Wednesday, 26 February 2014

Picture This #239 ~ Four Seasons

I'm sorry that I contributed my images later this week. Congratulations to Randall for his great shot of the bird getting the worm. Good choice for this week's banner. It's another week of cold weather here.
So glad that Anders selected Spring as this theme's start up. We need to think of Spring.

Here are my images for this week:

A pair of daffodils
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Garden tomatoes
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Shop entrance in Litchfield
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Winter scene, Wallingford CT
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Tuesday, 25 February 2014

Picture This #239 ~ Four Seasons

Wonderful theme, Anders!! Perfect for me. Randall, what a magnificent shot of that robin. It's great.

I am struggling with bad internet so will post only 2 pictures, and come around when I can and comment on yours. I know there are some great ones.

For me, after polar vortices in the northern US and then our annual trip to Florida, there are only 2 seasons.

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Winter

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Summer

I will be around and look at seasons where you are. Promise.


Monday, 24 February 2014

PICTURE THIS #239 ~ FOUR SEASONS

Ok sticking to the birds and well kind of like the bees. Here is winter, spring, summer and fall. Looking through my little peep hole.

First winter
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Then what we are now waiting on, SPRING.
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Now onto summer. A little smaller of a beast so to speak.
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Then back to that time when the watchers come back and keep the fires burning, even when there really is no heat. Just waiting till the next turn of the seasons.
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And that is my four takes on the seasons. Now off to see yours.


PICTURE THIS #239 ~ FOUR SEASONS

Hi all sorry I am late with my posting I have a visitor this weekend and we were very busy.


I think nothing exemplifies the seasons like plants and trees and water Here are my seasonal contributions this week.

Spring
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Summer
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Autumn
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FOUR SEASONS


 a difficult topic as South African  weather don't change that much during seasons, 
at least not here on the Highveld though.
We have summer rains and winter drought, 
but most of our trees are evergreen.
So I went a bit out the box with this one, please do bear with me:


All taken last year 2013


AUTUMN POTATOES - MARCH
4 Seasons - Autumn Potatoes

WINTER BIRD FEEDER - JULY
4 Seasons - Winter bird feeder

TENDER SPRING SHOOTS - SEPTEMBER
4 Seasons - Spring tender new shoots

SUMMER STAGS ESTABLISHING TERRITORY - DECEMBER
4 Seasons - Summer the bucks sparring

HAVE A WONDERFUL WEEK EVERYONE - HAPPY MONDAY


MUCH LOVE

MARIANNE




Saturday, 22 February 2014

Picture This #239 ~ Four Seasons

Thanks for hosting Anders.

I ventured into the garden this week to take a few Spring photos. This is nothing spectacular, but shows how the crocus venture to poke their heads through towards the end of February.
Crocus in the grass
Now for Summer - Climbing roses in my garden
Climbing roses
Autumn when the leaves change colours. The main road leading to our village.
Road to Feldbrunnen
Winter view of the Jura mountains from the parking at the supermarket.
Jura from Migros Langendorf

Picture This #239 ~ Four Seasons

Many thanks to Anders for hosting this week. Great theme, there should be lots of fabulous photos posted for this one!! I think the idea is.......if you have a photo for each of the 4 seasons, then post them, but if you don't......then any combination of seasons you DO have will be ok!! 

Here's mine:

1) Spring ~ When the lambs are playing in the fields.
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2) Summer ~ Eating ice-cream at the beach.
Rum & Raisin

3) Autumn ~ Leaves are turning on the trees.
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4) Winter ~ Snow falls on an abandoned farmhouse
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PICTURE THIS #239 ~ FOUR SEASONS

Congratulations, Randall! Love to see again such a nice shot!


