Monday, 28 July 2014

Hello

I'm looking forward to being an active member in the photography group!

Saturday, 26 July 2014

Picture This #261 ~ Stone Soup

I called this ingredients for Rösti, although a true Rösti is only potato. I like to mix it with other stuff now and again, so have some herbs from the garden and spring onion (not from the garden) as well.
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A trip to the local veg market is always rewarding for a camera
Marrow selection

One of my rice dishes with safran and mushrooms
Safran rice and mushrooms


Picture This #261 ~ Stone Soup

Hi all, congrats again to Debby on a fantastic shot for the header and on a really unusual theme which I love.


We eat very little prepared food at my house, so the larder is always full of fresh fruit and vegetables. It was a beautiful morning here so I set the camera up in the garden and shot my donations to the soup, I hope they will contribute to a tasty dish LOL.


Have a wonderful weekend.

Stone Soup:
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PICTURE THIS #261 ~ STONE SOUP

WOW, WHAT A COOL THEME!!

ALSO, A WONDERFUL BANNER!!


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SOME TOMATOES ,MORE CARROTS AND SOME STRING BEANS  photo DSC01741.jpg


Picture This #261 ~ Stone Soup

Many thanks to Debby for hosting this week's challenge. She's come up with a really different and interesting theme!! I hope everyone will try to get into the spirit of it and take part. 

Here are my contributions to the meal:

1) A salad, a good side dish.
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2) Onions. A good base ingredient for a soup!!
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3) Something to wash it down with!!
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4) Dessert, anyone?
Cakes


Friday, 25 July 2014

Picture This #261 ~ Stone Soup

What a fun theme, Debby!!

Panthercap mushroom
Panthercap Mushroom. Oops, poisonous, not good for the soup.

Stone crab claws
How about some stone crab claws? These are already cracked and ready for the pot. The fishermen cut one claw off the crab and throw it back, and the claw grows back.

Guacamole
Maybe someone would like some fresh guacamole to top a salad or on crackers. Mmmmm.....


PICTURE THIS #261 ~ STONE SOUP

CONGRATULATIONS DEB! LOVE THE BANNER!!!

I brought assorted vegetables....
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If a pinch of salt is added, it enhances the taste of the ingredients. I brought flower of salt (I have no idea whether there is an adequate translation into English), that is, gourmet salt, produced in Portugal, being commercialized worldwide from the ancient salt production regions existing in this country, by traditional methods, with high certified quality standards.  Due to its relative scarcity and its labor-intensive production, flower of salt is one of the most expensive salts.
stone soup - flower of salt

Once the soup is ready to be served, bowls will be necessary...
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Picture This #261 ~ Stone Soup

 Hello "Picture This". I'm Debby Van Enkenvoort and I'll be your host for this week. Thank you, Belita for last week's theme. We had a lot of great entries and it was so much fun going through them. Today I was thinking of a story that I loved as a child and I'm sure you've all heard versions of it.

  In the folktale "Stone Soup" some travelers come to a village carrying nothing more than an empty cooking pot. Upon their arrival the villagers are unwilling to share any of their food stores with the hungry travelers. Then the travelers go to a stream and fill the pot with water, drop a large stone in it, and place it over a fire. One of the villagers becomes curious and asks what they are doing. The travelers answer that they are making "stone soup", which tastes wonderful, although it still needs a little bit of garnish to improve the flavor, which they are missing. The villager does not mind parting with a few carrots to help them out, so that gets added to the soup. Another villager walks by inquiring about the pot, and the travelers again mention their stone soup which has not reached its full potential yet. The villager hands them a little bit of seasoning to help them out. More and more villagers walk by, each adding another ingredient. Finally, a delicious and nourishing pot of soup is enjoyed by all.

I don't have a picture of a stone or the first carrots since my carrots are ready to be tossed, so I'm offering up egg noodles. I'll be back with more later. This is just to get the soup started. I'm putting it over the fire now, so just toss something in! And bring your friends! No veggies or meat? Then a bottle of wine will help slake our thirst! Or beer! Or whatever you have...bring it!


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Sunday, 20 July 2014

Picture This #260 - Once Upon A Time

Congratulations to Belita for her banner photo. I also commend her for the choice for this week's theme. Once upon a time is the usual start of a romance or fairy tale but it is a wide open category.

Here are my selections.

I may have shared this photo previously. It's a doorway into one of the apartments in Wupatki National Monument. This multiple dwelling was built by Anasazi and Sinagua Indians during the 12th and 13th centuries. It was abandoned in the early 13th century.

