Sunday, November 28, 2010

Favourite colour

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One of my favourite colours is purple, but I think I look good when I wear blue colours.

What's your favourite colour?

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Flowers on Saturday *10*


I hope everyone had a wonderful week and is ready for weekend now, I am; but before I go to sleep on this Friday night I decided to post my Flowers on Saturday early. (It's just few minutes past midnight over here)

For how to participate in Flowers on Saturday read HERE

To see THE FAVOURITE PHOTO from last week visit BUCKEROOMAMA over at MAMAHOOD AMONG OTHER THINGS
I hope you'll have time to check her beautiful photo


It's going to be a frosty weekend here, so I wanted to post some sunny flower and I thing that rose is just right for it.




Now it's your turn to show your great flower photos


Friday, November 26, 2010

Sky watch and Macro Friday



Don't ever save anything for a special occasion. Being alive is the special occasion.

~Author Unknown

for more sky photos visit Sky Watch Friday





If you are seeking creative ideas, go out walking. Angels whisper to a man when he goes for a walk. ~Raymond Inmon




The human spirit needs places where nature has not been rearranged by the hand of man. ~Author Unknown




For more macro photos click bytton below

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Walk on the beach


Last Sunday we went for a walk on the Termonfeckin beach in Co.Louth. The Sun was shining and it looked like nice warm day, but when we got the the beach all we could feel was very cold and strong wind. However it was great to get out from the house and spend some time in the fresh air.


Here are some photos that I took that day and linking them with few photo challenges.


My Sweet Shot for today
Sweet Shot Day




I am thankful for everything I have experienced
In this life , to be able to learn new things like photography







There is also the challenge of peace. As a supreme good and the condition for attaining many other essential goods, peace is the dream of every generation.
~Pope John Paul II Quote~






We had great time that day even if the wind was a bit too strong :)


the long road

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Sunday morning

I love Sunday mornings, I can stay in bed a bit longer, there is nothing rushing me to do, I can just relax and today I woke up to nice blue sky and it pu a smile on my face.

Now for some photo challenges on Sunday. All five photos are for Scavenger Hunt Sunday

1. The View Above - I had to use for that a photo from my files, it was taken on our trip to my sister last summer. Kids had lots of fun that day jumping so high

2. Something Hot - steaming hot water from a boiling kettle- making my morning tea:)

2. Something cold - Glass of water


Like cold water to a weary soul is good news from a distant land. ~Proverbs 25:25

Go over to Katie for more Scripture and Snapshot

4.Electronic - my backup storage for all the photos

5. Sparkle

the above photo is the only one that I didn't edit apart from resizeing it and it's my entry for SCOOC Sunday






Saturday, November 20, 2010

Flowers on Saturday *9*

Another week is gone, there is just few more left till the New Year, where is all that time go?
For how to participate in Flowers on Saturday read HERE


To see THE FAVOURITE PHOTO from last week visit EMILY -
LIVING LIFE ONE CLICK AT A TIME I hope you'll have time to check her beautiful photo


The other day I was thinking that photography is taking over my other hobbies, so I promised I will try to do at least one craft project a week. This photo was taken for my last crafty idea and you can check the whole tutorial HERE




Just one more thing before you link your amazing photos, some of you had problems with the button code, please make sure that you are coping the entire code, hopefully that will solve the problem :)


And now let's see your photos:


Friday, November 19, 2010

Sky watch Friday

The melancholy days are come, the saddest of the year,Of wailing winds, and naked woods, and meadows brown and sere. Heaped in the hollows of the grove, the autumn leaves lie dead;They rustle to the eddying gust, and to the rabbit’s tread.

~ By William Cullen Bryant



My entry for today's Sky Watch Friday




I hope to see your flower photos tomorrow

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Chestnuts - to eat or not to eat?


I have two questions for you today:

1. Did you ever try chestnuts?

2. Did you eat something before that was poisonous and you didn't know about it?

I am linking my questions with Blessing Reflections Thursday meme:
THIS

You read my two questions and now I would like to let you know, that if you ever try to get your own chestnuts for eating, be very careful what you chose.


The ones pictured at the end of my post are poisonous and they are called Horse chestnuts. My partner always like to try new things, so one day while on our walk he gathered some lovely looking chestnuts and decided to roast them. I am not the one for trying new things so I said I won't be eating it. I don't think he actually ate many of them either. But after a day or two he got a very bad rush on his arms and hands and wondered why. I think only after a week or so I decided to check some info about chestnuts and the wonderful Internet provided me with some knowledge. The chestnuts that he ate were poisonous, so I am so grateful that apart from the rush there was no other bad consequences.


Now for some good news, we collected that day as well some Edible Sweet Chestnuts, at first when I took that photo ( the one below) I had no clue what it is but again the Internet is great for information you need. The pod of the edible sweet chestnut has a sort of porky-pine look to it with thin needle like spikes that point out in all directions and form a sort of thicket where you cannot see anything but the spikes. These are green while the chestnuts are forming and then turn brown when the chestnuts are mature


Sweet Chestnut





Horse Chestnuts


BEFORE




Above photo is SOOC and the one below is after I did some changes. It was taken with Nikkon D5000 and I used Microsoft Office picture manager. First I cropped it, next adjusted mid tones a bit and added some contrast.


These shots are my entries for Before and after photo meme. To see other entries check Before and After at Pixel Perfect blog


AFTER



Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Joy

“Joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls.”

~Mother Teresa of Calcutta ~


It's such a Joy to be a mother to my lovely daughter, even if she acts up a bit from time to time. But I still love her , no matter what.





Visit Liz for more Joy photos:

and for more black and white photography check Wednesday link party
the long road

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

How to make dry flowers arrangement




If you've received a beautiful bunch of roses and after a while it is not that fresh anymore why not dry it and make a perfect dry flower arrangement.



All you need for this dry flower arrangement is:
  • dry flowers
  • floral foam
  • scissors
  • hair spray
First you have to let your flowers dry, hang each bundle upside down by their stems, it will keep the flowers and leaves in an upward position as they dry. You probably have to leave them like that for a week or even longer. That's the longest part of the project




To preserve your dried flowers use hair spray. Mist each dried flower and let it dry well before you use them in the arrangement.








Next, cut the stems short






Once you have your floral foam and stems ready, start arranging the flowers

The best way is to put them in the middle first and then work around it






If you look at the picture below, it looks pretty good and you can just put a nice matching ribbon to cover the foam, or you can keep going putting more flowers around it to make it look like it's a flower ball








Once you done, the only thing now is to find a perfect place to display your dry flower arrangement.




I am linking my Dry Flowers Arrangement with great craft link parties, click on the buttons below to see other great ideas



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