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Treasure hunting for the crown’s jewels


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The crown’s jewels
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To me, the sea, mountains & its creatures living on premises are the crown’s jewels & when we go out there, I like hunting with my loved ones bringing back a testimony to share with all of you the extraordinary every day miracles of a planet we tend to take for granted because we have it & see it on a daily basis.
I’ve got a collection of seventeen photos which I carefully selected including some of the every day occurrence to put you in the ambiance of the unusually sunny, windless shores two days ago!
I hope you’ll enjoy this post too ­čÖé

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View at the end of stone-path
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Focusing on the small but living... ┬ęcopyright2014owpp

Focusing on the small but living…
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More... ┬ęcopyright2014owpp

More…
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And even closer ┬ęcopyright2014owpp

And even closer
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Waves"playing"around the stones ┬ęcopyright2014owpp

Waves”playing”around the stones
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Body & texture... ┬ęcopyright2014owpp

Body & texture…
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Nearly caught by high tide :) ┬ęcopyright2014owpp

Nearly caught by high tide ­čÖé
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Other sea members finding a niche ┬ęcopyright2014owpp

Other sea members finding a niche
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Isn't that a comfortable home? ┬ęcopyright2014owpp

Isn’t that a comfortable home?
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Last shot of a perfect view before hitting the sand :) ┬ęcopyright2014owpp

Last shot of a perfect view before hitting the sand ­čÖé
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Heart-shaped jewel ┬ęcopyright2014owpp

Heart-shaped jewel
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Simplicity of the moment... ┬ęcopyright2014owpp

Simplicity of the moment…
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Passerby's doing the same ┬ęcopyright2014owpp

Passerby’s doing the same
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High tide catching up ┬ęcopyright2014owpp

High tide catching up
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Another story unfolds... ┬ęcopyright2014owpp

Another story unfolds…
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Last but NEVER least :) ┬ęcopyright2014owpp

Last but NEVER least ­čÖé
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Wriggling vegetable worm?


Vegetable worm? ┬ęcopyright2014owpp

Vegetable worm?
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As we were taking a stroll in a park on a wonderfully peaceful rainy day where scent, mist & hue mingle, I came across this weird looking leaf which appeared to be on the move ­čśë
I took a few with different shapes, colors & composed a setting nearby to try & bring out to the eyes of my viewers, its tones & curves.
Anyone out there with a name for this vegetable-worm?

Wriggling its way through... ┬ęcopyright2014owpp

Wriggling its way through…
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Curves & colors ┬ęcopyright2014owpp

Curves & colors
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Nature’s high-tech refinement


Intricate beauty ┬ęcopyright2014owpp

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 ┬ęcopyright2014owpp

The whole plant
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Profile close-up
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Tucked & treasured images… of Paris


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A classical
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A few years back we experienced a few dreamy days in Paris
We came back bursting with images tucked & treasured…
I have chosen for you some that represent the more detailed
And personal side of this historical city & others that follow
The tradition with the hope you will spend through this post a
Few minutes of inspiration & pleasure.

Paris's signature ┬ęcopyright2014owpp

Paris’s signature
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The "wheels" of the Eiffel tower ┬ęcopyright2014owpp

The “wheels” of the Eiffel tower
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Montmartre ┬ęcopyright2014owpp

Montmartre
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Vines in the heart of Montmartre! ┬ęcopyright2014owpp

Vines in the heart of Montmartre!
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There they are... ┬ęcopyright2014owpp

There they are…
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Classical & forever stunning! ┬ęcopyright2014owpp

Classical & forever stunning!
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Full view... ┬ęcopyright2014owpp

Full view…
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Fascinating facades ┬ęcopyright2014owpp

Fascinating facades
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Paris under rain has its charm too ┬ęcopyright2014owpp

Paris under rain has its charm too
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Naturally framed... ┬ęcopyright2014owpp

Naturally framed…
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The Louvre old & new ┬ęcopyright2014owpp

The Louvre old & new
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Playing around with Daffodil photography