My four seasons:

Spring - I have no idea what was sprouting..
THE FOUR SEASONS-SPRING


Summer
THE FOUR SEASONS-SUMMER

Autumn
THE FOUR SEASONS-AUTUMN

Winter at a beach resort - I took it around 6:30 pm, last Saturday
THE FOUR SEASONS-WINTER


PICTURE THIS #239 ~ FOUR SEASONS

HI ANDERS, THANKS FOR A WONDERFUL THEME!!


TULIPS IN THE SPRING  photo 56549d80-d7d1-4a62-81d4-2ab3be6c1aad.jpg

SUMMER ON THE MED THE ARTISTS BRING PAINTINGS TO TOWN IN THE SUMMER photo DSC00257-1.jpg

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WE HERE IN GERMANY HAVE A 5TH SEASON AND IT IS CALLED FASENACHT (CARNIVAL) AND IT IS IN FULL SWING NOW  photo DSC02639.jpg


Picture This #239 ~ Four Seasons

Great banner, Randall. "Life is a drag for worms."

Hi all PTers! This is Anders and I'm your host this week. My theme is The Four Seasons. We're in the beginning of Spring and even though it's a bit tepid - the temps are rising and the snow is gone, a fact that I'm glad of!! Hope you'll enjoy this challenge. Looking forward to your entries.


I took this shot one Spring day on a trip around my village.
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In the background you see Vrams Gunnarstorp, a castle that lies in the mid north of Scania. The castle garden was blooming this Summer day on our visit.
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Taken at a visit to the Sofiero Castle Garden. The Fall pallor lies heavily on the surroundings.
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This shot was taken one snowy winter-evening.
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Friday, 21 February 2014

Picture This #238 ~ BIG!!

I'm late, I'm late, for a very important date ...........always running ............  

Such a lovely banner shot, Baz, great theme Mitch
had me thinking all week and then panicked
when realised is now Friday already.

BIG 5 is what comes to my mind, we don't have big buildings or big statues or big trees or big rocks or 
maybe we do but I don't have a picture handy. 
So bear with me please as per usual *winks* while I hasty throw you some BIG.
The big 5 was originally named that by hunters, not by size 
but by difficulty to hunt on foot, the term has been adapted by Tourism in Africa.


Big 5 is African Elephant, Cape Buffalo, Rhino (white or black), Lion and Leopard.
I only hunt with my camera these days .......

..........here is my BIG:-
BIG 5 - Elephant

BIG 5 - Buffalo

BIG 5 - Rhino

BIG 5 - Lion

I do not have a photograph of a Leopard, though I  have often seen them, this photo was the elusive invisible Leopard of Kruger Park, we spend an hour watching him move, stretch, eat in the days of our first 5x zoom digital camera. Only when home did we discover on the PC screen , just flecked bark. At least we can laugh at ourselves. *smile*

Big- The famous Leopard Tree

Have a wonderful weekend and keep on "Picture This"


Lots of Love


Marianne



Tuesday, 18 February 2014

Picture This #238 ~ BIG!!

Congratulations to Baz for his photo selected for this week's banner.
I like the theme chosen for this week. BIG holds many possibilities.

Here is what I selected.

The northeastern part of the States has been bombarded with 13 snowstorms since the beginning of the winter season. Here is a photo of two tables on my patio. We're not dining outdoors this season.

My next photo is a landmark in the heart of the Yale University Campus. This is the Harkness Tower. It has a carillon that plays daily. It's a good example of neo-Gothic architecture.

I thought of several subjects that will match our theme. I found this image of the battleship USS Olympia docked in Philadelphia. This battleship was commissioned during the Spanish-American War. You see the comparison next to the submarine.



Monday, 17 February 2014

Picture This #238 ~ BIG!!

Hello I finally got my photos resized. Still can't post from Flickr. Don't know why, but I resized my pics and posted from Photobucket.

My First photo is a Mansion in Eureka California Eureka Mansion photo MansionPinkCa89copy_zps74c217e1.jpg

My second is a Elephant at the Zoo Elephant photo elephant_zps5b611e37.jpeg

My third is the Space Needle in Seattle Washington
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