryllis flower (or more) this time of the year.   The first one to bloom this year was a deep red and is past it's blooming stage.  I think this is the prettiest one I have ever had and the largest.  10" blooms and 33" tall.  Currently it has 2 blooms and this photo was taken while the second bloom was only a bud. 

 


This is a new addition.  Just snowman and tree that I found at Wal-Mart.  Really like how the morning light shines through it.  Also have some battery operated lights (rechargeable).


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I unpacked some boxes that had been in the storage barn since moving out here in the fall of '04.  Found some ornaments that I had bought after Christmas and never used.  I don't have room for a tree,  these are hanging in the same window with lights where the snowman lives.  The photo is the early morning sunrise shining through the glass ball.

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To view a few more of my Christmas things with a western style: Lynda's Western Christmas   

Picture This Challenge 179: Christmas

A few berries, usually Christmas berries are red, but these caught my eye with their unusual color. IMG_5144


Squirrel tracks in the snow. We put out jars of peanut butter for them on Christmas and throughout the winter.


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And what would Christmas be without my sweet cat? Picture 2

 Happy Christmas to everyone! Have a safe and wonderful 2013!