The next image is Lock 12. It is the only preserved lock in the Farmington Canal. It was constructed in the 1830s and went from New Haven, CT to Northampton, MA.

The last photo is the summer cottage built by the Vanderbilts in the beginning of the 20th century. Newport, Rhode Island was the summer playground of the wealthy. All of these mansions are owned by the Newport Preservation Society and are opened for tours.



Saturday, 19 July 2014

Picture This #260 ~ Once Upon A Time

Marvelous banner shot, Belita, and a theme that is an invitation to tell stories.

Gate on St. Joseph's Lake
Once upon a time I found this gate on a lake in Indiana. I have never been able to learn more about it. But it seems an enchanted place.

Cottage
Once upon a time, I found this little unused cottage.

Pelican in tree
Once upon a time a pelican decided to land in a tree.


Picture This #260 ~ Once Upon A Time

Once upon a time my dad was a young man. Now 98 years old, but still has an eye for the ladies and the ladies for him. Dad with his two carers in his new appartment.
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Once upon a time a lady discovered that with a camera you can take all sorts of photos. Now she thinks she is the Ansel Adams of the 20th century. She even takes photos of chairs in a restaurant.
Chairs in a restaurnt
Once upon a time they asked me to do a simultaneous translation for a German (Swiss-German)/English conference at work. I had no choice.
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Picture This #260 ~ Once Upon A Time

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New York Subway ~ circa 1920 ads. Two collars for 25 cents
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Red Panda at Staten Island Zoo. Once upon a time I was free to roam the Eastern  Himalayas and southwestern China

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Old cameras and photographs at a vintage store in Manhattan


Picture This #260 ~ Once Upon A Time


Once Upon A Time, this train actually ran on tracks.
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Once Upon A Time, this scooter actually ran on the roads till it just became too expensive to run.
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PICTURE THIS #260 ~ ONCE UPON A TIME

HAPPY SUMMER ALL!!

GREAT THEME, BELITA!!

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Once upon a time this was a wonderful palaceHeidi2     

               Once upon a time....hmmmmm
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                Once upon a time a great man lived amongst us
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PICTURE THIS #260 ~ ONCE UPON A TIME

Hi all, thanks to Belita for a really fantastic theme this week, one that lets the imagination fly!!
Congrats to her also on a great image for this weeks header.


Here are my choices for this week:


 ONCE UPON A TIME I TRAVELED TO A MAGICAL PLACE WHERE THE MOUNTAINS MEET THE OCEAN, IT BURNT A MEMORY INTO MY HEART I WILL NEVER FORGET!!
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ONCE UPON A TIME A MAN BUILT A BEAUTIFUL WATERMILL ON THE EDGE OF A MOUNTAIN LAKE, HE LIVED THERE WITH HIS WIFE HAPPILY EVER AFTER
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ONCE UPON A TIME PETROLEUM REALLY WAS THIS CHEAP!! LOL
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ONCE UPON A TIME THERE WAS A MAN TRAVELED FAR AND WIDE ALONE. SEARCHING FOR SOMETHING, BUT HE DID NOT KNOW WHAT HE WAS LOOKING FOR. 
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Picture This #260 ~ Once Upon A Time

Many thanks to Belita for hosting this week's challenge. A really good theme, open to lots of different interpretations!!

1) Once upon a time.......this was only three feet deep!!
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2) Once upon a time......there was chipmunk who wanted to be a boxer.
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3) Once upon a time......these were just tiny seeds.
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4) Once upon a time........these guys ruled the world.
Errrrm.....Run!!


Friday, 18 July 2014

PICTURE THIS #260 ~ ONCE UPON A TIME

Hi all!
This week, it's me, Belita, who is at the helm of our PT Challenge. 
'Once upon a time...', though it is one of the most well known, cliched openings to fairytale stories, I thought it is a theme that might give all of you plenty of chances to post very interesting pictures. I look forward to seeing your wonderful contributions.
Thanks!


Once upon a time, this was an open-air drying factory where codfish was processed prior to being put on the market. Mind you, Portuguese recipes normally use dried and salted codfish.
ONCE UPON A TIME...

Once upon a time, there was a woman, member of the Miao ethnic group, a subculture in China, who showed up at a party wearing a load of silver jewellery on her head... all handmade!!!
ONCE UPON A TIME...

Once upon a time, there was a black-winged stilt (?) that left all his mates to pursue his dream of exploring unknown wetland...
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