Saturday, 30 November 2013

Picture This #228 ~ Natural Or Urban Decay

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Picture This #228 ~ Natural Or Urban Decay


Lovely banner picture, something completely different.


Things do not really decay in Switzerland, they are pulled down and rebuilt or renovated, or put under monument conservation, but will see what I have in my archives.

Yesss, a walk into town a week or so ago, and I saw this so took a photo. The leaves of brown came tumbling down

Autumn Leaves
I am definitely sure that the mouse was dead and had started to decay when I took the photo, after Bobinette the neighbour's cat had finished with it. I think she was deciding whether to eat it or not.
Bobinette and the mouse
This used to be a thriving cemetary, as far as cemetaries thrive. Two generations of my mother's family were buried here and I often visited with her when I was a kid. At some time it was sold, the graves dug up and left. It is Woodgrange Cemetary near East Ham in London. I visited and this is part of what remains.
Woodgrange Park Cemetery

Picture This #228 ~ Natural Or Urban Decay

Many thanks to Baz for hosting this week's challenge. His chosen theme is a little bit different, but something I think many of us have photos for. When I saw the theme I immediately thought of quite a few shots in my archive. 

1) This end-wall is all that remains of Dan -Y-Coed, the birthplace of Welsh composer William Penfro Rowlands. It sits in the shadow of the Llys-Y-Fran dam. 
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2) I saw this ramshackle old building in the middle of nowhere while travelling through the Mojave National Preserve with Joanne.
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3) I saw this old neglected farmhouse on a cold frosty winter's day, just outside the Welsh village of Llandeilo.
Forgotten Farmhouse


PICTURE THIS #228 ~ NATURAL OR URBAN DECAY

HI BAZ GREAT THEME FOR THE WEEK THANKS
GREAT BANNER 


SO SAD

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NATURAL DECAY WHICH WE CAN PROFIT FROM  photo 2c1e8052-e4fd-41db-b0c7-84453c226331.jpg

IN THE PROCESS OF MAKING THIS WE ALLOW DECAY FERMENT MORE OR LESS THE SAME AND VOILA THIS IS WHAT WE GET  photo 90d97580-bf4e-4527-b7be-931efcbc0ab1.jpg


Friday, 29 November 2013

Picture This #228 ~ Natural Or Urban Decay

Starting out with a shot looking across the Columbia River at Astoria. Some of the old pilings in the front along the Washington side of the river.
Bridge at astoria Oregon

A shot of the shipwreck of the Peter Iredale in Warrenton Oregon.
Peter Iredale Shipwreck OR

Now one for Natural. One tree making way for another.
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Picture This #228 ~ Natural Or Urban Decay

It took me a while to find something to add, but here they are:

Tree at Sunset Volcano
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An abandoned and decaying 18th century cemetary up the street from my house:
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One of my front upstairs window before the window, sill and framing were replaced:
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Picture This #228 ~ Natural Or Urban Decay

Hi all, bAZ in the seat this week, thanks to Mitch for the invitation. Congratulations to Anders for a wonderful image selected as the header.


For the theme this week I tried for something we had never selected before, something a little out of the box!

So for this weeks theme I have chose "Natural and Urban Decay" LOL, have fun with it!!!!!!I selected these images to get the theme started, but you do not need to follow my lead, be creative and lets see some real imagination used this week;)


Have a wonderful weekend;)


bAZ


1: This old house, Society Hill, South Carolina USA
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2: Decay in the Forest, Hartley Wintney, Hampshire England.
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3: Rotting and Forgotten deep in the Forest. Hampshire England.
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Sunday, 24 November 2013

Picture This #227 ~ Holiday Party Time


First of all congratulations Benni for the wonderful banner and Heidi thanks for hosting. Like Mitch I do not have such a selection of holiday photos. I do not really do Christmas, just for the others, and decorations are at a minimum. Also it seems I have already shown them all here over the years, so I will be digging around for something else.

My first photo was more coincidence. I was in town and they were hanging up the Christmas lights, so I took the first photo probably of the finished product on this house.

