Saturday, 25 April 2015

PICTURE THIS #300 ~ IT'S ME!!!

Good choice of banner image... congratulations, Robert!

Very special congratulations to Mitch for keeping this weekly challenge alive and lively for a very long time, already!

I suppose I was two years or so (with my mother) 
IT'S ME!!!

At my early thirties
IT'S ME!!!

Last month, at a golf tournamentIT'S ME!!!



Picture This #300 ~ It's Me!!

Thanks for hosting Mitch and wonderful banner picture by Robert.

So here are my mug shots, at least those I once dared to upload in flickr!!

Me sunk in thought around 2 years old, I think.
Me at Nutfield


About 8 years old at primary school, my first steps in reading.
Me about 8 years old

The teenage years are upon us.
Me teenager

Taken in a holiday apartment in Gstaad. I suppose I was about 40 years old.
Me Gstaad

This is the most recent, about a month ago, resting on a bench after a walk through the country.
Me, resting during a walk



Picture This #300 ~ It's Me!!

Our 300th Picture This. Quite an accomplishment. Great theme, Mitch. Fabulous magic moment for our banner by Robert.


1955
Age 5 with my brother

Daisy
Age 20 or so

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Late 30's, Waterton-Glacier International Park


Florida 2015
This past January, a selfie.



PICTURE THIS #300 ~ IT'S ME!!

HI ALL!! MITCH, A WONDERFUL THEME!!
WOW, 300!! WHAT AN ANNIVERSARY!! GREAT.  LIKE I SAID I HAVE BEEN WITH THIS FOR SO LONG IT IS PART OF ME AND I LOVE IT!!



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SCHOOL 6 YRS. GERMANY. 

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DISNEYLAND WITH MY SIS AND BROTHER I WAS 14.245555bd-f0b7-4b1a-80c1-ecf4304b53e1

ABOUT 21, IN CALIFORNIA de89a73c-0a44-4fd1-b342-69a90b28303f 

 LAST YEAR ON MY 70TH.

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Picture This #300 ~ SPECIAL THEME: It's Me !!

Hi everyone, this is Mitch, I'll be your host this week. It's our 300th challenge!!! To mark this special occasion I've decided to do something a little different!! So the theme is: IT'S ME!!  I want you to post at least three photos of YOURSELF. One as a child, one recent (within the last year preferably) and at least one somewhere inbetween.  For this theme ONLY, I will allow you to post photos taken by other people (for obvious reasons!! LOL). I do hope you will get in the spirit of this special theme and take part!! 

Here are mine:

1) Me at age 3 (I think) in my grandmother's garden, with 'Buster' the collie.
1961 With Buster

2) Age 22, France. First trip abroad.
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3) Age 35, Dartmoor. Scary hairy!! LOL
1993 Dartmoor 1

4) Recent shot. Taken by Baz on my visit last week.
Mitch 2015



Sunday, 19 April 2015

Picture This #299 ~ Magic Moments

Many thanks to Pat for hosting this week. A great theme, something that everyone will interpret in completely different ways. For me the most magical moments are those when meeting creatures in their natural habitat. Here are some of my favourites:

1) Chipmunk, near Atlatl Rock, Valley Of Fire.
Chipmunk 5

2) Raven, Ponderosa Point, Bryce National Park.
Raven 5

3) Horned Lizard, Valley Of Fire.
Horned Lizard 1

4) Ground Squirrel, Grand Canyon.
Ground Squirrel 1



Saturday, 18 April 2015

Picture This #299 ~ Magic Moments

Thank you, Pat for hosting this week and suggesting this theme, Magic Moments. Congratulations on your photo chosen for this week's banner.

I believe that waiting for the curtain to rise on a stage is a magical moment. This photo was taken while we were waiting for Pippin to start. The opening song of the show is "We Got Magic To Do."

I feel that when we encounter creatures in their habitat there is an exhilaration. These seals were close to our boat in Chatham Inlet.

I can't think of any other place that can surpass the Magic Kingdom in Disney World. Here is the fireworks display by the castle.




PICTURE THIS #299 ~ MAGIC MOMENTS

HI ALL!! PAT WHAT A WONDERFUL THEME, THANKS!!


LOOKING DOWN FROM SO HIGH UP WAS QUIT MAGICAL AT TAORMINA,SICILY Scannen4-5

A MISTAKE THAT TURNED INTO A VERY MAGICAL MOMENT.b5a59cf3-ead5-40db-88c1-0092598d682f

GOLDEN GATE BRIDGE LIKE MAGIC ABOVE THE FOG.60b43008-1ad1-47a7-9d7d-b9c34b648336

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PICTURE THIS #299 ~ MAGIC MOMENTS

Thanks, Pat, for having chosen such an interesting theme. However, I'm not sure whether my shots below suit or not the theme.

Last week, I took this shot from my office room. It was a magic moment as the clouds looked as if they were a snow covered mountain, higher and above the horizon line...
MAGIC MOMENTS
Who can answer this conundrum? Is she walking up or down the stairs? (At a metro station, Lisbon)
MAGIC MOMENTS
Someone was smoking nearby and the shot resulted magic, somehow... (Outside Lisbon)MAGIC MOMENTS
He was reading about a selection of Portuguese dishes designed to give the palate some magic moments...  MAGIC MOMENTS

Friday, 17 April 2015

Picture This #299 ~ Magic Moments

This is a great theme, Pat. It gives us all a chance to go back and relive our memories.

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Sometimes an ordinary day can contain magic. I spent a bit of a cool  day among the dunes, sheltered from the wind and dreaming.

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We had just arrived at our winter home and I was looking around, delighted to find a little friend.

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This was a magical evening. The dolphins were out herding fish, as they do, and the pelicans were keeping watch on a channel marker.



Picture This #299 ~ Magic Moments

We all enjoy photography and sometimes there is that special photo that we are pleased with. Perhaps more luck than judgement, so show them to us.

Here we go:

The horse's eye and I think I can even see my reflection with the camera!!
Eye of the horse


On a walk along the river Aar I saw the shadows of these trees in the water.
On the banks of the River Aar


I quite liked the reflection of the sun on this large stones at the edge of the river.
On the banks of the River Aar


Thanks to Mr. Swiss pointing out these trees, I took a photo. I think a painting would also have been good.
Trees on a hill in Feldbrunnen



Monday, 13 April 2015

PT CCXCVIII ~ Paths, Walks Or Trails

Beautiful banner by Benni and wonderful theme by Mitch

A road to the vicarage of Norra ├ůsum Church
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The drive to ├ľvedskloster - a castle converted from a convent.
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The eastern path of the crossing paths in the main garden of the Sofiero castle garden.
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Sunday, 12 April 2015

Picture This #298 ~ Paths, Walks Or Trails

Happy Sunday to all. Wonderful theme, Mitch, especially as I have begun to be able to walk once again now that Michigan's weather has warmed. Thank you for putting my waves in the sunset as banner.

Pancake Bay Provincial Park, ON
Bridge, Pancake Bay Provincial Park

Black bog, Pancake Bay, ON
Wooden walkway over the Black Bog, Ontario, leading towards the woods.

Chicago
A walkway for urban workers in the courtyard of tall office buildings, Chicago.

Gate on St. Joseph's Lake
My favorite walkway picture; I am sure you have all seen this before.