Saturday, 31 December 2016

Picture This #383 ~ Shades Of Green

First of all Happy New Year to all and may it be a good one.
Thanks Mitch for hosting with a good theme and also for featuring my glittery Poinsettia as banner photo.
I decided to avoid plants where possible in my photos and look for something different.

This is the new bottle bank at my supermarket. The plastic bottles are now crushed automatically when you put them through the slot. Glass bottles seem to have disappeared, but there is also a slot for them somewhere.
Bottle Bank

Saw this Mini Cooper parked next to our car so thought it would be a good subject for a photo and brought some memories back of Mr. Swiss first own car, although I did not know him then and it was many years ago. Today they have re-modernised them.Mini Cooper 25.11.2016

I was sitting outside and a grasshopper appeared. When he saw my camera, it was show time on the Bromeliad.
Grasshopper on Bromelia 23.08 (1)

A cabbage study.
Cabbage thoughts




Picture This #383 ~ Shades Of Green

Happy 2017 to all. I'm getting ready to go to warmer climes in Florida, but wanted to take part while I do some last minute packing.

GrnGlass
Green glass.

Lily of the Valley
Lilies-of-the-valley.

Gulf of Mexico
Green sea.



PICTURE THIS #383 ~ SHADES OF GREEN

HI ALL!! HOPE EVERYONE HAD A GOOD HOLIDAY. 
NOW A HAPPY NEW YEAR TO YOU ALL AND A HEALTHY  2017!!
MITCH, A VERY COOL THEME 
AND PAT A WONDERFUL BANNER.


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PT CCCLXXXIII ~ Shades Of Green

Utterly lovely banner by Pat and theme by Mitch.

My bike route from town to home.Anders1


Taken at the Dreamlight festival of Helsingborg.Anders2


Taken at a special garden event at Sofiero.Anders3



Picture This #383 ~ Shades Of Green

Hi everyone!! This is Mitch, I'll be hosting this last theme of 2016. Hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and wishing you all a very happy and healthy New Year!! I decided to avoid a theme based around New Year and decided instead to go for a colour-based theme. So, lets see your different shades of green!! 

1) The greens of a backlit leaf.
Leaf Light 2

2) This little green fellow dropped by to say hello while I was walking around Colby Woodland Gardens.
Quit Bugging Me 2

3) The different shades of green in this bud disguise the fact it will shortly be a sunflower!!
Sunflower Bud 3

4) The light and shaded greens of a fine old English Oak.
Fine Old Oak 2



Friday, 23 December 2016

Happy Christmas Everyone!!

Wishing all the members of Picture This a very Happy Christmas!!  PT will be back on 31st December.

(Photo credit: BENNI)





Saturday, 17 December 2016

Picture This #382 ~ C Is For Christmas And....

Wonderful photo from Mitch as banner, I really liked that photo.


Thanks for hosting Belita.



Poinsettia is the local store with some glitter. We call them Christmas star translated from German. I always have one at home every year.

Poinsettia

Our neighbours are decorating their balconies.
Christmas Lights 04.12 (2)

And what would Christmas be without Mistletoe. They are actually a parasitic growth and attach themselves to the trees. They look very attractive in their bunches hanging on the trees and are very common in our area. This is actually a coloured photo, but it seemed to be a black, grey and white day.
Feldbrunnen to Langendorf 16.12.2016

The next door neighbour's decoration.
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And the local supermarket were running a special offer. You got a card and for every 20 Swiss francs you spent you got a sticky for the card. When the card is full you can choose from 3 teddy bears. I managed to get all three within 2 weeks, and now have a fourth bear - does anyone want a teddy bear? They are easy to look after, do not need food, just a hug now and again.
Teddy bears



Picture This #382 ~ C IS FOR CHRISTMAS AND.........

Many thanks to Belita for hosting this week, a very appropriate and festive theme it is!! I had fun trying to find some varied shots rather than all just typical Christmas decoration shots. Didn't completely succeed, but who cares.....it's Christmas!! 

1) C for Christmas Tree, of course!! This is my mom's. I love her choice of colour and decoration. 
Blue Glow 5

2) C for Cold Covering of snow. Llandeilo village, Carmarthenshire, Wales. 
Frozen Valley

3) C for Cheers!! I'll drink to that!!
Drinks 2 Alcohol

4) C for Cheerful happy face of Christmas!!
Happy Santa



PT CCCLXXXII ~ C Is For Christmas And........

Beautiful banner by Mitch and terrific seasonal theme by Belita.

Three shots from the Christmas of 08.

Anders1


Anders2


Anders3



PICTURE THIS #382 ~ 'C' FOR CHRISTMAS AND.....

HI ALL!! HOPE ALL ARE WELL.
THANKS FOR HOSTING BELITA AND LOVE YOUR THEME.
MITCH, THE BANNER IS SO COOL.

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'C' IS FOR CHILD WHO LOVES PLAYING CLOWN.DSC00430-1

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Picture This #382 ~ 'C' Is For Christmas And ...

I was so excited about this theme. I got to look through many of my pictures and relive memories. These are the ones I have chosen. Oh, did I say I love the banner shot by Mitch? I do.


Honey
Christmas cat.

Firecracker fern
C is for Crimson. I loved these flowers and spent many hours getting just the right shot.

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C is for Carried Away. Like this young lady, I will soon be on the beach, jumping for joy as she is.

Heading down to Florida in early January. Away from the cold, snow and ice.



PICTURE THIS #382 ~ 'C' IS FOR CHRISTMAS AND...

Hello PT fellows! This is Belita who first of all wants to present sincere apologies for the irregular posting recently due to neither enough free time nor suitable mood... Even though, I'm very pleased to host this week's Challenge under the theme
'C' IS FOR CHRISTMAS AND...
I'm looking forward to viewing the subjects of your contributions.
Enjoy!

I start with 'C' for Christmas Centrepiece
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But Christmas is also associated with Carousels...
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... and with Children...
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...who love going to the circus but many of them hate Clowns, characters who sometimes make people laugh but inside they are sad. 
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Monday, 12 December 2016

Picture This #381 ~ Street Scenes

Many thanks to Heidi for hosting this week and holding the fort while I was away at the  weekend. A great theme, was fun looking for some different ones. 

1) Alms Houses at Wells Cathedral, Somerset, England.
Alms Houses 1

2) A shop in Smithville Village, New Jersey.
Ireland & Old Lace

3)  Typical New York street scene.
NYPD

4) 'Old West' street scene, Bonnie Springs, Nevada.
Liberty Bell




Saturday, 10 December 2016

Picture This #381 ~ Street Scenes

Thanks for hosting Heidi and thnks to Mitch for featuring my snow scene as a banner photo.


Someone said Street scene. This is a bit out of context perhaps, but my mum took the photo in 1945 or 46 in our street in the East End of London on VE Day, the end of the war. The street was decorated and people were ready to at last have a party, relax, and be glad that it was over. Taken probably with our Brownie Box camera.

Norah Street 1945

Taken on a visit to London when I always stayed with my friend in Hornchurch, London. This is a turning at the end of her road and you can see a bloke coming towards me. It was a second hand car sales place and he wanted to know why I was taking a photo. I explained I was a tourist and it was OK. He was just a bit worried I might be from a car insurance. I think he had a few dodgy motors on the place. Actually I was aiming for the YMCA building in the background.
YMCA from Grenfell Avenue, Hornchurch

And now just a normal street scene in our local town of Solothurn, at the time when the sunflowers blossom, on  market day.
Market stall in Solothurn

This is the market square in Bern, capital of Switzerland.
Market Square, Bern