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#826363 - Mon Sep 24 2012 04:03 PM This month's Theme is Blue
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Hope it doesn't give you all the blues. Over to you.
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#826398 - Mon Sep 24 2012 05:45 PM Re: This month's Theme is Blue [Re: ren33]
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Group of blue iris in Hatfield House gardens.


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#826545 - Tue Sep 25 2012 06:43 AM Re: This month's Theme is Blue [Re: Christinap]
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Lovely irises, and so many! What should be the collective noun for irises? A richesse, perhaps?

Congratulations on the Roll of Honour, Christina; I love the poppies you put up there. A pride of poppies? A host? The photo is heavenly anyway.

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#826547 - Tue Sep 25 2012 06:48 AM Re: This month's Theme is Blue [Re: Chavs]
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#826714 - Tue Sep 25 2012 04:26 PM Re: This month's Theme is Blue [Re: Chavs]
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Thanks Chavs. I think richesse would be a great noun for irisis, as far as I can see they don't actually have one at the moment, so you just invented it!

Thanks for the compliment on the poppies. We'd been to a horse show and came out on a private road, came round the corner and there they were. Couldn't even see them from the normal road. I sort of screeched the car to a halt and leapt out with the camera. Sad thing was the number of people who just drove past hardly looking at them.

Love the blue bottle - I actually thought Sarsparilla only existed in old western movies.

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#827571 - Fri Sep 28 2012 04:32 AM Re: This month's Theme is Blue [Re: Christinap]
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#827757 - Fri Sep 28 2012 04:10 PM Re: This month's Theme is Blue [Re: ren33]
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Aptly named Playa Azul. The "happy blues" of Cozumel. The definitive cure for SAD.

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#827763 - Fri Sep 28 2012 04:41 PM Re: This month's Theme is Blue [Re: mantequillo]
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Welcome to Photos,mantequillo! Thanks for a lovely picture.
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#827807 - Fri Sep 28 2012 08:42 PM Re: This month's Theme is Blue [Re: ren33]
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Thank you Ren so much for the warm welcome. I'm honoured to be part of such a talented, creative and witty group. I think it will be a lot of fun. I've been browsing pictures here for most of the day and can't begin to tell you how much I thoroughly enjoy seeing the world through the eyes of artistic people who actually 'see' the world. Thank you all for sharing.

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#827808 - Fri Sep 28 2012 08:45 PM Re: This month's Theme is Blue [Re: mantequillo]
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Well we are happy to welcome another artistic person, aren't we, all?
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#827838 - Fri Sep 28 2012 11:11 PM Re: This month's Theme is Blue [Re: ren33]
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We are indeed. Welcome mantequillo, looking forward to seeing loads of your photos over the coming days/weeks/months.

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#827839 - Fri Sep 28 2012 11:15 PM Re: This month's Theme is Blue [Re: ren33]
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Absolutely! Or is that Absolut? giggles and salude (no matter if it's just water we're toasting with)
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#827850 - Fri Sep 28 2012 11:57 PM Re: This month's Theme is Blue [Re: Jakeroo]
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Lovely photo, mantequillo and welcome to the Photo forums. smile
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#827952 - Sat Sep 29 2012 10:23 AM Re: This month's Theme is Blue [Re: zorba_scank]
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Yes, welcome mantequilo! I look forward to more photos.

Don't be confused when you don't see the color blue anywhere in this photo, but this is my neighbor's other dog and, you guessed it, his name is Blue. He's about 15 years old, mostly blind, but a wonderfully sweet boy.

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#827994 - Sat Sep 29 2012 11:33 AM Re: This month's Theme is Blue [Re: ClaraSue]
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Aww, bless him, he looks a real sweetheart

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#828962 - Tue Oct 02 2012 10:31 PM Re: This month's Theme is Blue [Re: Christinap]
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I got tears AGAIN!
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#828964 - Wed Oct 03 2012 12:05 AM Re: This month's Theme is Blue [Re: ren33]
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Welcome to the photos, mantequillo!

Awww, another ACD Clara! No surprise he is 15- they can live for a really long time. In fact, the oldest known domesticated dog was an Australian Cattle Dog- his name was Bluey and he lived to the age of 29 1/2. He died in 1939.

Some sailing boats on the river (the water is the blue part, and the sky).


