Saturday, 14 October 2017

Picture This #421 ~ All By Myself

A great theme, Anders, and a wonderful banner shot by Mitch. Here are my offerings:

Egret
An egret all by herself, hoping for a meal.

Tree on the beach
A lonely tree on a beach in Michigan. The white puffs are seagulls.

Afraid of the water
This dog had been brought to the dog beach in Florida, but he was bewildered by the water and afraid of the other dogs. A few days later he had gotten used to it and was enjoying himself.



PICTURE THIS #421 ~ ALL BY MYSELF

HI ALL FROM SUNNY BUT SMOKEY SAN FRANCISCO. 
A VERY SAD THING THIS YEAR, LOTS OF BAD WILD FIRES JUST NORTH OF ME.
THANK YOU ANDERS FOR HOSTING AND A WONDERFUL BANNER MITCH!!

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Picture This #421 ~ All By Myself

Many thanks to Anders for hosting this week. He's chosen a theme I'm sure we've never done before. I had to think about this one and search through my archives for suitable shots. Some of them are  a few years old!!

1) This horse looked lonely by itself and was also tethered, so it couldn't even explore the field it was in.
Lonely Horse

2) I wandered lonely as a cloud...........
I Wandered Lonely As A........

3) This fungus had no-one to talk to.
Lonely Fungus

4) Even boats get lonely.........
Long Time No Sea 1



Friday, 13 October 2017

Picture This #421 ~ All By Myself

Welcome and greetings from Sweden! This is Anders and I'm hosting this week. The theme is inspired by Celine Dion's megahit "All By Myself". Looking forward to your takes on the theme. best Anders.

Beautiful banner by Mitch.

This was taken at a visit to the Helsingborg Tropical Museum.
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And this at a visit to the Fredriksdal's Open Air Museum.
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And this at the Ystad Safari Park.
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Sunday, 8 October 2017

Picture This #420 ~ Woodland, Forest Or Trees

Thanks for hosting Mitch and lovely banner by Benni.

As we were driving to the store, I noticed how the colours of the forests were changing on the slopes of the Jura. The shadows were also playing their part in the photo.
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Fir cones on a tree opposite our home.
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Some of our trees are a forest in themselves.
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And a snowy forest view.
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Saturday, 7 October 2017

Picture This #420 ~ Woodland, Forest Or Trees

This is a perfect theme for me as I try to spend some time each day walking in the woods and have been exploring different woodland preserves in my area. Thank you for having my picture as the banner shot! As always I am honored.

Barred Owl
Walking, I saw a blur, and suddenly there it was, an owl. This is a barred owl, one of the few owls that hunt during the day.

Woodpecker tree
This tree is being excavated by woodpeckers looking for insects.

Big rock
A boulder in the woods. Nice place to sit and have a sip of water.

Manasota Key
Forests in Florida are different from temperate zone forests. The vegetation grows so fast that paths are quickly overgrown. I tend to walk on the edge so as to avoid hostile wildlife such as snakes, spiders and thorns.



PT CDXLII ~ Woodland, Forest Or Trees

Terrific banner by Benni and theme by Mitch.

My bike route home from town.
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A lake in the Kullaberg Nature reserve.
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A bent tree in the forest of Halland's Weather Isle, off the now peninsula of Scania.
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PICTURE THIS #420 ~ WOODLAND, FOREST OR TREES

HI ALL FROM CALIFORNIA!! ENJOYING THE SUNSHINE!! 
BENNI, A GREAT BANNER!!
MITCH, A VERY COOL THEME.


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Picture This #420 ~ Woodland, Forest Or Trees

Hi everyone, this is Mitch and I'll be hosting this week. My theme is 'Woodland, Forest Or Trees'.  That doesn't mean just photos of trees, but can be any of the many other wonderful sights you see within a woodland or forest. If by some strange chance you have no woodland or forest shots at all, then any tree shots will be ok too. I know it isn't always possible, but where you can please try to use shots you haven't posted before. All of mine were taken this year and have not been posted before. 

1) I love to see dappled sunlight in a forest stand of narrow tree trunks.
Dappled Light 2

2) A common site on the floor of any pine forest.
Forest Floor 1

3) Fresh growth in the forest.
Pine Buds 1

4) Fungi are a common sight in the autumn in forests and woodland.
Fungus 3

5) There's nothing like a walk on a woodland path to lift the spirits.
Woodland Path



Saturday, 30 September 2017

PT CDXIX ~ Back Of Things

Terrific theme by Pat and thanks for using my photo as a banner, Mitch.

The stern of the replica of the Swedish Eastindiaman Gothenburg III.
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Picture This #419 ~ Back Of Things

Great theme and a marvellous banner shot by Anders. I love that little boat; I wish I had one for myself.

Here are my pictures:

Deer

Scratching your backside can be difficult.

Dolphin tail

Capturing dolphins in the wild can be challenging. But I did get the back side.

Wooden pick-up truck bed.

The back of this truck is made of wood.

Ibis

The back of an ibis.



Picture This #419 ~ Back Of Things

Many thanks to Pat for hosting this week, and an intriguing theme she has chosen!! Took me some time to find some shots that fit the theme!! These are mostly older shots. 

1) The 'back side' of Liberty!!
Liberty 21

2)  The rear-end of the ferry to Ireland.
Reversing

3) At the back of the worker's houses in Batsto industrial village are some very important facilities!!!
Outhouses

4) You wouldn't think photographing the back of someone's head would be a good idea, but I still think this is one of the best candid shots I've taken.
No Worries

PICTURE THIS #419 ~ BACK OF THINGS

Hi Anders!  Seeing a boat as a banner image is always good but on a sunny and warm day like today here, in Lisbon, is really pleasant! What a coincidence.... In the afternoon, I will go on a sunset cruise...
A very uncommon and creative subject, Pat!

My interpretations of Pat's choice of theme range from people and things to animals...

Lisbon - Moorish neighbourhood
BACK CYCLISTS AND BIKES

Lisbon - by the riverside
BACK OF THINGS/PEOPLE/ANIMALS

Thirsty ducks at a Lisbon park
BACK OF THINGS/PEOPLE/ANIMALS

PICTURE THIS #419 ~ BACK OF THINGS

HI ALL!! NOW FROM SAN FRANCISCO,CA FOR 4 WEEKS. 
PAT, THANKS FOR BEING OUR FEARLESS LEADER!! 
ANDERS, A WONDERFUL BANNER!!



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BRIDE.
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