Saturday, 27 June 2015

Picture This #309 ~ Summer Vacation

I am so happy to see that Mitch put one of his shots as the banner picture. Capturing flame is very hard to do, and the shine on the cups is wonderful.

We take our vacation in the winter, when we go to Florida to escape the harsh Michigan winters.


Walking in my front door
Walking into my front door in the summer, one can see back to the woods behind the house.

Door into summer
Our door into Summer; this is Florida in February, with palm fronds outside the front door.

Florida weather
This is a naughty picture; we had just settled in down in Florida and I took a shot of the TV weatherman showing us where it says "warm" and showing all my family and friends enduring an Arctic blast. It made a nice email attachment.



PICTURE THIS #309 ~SUMMER VACATION

Love the banner shot by Mitch.... candles have always fascinated me...
Good theme chosen by Heidi. 


I don't like going to the beach in Summer but once in the season I go with my grandson. Last year, he was so proud of having caught a crab that he didn't feel shy to show it to strangers...
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It's intriguing, frustrating or whatever you may call it when you come back home from vacations and download photos from your camera to the computer and find a weird shot... 
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When I travel in Summer, I always bring some souvenirs for my family. Last year, I found these key covers cute enough to please my daughter in law who loves gadgets.
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Picture This #309 ~ Summer Vacation

Many thanks to Heidi for hosting this week's challenge. A good theme, looking forward to seeing where everyone has visited during their vacations!! 

Here are mine, from the last four years:

1) 2014. Walking the Dorset coastal path, England.
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2) 2013. Ruins of a Hopi dwelling, Wupatki National Monument, Arizona.
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3) 2012. Inspiration Point, Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah.
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4) 2011. Great Blue Heron on the hunt, taken during an airboat trip on Boggy Creek, Florida.
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PT CCCIX ~ Summer Vacation

Beautiful banner by Mitch and wonderful theme by Heidi 

These three photos are from the same visit to the Beach of Kn√§haken south of my hometown of Helsingborg. 
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Picture This #309 ~ Summer Vacation

Thanks for hosting Heidi.

I no longer do summer holidays because I live in a place that does it all for me. I spend the good summer days usually taking walks in the neighbourhood with Mr. Swiss or on the patio with the computer.

We live just 5 minutes walk from the Rive Aare which goes through the middle of Switzerland. I took this photo a couple of days ago of the Aare. You can see see a small peak at the Jura mountains in the distance.
River Aare

We  have a stork colony in the village of Altreu, a village on the Aare. The storks are free to do what they want to do and sometimes they pay us a visit in our area. I was lucky enough to see one taking a walk along the river in a field.
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Looks like the reeds are getting higher along the river bank.
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My garden is also one of my favourite places for a summer holiday, perhaps eating our meals outside and taking a look at how it grows and flowers.
Roses and Sweet William in Garden

Oh, and  nearly forgot, what would a walk along the river be if one of the swans did not show up to say hello.
Swan on river Aare



PICTURE THIS #309 ~ SUMMER VACATION

HI ALL MY FRIENDS!!
THIS WEEK I WILL BE YOUR HOST.
HOPE ALL ARE ENJOYING A GOOD SUMMER OR FALL WHERE YOU LIVE.
I THOUGHT SINCE IT IS SUMMER IT WOULD BE NICE IF YOU ALL WOULD SHOW US YOUR FAVORITE VACATION PICTURES --AT HOME OR FAR AWAY

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Wednesday, 24 June 2015

PICTURE THIS #308 ~ SHINE

Love the banner by Pat and the theme chosen by Benni!

The three shots below were taken last week during my journey... Each day, in the evening, I reached an urban centre and had the opportunity to immerge in the so-called civilization...

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Sunday, 21 June 2015

PT CCCVIII ~ Shine

Beautiful banner by Pat and theme by Benni.

This is a fireworks taken on New Year's Eve '11 - '12.
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This biker's go-light I photographed on the Dreamlight Festival of Helsingborg in '13
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This shimmering blue wall I photographed on a visit to the Blue Planet aquarium in Copenhagen.
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Saturday, 20 June 2015

Picture This #308 ~ Shine

Many thanks to Benni for hosting this week's theme. A really good one, with lots of different possibilities!!

Here are mine:

1) Shining a light in the dark.
Glow One

2) Shiny irridescent fly.
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3) Magnolia leaves outlined in sunshine.
Magnolia Leaves Backlit

4) Fountain in the sunshine.
Backlit Fountain 1



Picture This #308 ~ Shine

Thanks for hosting Benni and thanks Mitch for featuring my grass or whatever as a banner shot. Just a small remark Mitch, what about a banner photo from you some time - don't be shy you have some wonderful photos to show.


Shiny means getting everything nice a clean and sparkling, so I made a couple of new photos as things are not always as they should be.

My lamp base caught my eye this morning, so here it is. I think Mr. Swiss shines that now and again
Shiny lamp

And my glass dish with an apple shining away
Shiny glass dish

Our River Aar always shines, whether in the sun or in the storm clouds
Stormy weather over Solothurn

And these are all shining at our monthly market
Impressions of September monthly market in Solothurn



PICTURE THIS #308 ~ SHINE

 HI ALL AND THANKS BENNI FOR THE GREAT THEME
                                                                   

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Picture This #308 ~ Shine

Happy Saturday, this is Benni, your host this weekend. Wonderful banner shot by Pat!! The theme I have picked has to do with light and objects that shine or shimmer, glow or sparkle in it. There's a lot of room for some great pictures here, anything that reflects or plays with light.  Let your imaginations go and have a good time.


Sail boat
Diamonds on the water

Cars
Detroit car show, 1989 Corvette reflected in the headlamp of a 1930 Model A Ford.

Glassflowers
Glass flowers

Sea gold
Pelicans on a shimmering sea.



Wednesday, 17 June 2015

Picture This #307 ~ Fields and Grass

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A field of grass at Brooklyn Botanic Garden in the native plants section.
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Grasses near a charming little building in Prospect Park, Brooklyn
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Hiding out in the grasses ~ Prospect Park, Brooklyn

Tuesday, 16 June 2015

Picture This #307 ~ Fields And Grass

This one came along at the right time. Things are starting to grow around the basin, so Fields and grass are everywhere. Even a few others who enjoy the green slivers. Thanks Pat for the theme to play with. Also it does my heart and lens good seeing the shot on the banner. So now for a romp in the field.


This young Coyote beatin cheeks to get into the cover of the Field's grass cover. Not really into being in pictures today I guess. LOL
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A deer enjoying everything mother nature can throw her way.
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Oh the party is getting bigger. 
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As I said the wheat is coming up nicely in the fields. Hopefully it will be a wonderful year for the areas wheat harvest.
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