donderdag 23 oktober 2014

Thursday Challenge; Home

The Thursday Challenge of today is; "HOME" (House, Apartment, Trailer Home,...)

Your home is your castle comes to mind; The one place where I feel truly at home besides my own house is Scotland of course (where else)

So these pictures are of my favorite castle;
Eilean Donan Castle in Scotland (Made in 2005)



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donderdag 16 oktober 2014

Thursday Challenge; Happy

The Thursday Challenge of this week is: HAPPY (Smiles, Faces, Laughter, Humorous Things,...)

Well this happy face always makes me smile: She's almost 13 years old (next Thursday is her birthday) and although a bit stiff in her bones now and then still a happy dog. :)


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vrijdag 10 oktober 2014

Butterflies

Today I was lucky to see this rare butterfly. It must be an Atalanta but with totaly different colours than a normal one. I've read that it's possible sometimes but now I've seen it with my own eyes. And it was gorgeous! His friend was sitting right next to him with the 'normal' Atalanta colours.




Speckled Wood butterflies are all over the place here even in October;


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donderdag 9 oktober 2014

Thursday Challenge; Shiny

It's Thursday again and the Thursday Challenge today is:
"SHINY" (Mirrors, Reflections, Glass, Jewellery, Metal,...)






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zondag 5 oktober 2014

October morning

I love autumn and I love poems so I used to combine those two but somehow I forgot it. Today I walked outside and it was a lovely autumn morning, my kind of weather; drizzle, dark and the leaves are starting to change colour and fall. I took this photo for a dear friend in India who doesn't know autumn and found this poem to go along with it and thought: I want to start that kind of blogging again. A picture and a poem that goes along with it. So here it is I hope you like it. I took it with my phone so the quality isn't that good but still a nice picture of autumn.

Have a lovely Sunday.

October

By Robert Frost
 
O hushed October morning mild,
Thy leaves have ripened to the fall;
Tomorrow’s wind, if it be wild,
Should waste them all.
The crows above the forest call;
Tomorrow they may form and go.
O hushed October morning mild,
Begin the hours of this day slow.
Make the day seem to us less brief.
Hearts not averse to being beguiled,
Beguile us in the way you know.
Release one leaf at break of day;
At noon release another leaf;
One from our trees, one far away.
Retard the sun with gentle mist;
Enchant the land with amethyst.
Slow, slow!
For the grapes’ sake, if they were all,
Whose leaves already are burnt with frost,
Whose clustered fruit must else be lost—
For the grapes’ sake along the wall.

 © KH

donderdag 2 oktober 2014

Thursday Challenge; Together

This Thursday Challenge it's about:
"TOGETHER" (Bacon and Eggs, Things that go together,...)

Honey and bees go together I think:


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zondag 21 september 2014

Heather

A few weeks ago while walking in the forest I took these pics (among others the header which I edited)




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