Saturday, 26 January 2013

Picture This #184 Fireworks And Celebrations

This was a great theme, Anders! I very much enjoyed going through my pictures to find just what I wanted.




Space shuttle


The contrail of the space shuttle in the evening light. I barely had time to grab my camera let alone a tripod so it is a bit blurry. Kinda firework-y, I think.


Coke-a-nut

A drink to celebrate with. Coca-cola, sweetened coconut syrup (which makes the foam) and white rum.


Orchid: Firecracker

An orchid from the annual Venice Orchid Society Show, its name is Firecracker. We were down there for 2 months and it stayed in bloom the whole time. I think I may have shown this one before; it's a favorite of mine. Broke my heart to leave it so I wired it into a pocket of a palm tree, where orchids grow, and hoped it would survive on the natural rain and sun.

10 comments:

  1. All very nice but I really love that Orchid.

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  2. What a stunning Orchid Benni; and I would love to taste that drink. The rocket taking off makes me wonder where you live.

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    1. I live in Michigan but spend a 2 months in Florida when I am lucky. That picture was taken in Venice, Florida, some 100 miles from where the rocket lifted off. Thank you, Shayna and thanks to you Lynda as well.

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  3. HI Benni !! Great three shots for Anders' theme!! I've seen your cool Shuttle lift-off shot before, it's great. Wow, that drink looks really cool and yummy. Beautiful shot of the orchids, love the vivid colour :-))

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    1. Thanks, Mitchy!! We should be there in a week. A million things still to do (as I have been unfairly confined to one suitcase for my clothes) and I am fairly excited.

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  4. Wonderful shot of the sky zooming rocket

    Looks yummy

    Beautiful flower.

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  5. the float wow and the flower super great shots thanks for sharing

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  6. Lovely contributions, Benni, I really like that flower, though am not fond of Orchids, myself, but this one looks very nice ............wonder if it survived? Now that drink, looks really yummy, can you post exactly how to make it, My girls happen to have a weakness for Rum and Coke, this could be a nice addition to a party theme.

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  7. 3 lovely photos. Not everyone can say they have a photo of a space shuttle. The coke looks very inviting and the flower has just wonderful brilliant colours.

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  8. Benni, awesome three shots... the top one is unique and makes me feel 'envy'... lovely composition in te second and... the third is a beauty...

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