A few little details

The pattern

It’s the little details that are vital. Little things make big things happen ~ John Wooden.

Ignoring Dandelion is not possible
If it was not blur

Little details have special talents in creating big problems! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

A great photograph is one that fully expresses what one feels, in the deepest sense, about what is being photographed ~ Ansel Adams

Dedication
A couple of days ago

To appreciate the beauty of a snowflake it is necessary to stand out in the cold ~Aristotle

Last week when temperature was aaround -8 degree C.

Sadly I do not own a macro lens. I looked for it at different places/shops but didn’t manage to get one. I wish to get one this year but for now I hope you like these images.

Lens-artists-photo-challenge

Weekend 113: A walk in fresh snow

We had snow on the night of 25th December but it was gone within 48 hours. It snowed for the sake of white Christmas. Many of us were missing snow even the people who don’t ski.

On the first day of 2021 we enjoyed our usual hike but there was no snow just some frost.

Fortunately we had good snow on Saturday morning. The trees covered with snow were beuatiful. The temperature was perfect for a leisure walk and a visit to our local cafe. They serve good carrot cake and coffee. The cafe visit didn’t happen as it was closed for Christmas. It may sound odd but yes, in this town the restaurant, the cafe and the bar all were closed from 21st December til 3rd of January. The employees were given Christmas break to be with their families.

It isn’t what you have or who you are or where you are or what you are doing that makes you happy or unhappy. It is what you think about it ~ Dale Carnegie

Resolve to keep happy, and your joy and you shall form an invincible host against difficulties ~ Helen Keller

Our walk was concluded with a piece of rum soaked fruit and nut cake which I made for Christmas and a cup of hot chocolate.

Jo’s Monday Walk

Sunday Trees

Looking back at 2020!

Spring is the season of hope

It’s funny how, in this journey of life, even though we may begin at different times and places, our paths cross with others so that we may share our love, compassion, observations, and hope. This is a design of God that I appreciate and cherish.~ Steve Maraboli

A walk on one foggy morning
Beautiful landscape and dramatic clouds

Not I, nor anyone else can travel that road for you.
You must travel it by yourself.
It is not far. It is within reach.
Perhaps you have been on it since you were born, and did not know.
Perhaps it is everywhere – on water and land.
~ Walt Whitman (Leaves of Grass)

Sometimes, reaching out and taking someone’s hand is the beginning of a journey. At other times, it is allowing another to take yours.
~ Vera Nazarian (The Perpetual Calendar of Inspiration)

Terri’s Sunday Stills Photo Challenge

The theme is for today “Jan 3” : Your 2020 Retrospective (share your year in images)

Lens artists photo challenge:Favourite Images of 2020

Let cat out of the bag!

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Tian Tan Buddha is a large bronze statue of Buddha Shakyamuni at Ngong Ping, Lantau Island, in Hong Kong

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The Villa d’Este is a 16th-century villa in Tivoli, near Rome, famous for its terraced hillside Italian Renaissance garden and especially for its profusion of fountains. It is now an Italian state museum, and is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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The Ghibli Clock (officially called NI-Tele Really BIG Clock) is a large clock and sculpture designed by Hayao Miyazaki, installed outside the Nittele Tower (located close to Shiodome Station) in Tokyo, Japan. The structure is made of copper and steel.

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 Giant chess board in the Rijksmuseum gardens in Amsterdam

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Charles Bridge is a medieval stone arch bridge that crosses the Vltava river in Prague, Czech Republic. Its construction started in 1357 under the auspices of King Charles IV, and finished in the early 15th century.

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Calle Marqués de Larios, also known simply as Calle Larios, is a pedestrian and shopping street in Málaga, Spain. The street was inaugurated on 27 August, 1891. 

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Back side of the French Church of Friedrichstadt at the Gendarmenmarkt in Berlin, Germany.

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Toledo is an ancient city set on a hill above the plains of Castilla-La Mancha in central Spain. The capital of the region, it’s known for the medieval Arab, Jewish and Christian monuments in its walled old city. 

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Ulriken is the highest of the Seven Mountains that surround the city of Bergen, Norway. It has a height of 643 metres above sea level.

Six Word Saturday