Art, Creativity, Photography, Travel, Writing

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looks like there will be a good hazel nut harvest this year

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bee on a teasel

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thistledown

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Queen Anne’s lace

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you might almost call this “digital graffiti” – seen in India

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sculpture in Ettelbruck, Luxembourg

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a bird in the hand ….

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Fortune teller’s sign, Yangon, Myanmar

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a girl embroidering a picture from a black and white photo, Halong Bay, Vietnam

view more hands via Ailsa’s links

Are you an ailurophile or ‘phobe (in other words cat lover or cat hater/fearer)? I’ve been a cat lover all my life and my parents gave me my first cat when I was 5 years old and I’ve had one, on and off, ever since.

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Scampi

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Milo

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Buttons

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view other people’s interpretations of the theme “cat” here.

Travel theme: exits

An entrance is always followed by an exit. This week no-one can be unaware of the unprecedented exit by the UK from the European Union, prompting Ailsa’s choice of the theme of EXIT this week.

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the exit (and entrance) to the inner chamber of the great pyramid in Giza. It’s a difficult climb/descent as you have to bend nearly double and it’s a couple of hundred metres

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painting depicting the flight of the holy family from Egypt, in the Coptic Church in Cairo

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making our exit from Cairo via one of the tunnels in rush hour

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sunset in Luxor

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migratory flight of birds in search of more hospitable climes

Partners and partnerships come in many forms:

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the twin towers of Hangar 7, Salzburg

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a street musician in Salzburg

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a man and his bicycle in Salzburg

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the most sublime partnership – chocolate cake and coffee in the Café Sacher, Salzburg

 

WordPress editor Cheri Lucas Rowlands recently shared a post entitled “Doors are stories” and invited artists, photographers, fiction and non-fiction writers to share their take on doors.

I’ve always been fascinated by doors and windows and wondered what lies behind.

 

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not so much into the lion’s den but in through the lion’s mouth (entrance to an Indian temple)

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entrance to the Durgiana temple, also known as the Silver temple, in Amritsar, India

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view through a doorway in the Golden temple, Amritsar

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a doorway in the old village of Khajuraho, India

 

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a door with a fairy tale to tell (Luxembourg-Grund)

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main entrance to the Katasteramt (cadastre/land registry office), Trier, Germany

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a door within a door, Trier, Germany

Travel theme: plants

Travelling as much as I do, I’ve seen a fair few plants in my time. Here are some of the more unusual/spectacular ones I’ve come across

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parrot plant

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pitcher plant

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angels wing plant

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sea pandan

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Napoleon’s button tree

sharing with Ailsa and other plant lovers

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