Minimalism ┬ęcopyright2014owpp

Minimalism
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I had fun today experimenting photography with the Daffodils I grew from bulbs to this.
I hope you like it too ­čÖé

Mysterious ┬ęcopyright2014owpp

Mysterious
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In its true colors ┬ęcopyright2014owpp

In its true colors
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Shine bright like a diamond... ┬ęcopyright2014owpp

Shine bright like a diamond…
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Close-up art ┬ęcopyright2014owpp

Close-up art
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Gracefully yours... ┬ęcopyright2014owpp

Gracefully yours…
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Lighten the world with your happiness


smile quote

quote on jealousy

Two very wise quotes which I hope will inspire you to stay happy under all circumstances ­čÖé
Enjoy!

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It is us, it is earth… for we are one


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Peeking between the cracks
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We peek between the cracks of infinity & wonder how is it possible
To know the truth which others are strangers too?

We see the world as an untouched birthstone whereas some explore
Its potentials for profit.

We know it as a growing process nary a bleeding one. To love, cherish
& bless every single breath inspired, expired.

We want to live it not kill it so we can go on inhabiting this underestimated
Arcadia .

We have the greed to breathe & pass it on intact as a legacy to our childrenÔÇÖs
Delight.

It is green it is pure,
It is blue it is clear,
It grows it flows,
It sings in the day & hums at night,
It cries & hurts enough in natural misfortunes
Without us adding our punchÔÇŽ
It pours love & offers hugs to the indebted,
It is consoling in sadness, rejoicing at birth,
Mostly, it is us, it is earth for we are one.
Born as one, die as one.

Let us not leave it tinted, poisoned by blinded stupidity nor give right
To nightmareÔÇÖs prophecies but help the dreamÔÇŽ

To stay as one.

P.s
I wrote this with a gushing heart & hopeful soul.
We are sitting on a fall, patching up a wounded & bruised
Planet nevertheless I wish that positivity is the message that
Transpires throughout.

Chestnut picking


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Chestnut picking
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It was so good today to imbrue
In nature feel our footstep
Sink in soft soaked soil
Covered with the tree’s
Fallen festoons and pick
The fruit of its labor…

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Fallen festoons…
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the fruit of OUR labor ┬ęcopyright2013owpp

the fruit of OUR labor
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Dead branch...nature's sculpture ┬ęcopyright2013owpp

Dead branch…nature’s sculpture
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bursting out! ┬ęcopyright2013owpp

bursting out!
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Nameless flower… Not anymore! It’s the passiflora


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Nameless
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I found this on a magical visit to Dordrecht-Holland (that’ll be for another post :)) thinking it was artificial with all its layers and different shades but soon realized it was very real!
I have a slight problem… I have no idea how it’s called and tried unsuccessfully to look it up on the internet… does anyone have that kind of knowledge, name,origin and if it’s natural or manipulated?

I just got a wonderful blogger http://ladybluerose.wordpress.com/ who gave me the name so with the courtesy of Wikipedia I’m giving you more information…
It is really ironical that I used Passiflora in homeopathy, Spagyric solutions and you name it but had never seen the photo of that flower ­čÖé

Passiflora, known also as the passion flowers or passion vines, is a genus of about 500 species of flowering plants, the namesakes of the family Passifloraceae. They are mostly vines, with some being shrubs, and a few species being herbaceous. For information about the fruit of the passiflora plant, see passionfruit. The monotypic genus Hollrungia seems to be inseparable from Passiflora, but further study is needed.

The family Passifloraceae has a pantropical distribution. Passiflora itself is absent from Africa, where many other members of the family Passifloraceae occur (e.g. the more plesiomorphic Adenia).
Nine species of Passiflora are native to the USA, found from Ohio to the north, west to California and south to the Florida Keys. Most other species are found in South America, Eastern Asia, and Southern Asia, New Guinea, four or more species in Australia and a single endemic species in New Zealand. New species continue to be identified: for example, P. pardifolia and P. xishuangbannaensis have only been known to the scientific community since 2006 and 2005, respectively.

For further information here’s the link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Passiflora

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Layer upon layer
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