Sunday, 28 August 2016

PT CCCLXVII ~ On The Road Again

Wonderful banner and theme by Pat.

These three shots show the dirt road to the Kulla Gunnarstorp Castle, the road to the vicarage in Norra Åsum, East Scania and a road in the Kullaberg Nature Reserve where we met this rider when I was there with the Helsingborg Photoclub.


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The Name Plate Maker
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An ear wax cleaner guy cleaning out an auto rickshaw ears out while another guy changes the flat tire.
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A girl waiting for someone near a mall.
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A Balloon Seller.
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A local roadside market near my home selling things like vegetables, utensils, clothing/plastic items, grains and spices.
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Saturday, 27 August 2016

Picture This #367 ~ On The Road Again

Many thanks to Pat for hosting this week at rather short notice!! A great theme, and of course I immediately knew which roads I wanted to use. All my shots were taken on a trip to the South-West US in 2012. I really wish I was on these roads again!!!

1) Road through Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah,  near Pondarosa Point. The canyon is off to the right of this shot. Elevation approx 8700 feet. 
Road Through Bryce

2) Heat-haze rising from a desert road in the Mojave Desert on the Nevada/California border. 
Desert Road Heat-Haze

3) Road high in the Spring Mountains, Nevada, on the way to Mount Charleston.
Road To Mount Charleston 2

4) This road takes the 'direct' route through Red Canyon, Utah.
Roadarch - Red Canyon 2



Picture This #367 ~ On The Road Again

Good morning and good day to everyone! Hope you are all well.


1935 Dodge
1935 Dodge Coupe.

Armadillo
Armadillo heading for the road.

Waiting on a bus
Young woman waiting for a bus.



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HI ALL!! FROM A VERY HOT LATE SUMMER WEEK IN EUROPE. 
PAT, A WONDERFUL THEME AND A WONDERFUL BANNER!!

ON THE ROAD AGAIN.
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ON THE WATER IN SAN FRANCISCO.DSC00644-1  

ON THE ROAD WITH YOUR BIKE.tn-1 

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ON THE ROAD WATCHING THE WINE COME IN IN MINERVOIS,FRANCE.05__6



PICTURE THIS #367 ~ ON THE ROAD AGAIN

Love the theme chosen by Pat as I'm always ready to be on the road ....

Photo taken from inside a bus (Spain)
ON THE ROAD AGAIN

In Lithuania
ON THE ROAD AGAIN

In Estonia
ON THE ROAD AGAIN

On the Way of St. James 
ON THE ROAD AGAIN

Friday, 26 August 2016

Picture This #367 ~ On The Road Again

Reporting from Switzerland it is Pat. I had to do some quick thinking. Although I do not get around as much as I used to, I can still manage the garden and shooting photos from a car is also interesting. It was a choice of  blinding you all with macro photos, but not everyone has a macro lens, so I decided on some road photos. I have begun to photograph people more than cars, so I hope I am not bothering anyone.

I saw this small groups of cyclists who had a meeting just as we were approaching our village. Getting around on a bike is quite common in Switzerland, if you can ride one. I cannot.

Baselstrasse

This young lady was cycling past a field of maize.
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And some more cyclists in the village.
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Of course the traffic has to be organised.
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Sunday, 21 August 2016

PT CCCLXVI ~ Summer Fun

Beautiful banner by Belita and wonderful theme by Heidi.

These three shots were taken at a visit to the Eslöv Museum of Toys. It was wonderful to walk around the various displayed miniature landscapes. The owner has truly made a marvellous job of assembling these landscapes and the arrangement of the railway lines.


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Saturday, 20 August 2016

Picture This #366 ~ Summer Fun

Thanks for hosting Heidi and a lovely banner photo from Belita


My days of summer fun have long gone, and my summers are now spent at home. I no longer feel the need for beaches and I never was a good swimmer. My photos of beaches are not digital. I should scan them into the computer.



I do not get out so much lately, and most of my new photos are in and around the home. We mainly eat outside on the porch. We are sheltered from the rain with a roof above and it is very comfortable. Being next to the kitchen door there is no problem in transporting the food.  On the rare occasions when the weather is not so warm, we stay inside. I also have an electric plug outside for the computer, although for my Apple I do not really need it.

Porch

We also have a front garden, which is cooler. Here I also have a small table and on hot days it is very pleasant to sit here with the computer and write or I might take a few photos. I took this photo today and yes, it was raining.
Front Garden

Not wanting to bore you with only in front of the house, and at the back of the house, a year ago I was in the Mosel Valley in Germany, for my son's wedding. Yes he is not already married a year and they are now buying their own house. This is a view from where I was staying, at the house/hotel belonging to my daughter-in-law's parents. Everyone grows grapes, wine is the only industry and they also have quite a few vineyards. It has been in the family for a few generations.
A Visit to the River Mosel area in Germany

And here is my shadow taking a photo of the grapevines as they were growing. This was in July, so the grapes are not yet big enough to harvest. Everything is on a slope and the ideal worker is the one with one leg half the length of the other, otherwise you are permanently standing on a slope.
A Visit to the River Mosel area in Germany



Picture This #366 ~ Summer Fun

Wonderful banner by Belita. Art at its finest is art for everyone to enjoy every day.

On to summer. Here in Michigan it is still high summer with temperatures 90ºF/32ºC. Some old pictures and some new.


Grilled ribs
Grilled ribs at an outdoor fair. Sausage too.

Sturgeon Moon
The other night I went out to capture the Sturgeon Moon. It was misty and the creatures of the summer night were singing to me.

Bait bucket
Lots of people like to fish in the summer. So do birds.

Milkweed
Milkweed in the afternoon sun.



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Thanks, Mitch, for choosing one of my photos to be this week's banner image!


Ice-cream is still a Summer icon ... (Estoril - Portugal)
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A wine festival is always an event that gives fun to the people who take part in it... (Setubal city - Portugal)SUMMER FUN

In Summer, many people have fun whenever they are on a beach (Cascais - Portugal) summer fun

Picture This #366 ~ Summer Fun

Many thanks to Heidi for hosting this week. Yes, I think we should do a summer theme before it disappears for another year. I think it may have already gone here, it's raining, strong winds and dark clouds. More like autumn!!

Here are mine: 

1) Stopping for coffee and cake while out walking on a summer's day.
Coffee & Cake

2) Taking funny photos in the summer sunshine.
Reflections On A Summer Day

3) Strolling through fields of buttercups while walking in the countryside.
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4) Having ice-cream on the beach.
Rum & Raisin

Getting wet on the water-flume ride!!
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HI ALL!! 
AS SUMMER STARTS TO WANE I THOUGHT WE COULD DO 'SUMMER FUN'.
ANYTHING YOU LIKE THAT YOU DID THIS SUMMER OR LOVE TO DO IN SUMMER.
HOPE YOU ENJOY THE THEME. I THINK THERE IS SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE.

                                
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ENJOYING THE BEACH AND SWIMMING.8ca6c8d7-10c4-4433-9554-35f264d9cf0c  

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MEETING FRIENDS IN THE EVENING FOR HAPPY HOUR IN THE WARM SUMMER EVENING.544f43f9-aa28-409a-86ce-f315c0243386