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Celebrating my 500th post!


WordPress 500th post!

WordPress 500th post!

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This is for YOU!
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As I published last post I received in my WordPress-new-post this!
I had not realized I was up to 500 posts & just wanted to share with
all of you this milestone ­čÖé
When I created this blog I never dreamed of ever getting here…
I wanted to let you know that without all your positive feedback
and encouragement I sincerely wouldn’t have been here writing this!

So, a big THANK YOU goes to each and every one of you for your constant
support, patience & help when crises arose.

MY Venice


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Venice the beautiful!
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This photo is special to me.

It’s the less traveled “streets” of Venice.
The ones you can stop by and absorb the
Depth, its color, shadows and reflections…
In short all it has to offer to the knowing eye
The one who has already witnessed the Venice of
Sequins and glitter… curious of its authenticity
Thirsty for its poetic form shrouded in dreamy
quality.

Seeking solace in its troglodyte spots.

P.s
I am going to have to take time off for my family.
Exams are approaching & I need to be there & offer my support
we then go into summer holidays.
My apologies but I will be back hopefully with a whole bunch
of summer light in my photography ­čÖé

Pink golden or brown you are reality’s delicacy


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Tall & restful
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Tall, pink, golden or brown
you rest the eyes
Frame the mind
and sooth our soul.
Upright and genuine
You are reality’s delicacy

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Resilient yet strong
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Dainty & frilly frame ┬ęcopyright2014owpp

Dainty & frilly frame
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Nature’s high-tech refinement


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Intricate beauty
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We found this amazingly beautiful flower on our visit to the organic farm
which I wanted to share with you today ­čÖé

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Perfection in display
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The whole plant
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Profile close-up
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Continuation of “our chick pea experience”


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Chick pea flower
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Now that I have my brand new gardening section I have the incentive to share my previous attempts at it.
This is the continuation of our chick pea experience which you can check here…
https://oawritingspoemspaintings.wordpress.com/2013/07/09/our-chick-peas-experience/ we managed to grow one chick pea out of the whole plant which is a far cry from proper gardening (let’s put it this way, it won’t feed the family!) but that one was just as exciting as the pepper we discovered two days ago ­čÖé
If anybody had a successful try at it, I’d be more than happy to take the advice!
I took photos of the maturation process, just scroll down…
Have a relaxing weekend ­čÖé

Our chick pea is out!! ┬ęcopyright2014owpp

Our chick pea is out!!
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Letting it mature... ┬ęcopyright2014owpp

Letting it mature…
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Cracking it open ┬ęcopyright2014owpp

Cracking it open
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Dangling by a thread ┬ęcopyright2014owpp

Dangling by a thread
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Trying out indoor-veg-art :) ┬ęcopyright2014owpp

Trying out indoor-veg-art ­čÖé
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I am inaugurating my new Gardening category with my pepper success story!


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MY paprika!
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Today I had a huge surprise in store…
I went to water the pepper plant I grew from a seed and saw a tiny all organic pepper growing! (the photo makes it look bigger ;))
I had taken the seed from a fresh pepper.
Well, we all got so excited I quickly took photos and planned to post it but then realized I was having more posts on gardening without having a category for it so, I got down to work. (I tend to forget from one category to another how to show it on my Menu…I still don’t know how I succeeded today that’s how good I’m at technology ;))
I went on You tube and tried a few videos that didn’t help (go figure!) then managed it on my own.
There’s a lot of patience involved in the blogging field!
The first shoots came out around October 2013 it produced a lot of flowers which I thought would come to fruition but didn’t… and just when I had given up on gardening for “real” it popped out!
With such a boost I decided it was high time to take my passion and hobby a step further.
I then placed my other “planting experiences” on the new category.
Forgive my inexperience as I’m a complete novice at serious gardening.
Last October I took any seed I had in the kitchen, put it in a plastic box on a wet tissue and waited…
A lot of mishaps have made me a lot smarter.
I hope you’ll enjoy this journey as much as I do!
I’m including bellow the photos of our pepper’s growth process ­čÖé

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Tiny shoots!
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First flowers popping…
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Without much result…
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Then, oh happy miracle! ┬ęcopyright2014owpp

Then, oh happy miracle!
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And another! ┬ęcopyright2014owpp

And another!
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Our fruitful small plant
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Our visit to an organic farm


Pure & organic view :) ┬ęcopyright2014owpp

Pure & organic view ­čÖé
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We have achieved one of our many dreams… visit an organic farm & it was sheer bliss!
The welcome was as genuine as its surroundings.
We got a sneak at paradise ­čÖé
It was very hard to select the photos but I think (and hope you do too!) I’ve managed
to choose the ones that speak of the precious gifts we have been given on planet earth.
P.S
A few small precisions…
There are fifty cows, two donkeys, twelve thousand chickens producing nine thousand organic eggs per day & are free to roam to their delight, around five hectares.

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The essence of living!
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Cow paradise :) ┬ęcopyright2014owpp

Cow paradise ­čÖé
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Nature’s Finesse
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A restful niche ┬ęcopyright2014owpp

A restful niche
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A hatch (left) to roam out ┬ęcopyright2014owpp

A hatch (left) to roam out
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...and about in five Hectares! ┬ęcopyright2014owpp

…and about in five Hectares!
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and more... ┬ęcopyright2014owpp

and more…
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Our friendly host showing us chicken food ┬ęcopyright2014owpp

Our friendly host showing us chicken food
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All organic grains... ┬ęcopyright2014owpp

All organic grains…
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Which produces organic eggs
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Long walks... ┬ęcopyright2014owpp

Long walks…
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and sports :) ┬ęcopyright2014owpp

and sports ­čÖé
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The gate to... ┬ęcopyright2014owpp

The gate to…
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Blessedness! ┬ęcopyright2014owpp

Blessedness!
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and more... ┬ęcopyright2014owpp

and more…
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Sublunary's gifts ┬ęcopyright2014owpp

Sublunary’s gifts
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And to top it all...this!! ┬ęcopyright2014owpp

And to top it all…this!!
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