Sunday, August 25, 2013

In the spotlight – Emergency Vehicles

I enjoyed stopping by everyone’s post on our town’s Emergency Vehicles; a lot of variety in size, shape and perspectives.  I thought that this week I would spotlight two thinking ‘outside the box’ photos.

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The antique emergency wheel chair,  By Peggy

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and from Ann in New Zealand a cherry picker for when the lights go out

Next week:  Vibrant Colors

Spotlights By Peggy

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Emergency Vehicles

A U.S. Firetruck from the 1950's 

My daughter is getting married today 
so I will not be around to check things here until sometime Friday. 

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Spotlights Front Gardens or Front Yards Which does your town have?

It takes time to establish a garden or a welcoming front yard, a very long time in the case of Jama's bonsai gardens. 

It takes time to cultivate a colourful, welcoming garden as shown to us by Kim:

 It takes time for neglect to take over a yard:

It takes time to plant a beautiful flower in a pot to create your very own little garden:
 Dawn Treader

It takes time for the creatures that reside in our yards and gardens to grow and feel comfortable:

If I find myself near Peggy's home town, I would definitely want to take the time to Rent a Yard.

Next topic - Emergency Vehicles such as fire trucks, police cars, ambulances.  (Not close encounters!)

Have a good week!

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Front Gardens or Front Yards?

I can't resist using this photo. 

Look at that front yard! 
This is the Hibernia Mansion in Wagontown, PA. 
Today it is a more of a museum 
operated by Chester County. 

Monday, August 12, 2013

Spotlight photos for August 9th.

There were some great photos as usual.

Jama's fountains

It is summer to me and nothing says summer fun like fountains with everyone trying to cool off.

This shot by Dawn Treader had just the right balance of color and romance. 

Have a great week shooting Front gardens, front yards and Pauline will be doing the 
spot lighting.

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Seasonal Fun

I recently posted this photo on my own blog 
but since it fit our theme so well 
I had to repost it here. 

Jumping Waves, Stone Harbor, New Jersey

Sunday, August 4, 2013

Spotlight Photos – Details

Another great week; a good topic, one enjoyed and one that seems to have inspired.  I am astounded by how many good -  no how many great photos are posted each week.  With our usual low summer numbers posting, it is easier to choose the photos to spotlight.  When there are 15 or 20 posts to choose from, needing to cull down the choices to 4 or 5 is hard, but with 6 participant I feel comfortable with posting a complete sampling ….  one from each of you.

Pauline’s detail of Maori Artfso weaving by pauline Maori art

Peggy’s Pine cones from last fall.fso pmacornsfromlastfall peggy

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When I visited Jama’s post I chose a different photo.  I even copied it over to my computer but my eye kept going back to this one.  I changed my mind;  I love this photo.  Wont attempt to explain why….. just do.







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What a find; what intricate detail!  I hope she took it home from the festival.  I have seen this motif on rugs and in paintings – carved it is extraordinary.








Scriptor Senex’s Petunia – Fine example of a British Flower.fso detail 240713 petunias 0355 scrptor senex

And finally, detailed story and photo of the herb coriander, more commonly known  as cilantro.  I love to use the leaves in salads and sauces and the seeds in soups and stews; I didn’t know it had so many health benefits.

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thank you all.


Next week:  seasonal fun.  Spotlights by Peggy

Friday, August 2, 2013


I am sorry for the mix up with the dates.
I just returned, I did not have internet all week.
Thanks Pauline for helping out.
Rebecca is away travelling, it looks like she scheduled this post but put the incorrect date for the link tool.. Easy to do, especially when we are busy. I can't figure out how to add the linky so I suggest we add our links in comments.  Happy weekend to all and I hope Rebecca is enjoying her travels.