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Architecture of a lost era


Another form of art... ©copyright2014owpp

Another form of art…
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Architecture… another form of art.
Wherever I go my head usually is turned
up toward the sky, down toward the microscopic
results of nature or sideways toward the magnificent
Denouement of mankind’s work of patience… the facades.

Isn't she a beauty? ©copyright2014owpp

Isn’t she a beauty?
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Magnificent denouement ©copyright2014owpp

Magnificent denouement
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Floating in a Fuchsia world


Oh! Exquisite rose! ©copyright2014owpp

Oh! Exquisite rose!
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Today, I want to share this exquisite Fuchsia rose that was given to me when I had accidentally dressed the table with what do you know… yes, a Fuchsia tablecloth.
It gave me the perfect background.
Following for nearly two years very talented photographers on WordPress gave me the right angles for perfect shots.
I work with what I consider a basic camera which is a Canon digital IXUS 95 IS but following the advice of a blogger I exploited to a maximum its potential & come up with quite good results but,

I’ll let you judge for yourselves these close-ups in the hope that it’ll greet pleasantly your eyes 🙂

The bunch  ©copyright2014owpp

The bunch
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The close-up lining the veins... ©copyright2014owpp

The close-up lining the veins…
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Shadow & light of a B&W classical ©copyright2014owpp

Shadow & light of a B&W classical
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Dainty petals ©copyright2014owpp

Dainty petals
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The elegant blur  ©copyright2014owpp

The elegant blur
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Sideways ©copyright2014owpp

Sideways
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Frontal ©copyright2014owpp

Frontal
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Pink world ©copyright2014owpp

Pink world
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Curled edges ©copyright2014owpp

Curled edges
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Backyard Permaculture: Starting at home…


Published on the 25 June 2012

I found this video & watch it out of curiosity with no intention of posting it but was surprised to find myself so engrossed in it, having so much fun, that I decided to share it with you…
The gardening happens in Australia so not everything might apply to everyone but there’s a huge amount of valuable information to be preciously saved in our memory bank 🙂
It is indeed 1.12 mn long but well worth the time spent & very relaxing, it takes you away from the every day hassle…I hope you enjoy this!

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Tender moments in the barnyard


Oh tender moments! ©copyright2014owpp

Oh tender moments!
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Officially on a summer break
I still have the urge to share
special moments experienced as
this one in a Eco-petting farm
which I hope you will enjoy!

First they were huddled around a protective mom... ©copyright2014owpp

First they were huddled around a protective mom…
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Then went under her wings, see them? ©copyright2014owpp

Then went under her wings, see them?
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Peaking out the feathers... ©copyright2014owpp

Peaking out the feathers…
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Playing hide & seek :) ©copyright2014owpp

Playing hide & seek 🙂
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And again ©copyright2014owpp

And again
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In comes... ©copyright2014owpp

In comes…
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Scattering them away ©copyright2014owpp

Scattering them away
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Now, who's the boss?! :) ©copyright2014owpp

Now, who’s the boss?! 🙂
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no-electrical-appliances quick & easy vegan chocolate cake


Moist & delicious! ©copyright2014owpp

Moist & delicious!
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This is a recipe I found by a vegan/vegetarian blogger (I have searched long for her link to put in here with no success as I follow a lot of bloggers)
Her recipe included ingredients which I do not use as… sugar/rice syrup for me, oil/olive or sesame for me, coconut milk/soy or spelt for me, so I just translated it into my “language”.
I love easy recipes which do not include electrical appliances & ingredients all houses have so I do not need to go out running to find them & this one fitted my criteria.
I was taking time off the blog but this is the exception… I find it important to share a quick-cheap-&-easy recipe that could help others.

Chocolate oozing out... ©copyright2014owpp

Chocolate oozing out…
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Ingredients
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1. 3 1/2 cups wholewheat flour
2. 1 1/2 cup pure cocoa (you can use carob powder instead but it’s not as strong a flavor or coffee if you want to change it to a coffee flavored cake)
3. 2 cups rice syrup (sugar for some)
4. 2 tsp. baking powder
5. 400 ml = 13.53 fl. ounces soy milk (spelt or coconut for some)
6. 1 cup oil (olive,sesame any of your choice)
7. 1/4 cup of rum
8. 2 tbsp. apple cider vinegar (optional)
9. 2 tbsp. shredded coconut to sprinkle on top (optional)
10. A few pieces of unsweetened chocolate to put in the muffins (optional)

Ready for oven ©copyright2014owpp

Ready for oven
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Method
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1. Put the dry ingredients in a bowl, mix then add the liquid ingredients (I did not have apple cider vinegar so I did not use it)
2. You can be creative & make muffins out of it as I did, with pieces of chocolate tucked in the middle if you want it fancy, a flat or high cake with or without shredded coconut on top or anything else that tickles your imagination 🙂
It’s as simple as that!
3. Put in a preheated oven on 170 degrees Celsius = 338 degrees Fahrenheit for 20 mn (muffins)
& about 30 mn for the cake as it has more dough.

I’m including below photos of the cakes & of the unsweetened 100% natural chocolate if you want to make your own research to purchase it.

With coconut on top ©copyright2014owpp

With coconut on top
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Enjoy it preferably accompanied by your loved ones around a log fire 😉
Now, it’s my imagination running…

Where's my cup of tea? ©copyright2014owpp

Where’s my cup of tea?
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See the melted chocolate? ©copyright2014owpp

See the melted chocolate?
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Unsweetened chocolate ©copyright2014owpp

Unsweetened chocolate
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