Christmas Lights in Solothurn

The main square in Solothurn, Switzerland at Christmas
Main Square, Solothurn, Christmas 2008

Here is last year's Christmas Tree outside our local supermarket. The snow is genuine.
Christmas Tree outside Migros Langendorf 2


PICTURE THIS #227 ~ HOLIDAY PARTY TIME

Congratulations, Benni, for the new banner...


These are my three contributions for this week's theme:



Table laid for a Christmas Eve dinner
HOLIDAY PARTY TIME

Candlestick decorated
HOLIDAY PARTY TIME

Every Christmas I make a different wreath.
This is already ready for the forthcoming Christmas.
HOLIDAY PARTY TIME


Saturday, 23 November 2013

Picture This #227 ~ Holiday Party Time

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PT CCXXVII ~ Holiday Party Time

Utterly lovely banner. 
 
A midsummer dinner.
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Fireworks from New Year's Eve '11 - '12.
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An arrangement I did for an Images & Words entry on Drinks - Name Your Poison.
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Picture This #227 ~ Holiday Party Time

Many thanks to Heidi for hosting this week's challenge. Her theme is 'Holiday Party Time'. With Thanksgiving in the US  just a few days away and Christmas hoving into sight over the horizon, the holiday season is just about upon us, and so is party time. 

Not an easy theme for me, as I have almost no suitable shots for it!! I've had to think slightly out of the box.

For a party, you have to have......cakes!!
Cakes

The most important ingredient of a party.......
Still Life 3 Alcoholic

And of course at Christmas, you have to have decorations.......
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Friday, 22 November 2013

Picture This #227 ~ Holiday Party Time

So honored and delighted to see my pelicans as banner picture. Thank you!

What a nice theme for this time of the year, Heidi. So much to do, so much to eat.

Italian pastry
Christmas morning always starts with strong coffee, Anisette, and a pastry or two.

Birthday breakfast
I celebrated my 60th birthday on the beach.

Beach party
Someone adorned this sea grape bush with shells.




PICTURE THIS #227 ~ HOLIDAY PARTY TIME

HI ALL I WILL BE YOUR HOST THIS WEEK
I am a tad early except in Germany it is 5:30 AM  Friday so
all you early birds come and get it lol


I THOUGHT SINCE WE ARE GOING INTO THE HOLIDAY SEASON
  THANKSGIVING, CHRISTMAS, NEW YEAR, AND SO MANY HOLIDAYS
OF OUR WORLD WIDE  FRIENDS
I WOULD LIKE YOU TO SHOW US A LITTLE OF YOUR PARTY TIME DURING THIS  TIME PERIOD HAVE FUN AND LETS SEE WHAT WE CAN DO



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WE START TO DECORATE DSC02390 photo DSC02390-2.jpg 

AND WE FEAST AND WE FEAST  photo IMG_0190.jpg

SO CHEERS TO ALL AND TO ALL A VERY GOOD HOLIDAY SEASON DSC00345-1 photo DSC00345-1-1.jpg


Sunday, 17 November 2013

Picture This #226 ~ Alphabet Soup

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Picture This #226 ~ Alphabet Soup

Debby, what a great idea for a theme. And I really love your banner shot of lacy clouds and sky behind the web of branches.

I chose O-P-Q.

Orange truck
Here we have a truck carrying Oranges, taken as we passed it.

Pelicans
Pelicans, diving for fish in the light of dusk.

Queen Anne's Lace
Queen Anne's Lace, a common flower around here, with a little beetle.


Saturday, 16 November 2013

Picture This #226 ~ Alphabet Soup

Thanks for hosting Debby - At my age 26 choices are almost too much, so I went for A, B and C

No. 1 taken last week in my garden - Autumn

Autumn in Garden

They rebuilt part of the underground entrance to our station in Solothurn and moved the shops and restaurant to above ground level. It was converted into a bicycle park.
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I was in Solothurn yesterday afternoon and took some photos. This is from the main street showing the Solothurn Cathedral
St. Urs Cathedral, Solothurn