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The untamed beauty of Isle of mull, Staffa and Ardalanish Scotland


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I never thought such nature still existed…
It is raw, foreboding, gentle, soothing, dramatic, cleansing…
Happiness is surrounding ourselves with such beauty at a moment’s notice and/or at every opportunity presenting itself to us.
The Highland cattle is quite a sight when arriving at Isle of Mull.
One can quickly become addicted to capturing the perfect shot. But in reality the setting is so right every angle is perfect.
A glimpse of Mull, #Iona, Staffa, Loch na Lathaich, #Oban and #Ardalanish is a glimpse in heaven.
Mull clenches your thirst for wildlife/#sealife beauty in an environment that has stayed intact and hopefully will go on so.
It is living nature in its true essence.

Happy new year!


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Happy new year everyone!

Best wishes to all.
The middle photo is my very recent firework painting and the shots are some of my favorite flower photoshoots.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank you all for being there for every post, for the likes comments and support since the opening of this account.

Purple rose. A new addition!


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I have so little time to post with all the painting, that today I’m going to post as much as possible 🙂
Best wishes for a wonderful weekend!

This is another addition to the Zen flower collection.
Including close ups of brush strokes & tones

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Painting still wet! ©copyright2015owpp

Painting still wet!
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My top four B&W beauties!


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Today, I have selected out of my whole collection the top four B&Ws!
The first one you might be familiar with, it’s been used once to thank all of you followers for your kindness & patience whenever I was in a pickle with my blog or computer.
The second one is actually from my handbag strap which I believe would make a nice close up & out of the five I took this one was the best.
Having said that I find B&W pure fun & should probably explore a bit more that avenue…
Which one is your favorite? Do you like the monochrome with a blue tint to it too?

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My handbag strap
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Monochrome with blue tint
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And the classical B&W beauty! ©copyright2015owpp

And the classical B&W beauty!
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Dedicated to a world of mums!


To the world of mums... ©copyright2014owpp

To the world of mums…
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In the unusual warmth of February we went out for a stroll & met
a very early spring in full bloom where we were encircled
in a bubble of innocence, fragrance & crushed petals,
offering a bouquet to a world of dedication & mums

Getting ready for the kill ;) ©copyright2014owpp

Getting ready for the kill 😉 ©copyright2014owpp

Crushing & plucking... ©copyright2014owpp

Crushing & plucking…
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Bruised flowers :) ©copyright2014owpp

Bruised flowers 🙂
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Elegance & generosity ©copyright2014owpp

Elegance & generosity
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A bumblebee in our balcony! Un bourdon dans notre balcon…


A bumblebee in our balcony! ©copyright2014owpp

A bumblebee in our balcony!
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A bumblebee in our balcony…
So rare a sight I thought it was reserved to the eye of the privileged, those living among completely natural environments.
To my astonishment it was there, hanging so still on the flower of my plant I was sure it was dying & had accidentally landed in our small haven of peace, all I could see was its hairy tail moving rhythmically.
I ran to fetch my camera wondering how it would all end, if I could eventually be of any help… came back to find it still hanging on, quickly took all the shots possible & to my delight saw it fly healthily away a second later!

Un bourdon dans notre balcon …
Un spectacle si rare, je pensais qu’il était réservé à l’œil des privilégiés, ceux qui vivent parmi un environnement complètement naturel.
À mon grand étonnement, il était là, suspendu si immobile sur la fleur de ma plante, J’étais sûr qu’il allait mourir & avait accidentellement atterri dans notre petit havre de paix, tout ce que je pouvais voir, c’était sa queue poilue faire un mouvement rythmique.
J’ai couru chercher mon appareil photo me demandant comment tout cela finirait, si je pouvais être d’une aide quelconque éventuellement … je revint le trouvant toujours suspendu, rapidement pris tous les shoots possibles et à ma grande joie l’ai vu s’envoler sainement au loin une seconde plus tard!

Stepping closer... ©copyright2014owpp

Stepping closer…
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And more so... ©copyright2014owpp

And more so…
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Only too happy to go on :) ©copyright2014owpp

Only too happy to go on 🙂
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Last but not least... ©copyright2014owpp

Last but not least…
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Nature’s display of perfection


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This time round I tried to pique your curiosity by posting first the close up & wonder if you have recognized what it is.
I received this arrangement & was fascinated by the shape of that one… see next picture to understand 😉 so I took a few close-ups in the hope that you’ll identify it & enlighten me with its name.
Enjoy the next ones too!

P.S http://bloomlisa.com/ suggested below in the comment section that it might be a Waratah which I Googled for images & searched for info in Wikipedia.
Here’s what they say…

Waratah (Telopea) is an endemic, Australian genus of five species of large shrubs or small trees, native to the southeastern parts of Australia (New South Wales, Victoria and Tasmania). The most well-known species in this genus is Telopea speciosissima, which has bright red flowers and is the NSW state emblem. The waratah is a member of the plant family Proteaceae, a family of flowering plants distributed in the Southern Hemisphere. The key diagnostic feature of Proteaceae is the inflorescence, which is often very large, brightly coloured and showy, consisting of many small flowers densely packed into a compact head or spike. Species of waratah boast such inflorescences ranging from 6–15 cm in diameter with a basal ring of coloured bracts. The leaves are spirally arranged, 10–20 cm long and 2–3 cm broad with entire or serrated margins. The name waratah comes from the Eora Aboriginal people, the original inhabitants of the Sydney area.

Thank you Lisa for the effort, it’s very much appreciated 🙂

Yes! It's a flower arrangement... ©copyright2014owpp

Yes! It’s a flower arrangement… ©copyright2014owpp

This one is my favorite :) ©copyright2014owpp

This one is my favorite 🙂 ©copyright2014owpp

See it attracted to the center?  ©copyright2014owpp

See it attracted to the center?
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One last glimpse... ©copyright2014owpp

One last glimpse…
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