Edited by Daaanieeel (Wed Oct 03 2012 10:57 PM)
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#829255 - Wed Oct 03 2012 10:36 PM Re: This month's Theme is Blue [Re: Daaanieeel]
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Okay, this is the "bluest" pic I could find... sorry it's another water-related one..

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#829305 - Thu Oct 04 2012 06:36 AM Re: This month's Theme is Blue [Re: Jakeroo]
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This blue enough? Taken at The Deep in Hull.

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#829457 - Thu Oct 04 2012 03:02 PM Re: This month's Theme is Blue [Re: sue943]
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oooooooooo
awwwwwwwwww
: )))
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#829465 - Thu Oct 04 2012 04:34 PM Re: This month's Theme is Blue [Re: Jakeroo]
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Oh my, Sue, that is fabulous.

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#829467 - Thu Oct 04 2012 04:44 PM Re: This month's Theme is Blue [Re: Christinap]
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A blue butterfly


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#829521 - Fri Oct 05 2012 02:08 AM Re: This month's Theme is Blue [Re: Christinap]
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Gorrrrrgeous! Like stained glass. Do you know the name of the butterfly?

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#829526 - Fri Oct 05 2012 02:34 AM Re: This month's Theme is Blue [Re: Chavs]
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Love that shot, Sue, and the butterfly Christinap!
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#829536 - Fri Oct 05 2012 04:30 AM Re: This month's Theme is Blue [Re: Daaanieeel]
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Sorry Chavs I don't. There's a place near us with a big free flying walk through butterfly house and this was taken about a year ago. They have got identification boards up but I don't remember what this one was.

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#829563 - Fri Oct 05 2012 05:46 AM Re: This month's Theme is Blue [Re: Christinap]
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Lovely even without a name. smile

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#829902 - Sat Oct 06 2012 03:53 PM Re: This month's Theme is Blue [Re: Chavs]
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An older photo that some of the old-timers may recognize. I think I posted this a few years ago, but it fits the theme. These flowers actually have a blue center.

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#829911 - Sat Oct 06 2012 05:12 PM Re: This month's Theme is Blue [Re: ClaraSue]
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They're so pretty, what are they?

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#829931 - Sat Oct 06 2012 07:44 PM Re: This month's Theme is Blue [Re: Christinap]
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They look like "african daisies" otherwise known as Osteospermums
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#829948 - Sat Oct 06 2012 10:27 PM Re: This month's Theme is Blue [Re: Jakeroo]
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This is the Knesset Eliyahoo Synagogue which is right next to my office.

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#829949 - Sat Oct 06 2012 10:34 PM Re: This month's Theme is Blue [Re: zorba_scank]
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Wow! Now that IS blue!
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#830062 - Sun Oct 07 2012 12:48 PM Re: This month's Theme is Blue [Re: ren33]
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I believe Jakeroo is correct; those are African Daisies. laugh
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#830101 - Sun Oct 07 2012 04:28 PM Re: This month's Theme is Blue [Re: ClaraSue]
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Just never seen them with blue centres before.

Zorba scank, that is a fabulous building

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#830106 - Sun Oct 07 2012 05:40 PM Re: This month's Theme is Blue [Re: Christinap]
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garden ornament

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#830258 - Mon Oct 08 2012 10:44 AM Re: This month's Theme is Blue [Re: Chavs]
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Here's a blue door:

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#830984 - Thu Oct 11 2012 04:57 PM Re: This month's Theme is Blue [Re: Christinap]
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A dog swimming pool at an All About Dogs show we went to. Some just dived in, some had to be tempted, and a couple went in and refused to get out again. No photo is available of me having to take my clothes off and borrow a swim suit to go in and get mine out!


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#831023 - Thu Oct 11 2012 09:18 PM Re: This month's Theme is Blue [Re: Christinap]
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This is an optical illusion, snapped in Quebec City a few years ago.


