Floral Friday17-1703-Murano

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Floral Friday Challenge.

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Our first wet day of our trip

caught up with us in Venice…

where we were destined to take cruise…


across the Venetian Lagoon to Murano.

In Murano’s windows we found quite a variety of flowers…

adding colour to a wet dreary day.

This was by far my favourite.

I should also add that while I described the day

as wet and dreary,

I was referring to the weather.

We had a wonderful lunch among great company

at one of Murano’s restaurants.

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Floral Friday

Floral Friday

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Floral Friday17-0303-Mirabell-Gardens-2

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Floral Friday Challenge.

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Back to the Mirabell Gardens this week.

Mirabell Gardens and Mirabell Palace was the…

where Maria and the Von Trap children sing

‘Do-Re-Mi’…

in the Sound of Music movie.

An over sight last week.

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Floral Friday

Floral Friday

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Floral Friday17-0224_Ballarat-2

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Floral Friday Challenge.

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Some more from Ballarat

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These roses are part of a roundabout in

the Avenue of Honour.

They looked past their best but may have

another flush of colour around ANZAC Day

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Some flax or native grass in the gardens…

 

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 surrounding the Grieving Mother monument…

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 which was to be unveiled the next day.

the 75th anniversary of the

fall of Singapore on February 15, 1942.

Somewhere, or somehow, more’s the point,

my camera was moved to an incandescent setting.

Therefore many photos taken around here had/have

a purple or dark blue tinge to them.  

I have tried to correct the colours in PS Elements.  

They do look better.  

But my eyes often deceive me.

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Floral Friday

Floral Friday

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Floral Friday17-0217_Ballarat

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Floral Friday Challenge.

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On  Tuesday, Valentines Day, I drove to Ballarat

to photograph some of its old architecture.

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I was somewhat side-tracked by its begonias

being readied for ANZAC Day and the well known

Ballarat Begonia Festival.

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I was just in time to see them being fed and chat to the gardener…

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 who told me that he always plants red in this bed

for ANZAC Day, April 25.

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Some beds were nearly down to foliage only….

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however, there was a splash or two of colour

to brighten the scene.

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Floral Friday

Floral Friday

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Floral Friday17-0210_Engelberg

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Floral Friday Challenge.

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While in Lucerne, last September,

we took a drive to Engelberg

to visit a small tourist farm.

engelberg_switzerland_0324Once at the farm we were split into groups

for a two-horse power city exploration drive.

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Although these are not high quality photos…

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engelberg_switzerland_0364of the beauty of Engelberg.

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All to soon our ride was over

and we headed back to the farm.

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Floral Friday

Floral Friday

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