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#831070 - Fri Oct 12 2012 06:02 AM Re: This month's Theme is Blue [Re: spanishliz]
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Mostly blue smile I attended a friend's christening over the weekend, and was impressed by the cake(s)!
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#831076 - Fri Oct 12 2012 06:57 AM Re: This month's Theme is Blue [Re: JaneMarple]
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What a shame Christina!
Its a lovely idea, that pool.
We have a party area here , for dogs, with slides and a lot of fun apparatus. There are also clothes shops and a birthday cake shop, all in one area. all for dogs. I have some photos somewhere. Can you imagine the Birthday parties?!
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#831080 - Fri Oct 12 2012 07:55 AM Re: This month's Theme is Blue [Re: ren33]
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Oh yes, lots of mess, dogs running riot wildly excited all over the place, sounds like great fun.

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#831083 - Fri Oct 12 2012 08:29 AM Re: This month's Theme is Blue [Re: Christinap]
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SpanishLiz, tell me more about the optical illusion. What's going on? I must know!

When I first looked I thought it was a mosaic.



Originally Posted By: Christinap
....No photo is available of me having to take my clothes off and borrow a swim suit to go in and get mine out!


grin


Edited by Chavs (Fri Oct 12 2012 08:31 AM)

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#831089 - Fri Oct 12 2012 09:19 AM Re: This month's Theme is Blue [Re: Chavs]
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This sign talks about the illusion, in two languages, but I'm not sure if you'll be able to see it and can't figure out how to make it zoom in... (new Photobucket, just getting used to it).

The idea was that all the little bits of paper looked like a pool of water with a high level, but you could walk along a little bridge and then see "under" the water. It was pretty cool in person.

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#831178 - Fri Oct 12 2012 11:34 PM Re: This month's Theme is Blue [Re: spanishliz]
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Boys having fun riding on a 'stingray' behind our friends' boat on the Gippsland Lakes in eastern Victoria.

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#831209 - Sat Oct 13 2012 05:22 AM Re: This month's Theme is Blue [Re: spanishliz]
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Originally Posted By: spanishliz
This sign talks about the illusion, in two languages, but I'm not sure if you'll be able to see it and can't figure out how to make it zoom in... (new Photobucket, just getting used to it).

The idea was that all the little bits of paper looked like a pool of water with a high level, but you could walk along a little bridge and then see "under" the water. It was pretty cool in person.




I can read the sign. Thanks. smile

It looks pretty cool, all right! I would have liked to see it. Some installation work can be pure rubbish but when they work they are sooo fantastic and stay with you. Years ago there was an installation in Pearse St train station, Dublin, which is a Victorian roof with high eaves, and an artist had hung hundreds of tiny birdhouses, all different colours with something shiny on them, and they very subtly glittered and shone in the morning sunlight. Made the horrible rush hour commute to work a lot more bearable!

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#831624 - Mon Oct 15 2012 05:34 AM Re: This month's Theme is Blue [Re: Chavs]
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#831652 - Mon Oct 15 2012 07:04 AM Re: This month's Theme is Blue [Re: Chavs]
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Oh Chavs that's glorious! I really love this blue theme. Well chosen, Auntie Ren!
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#831666 - Mon Oct 15 2012 08:41 AM Re: This month's Theme is Blue [Re: ren33]
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Well chosen, Auntie Ren!
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#832115 - Tue Oct 16 2012 08:23 PM Re: This month's Theme is Blue [Re: Chavs]
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Some blue items in one of the vignettes that my friend Marina is so good at setting up in her shop.


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#832771 - Fri Oct 19 2012 11:29 AM Re: This month's Theme is Blue [Re: Christinap]
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A blue aeroplane - Mig 17 on the deck of USS Intrepid in New York.

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#832853 - Fri Oct 19 2012 04:49 PM Re: This month's Theme is Blue [Re: martin_cube]
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Another blue butterfly


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#832871 - Fri Oct 19 2012 06:09 PM Re: This month's Theme is Blue [Re: Christinap]
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These have been sensational. Next week 21st-27th is the last 'Blue Week'. So prepare for a final blast Thanks all so much.
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#833732 - Tue Oct 23 2012 08:56 PM Re: This month's Theme is Blue [Re: ren33]
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Blue sea meets blue sky in the Pamlico Sound, near Cape Hatteras, NC


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#833944 - Wed Oct 24 2012 05:05 PM Re: This month's Theme is Blue [Re: ertrum]
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WOW! that is so cool. It's like an optical illusion!
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#834430 - Fri Oct 26 2012 04:53 PM Re: This month's Theme is Blue [Re: Jakeroo]
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Thanks all It was yet another super thread!
Closing now.
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