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Picture of the Week #52

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The last picture of the week this year.

Hope you enjoyed the series

and it kept you inspired.

My last picture is from my favourite calendar from

Sketches in Stillness in December.

Food for thought

Bring love whereever you go.
Shine light wherever it's dark.
Be kind wherever you are.
Leave blessings wherever you've been.
Sending you warm hugs and happy thoughts your way !

The daily picture – a challenge I am taking part

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The Daily Picture is a challenge from Bernhard.

Bernhard and many others have completed it for the year 2022.

I loved it and was very tempted to add myself.

For 2023 I am going to take part in this challenge and try my best.

I am choosing another blog to do this and dedicate that blog to this challenge.

It is : https://doubletake007.wordpress.com

Head over there and see the challenge, I will start on 1.1.2023.

The rules are simple:

  1. The daily picture must be taken on the day of publishing. ( exception is to add pictures later if you have no internet on holidays for example)
  2. If possible don’t have breaks in between. ( in case of illness or other exceptional circumstances it is ok)
  3. You can take part any time in the year.
  4. It can be linked if liked, but does not have to.

Die Regeln sind einfach:

  • Das Bild muss an dem Tag erstellt worden sein, unter dem er veröffentlicht wird (d.h. es können Bilder auch nachgetragen werden, wenn man z.B. im Urlaub kein Internet hat)
  • Möglichst keine Pausen ( Krankheit oder andere Hinderungsgründe sind erlaubt, dann anschließend einfach normal weitermachen, d.h. man hat einen Sprung in derZählung
  • Man kann jederzeit neu einsteigen
  • Es kann gerne gegenseitig verlinkt werden, muss aber nicht sein

Let’s have some fun !

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If you like to take part, head over to Bernhard and let him know.

Kew Gardens 28th Smile – my 1000th post

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This post is my 1000th post

Let’s celebrate with

a Kew visit on a cold day

has its beauty.

Frost makes beautiful pictures.

There are also still Autumn coloured leaves

even now in December.

Frost – grasses – colour pictures from the Kew visit


Even in Winter Kew Garden

has so much beauty.


What good is the warmth of Summer
without the cold of Winter
to give it sweetness.

John Steinbeck
All pictures taken by me in Kew Gardens

Picture of the Week #50

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This awesomely shaped tree trunk caught my attention

in Kew Gardens

You can see whatever you like in it.

For me it is a graceful dancing lady.

What do you see ?

Food for thought

Let us focus on the good in the world. 
Let the love and light in our hearts touch each and every person we meet. 
Let love be our guide 
and our companion during our journey, 
after all it is the very essence of life. 
Let our love heal.
 Be happy ♥

Kew Gardens 27th Smile

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For 10 Years Kew is having

Christmas Kew with all the lights.

Every year is different.

It was beautiful and magical

to walk through the lights

with music and Christmas atmosphere.

The coloured Palm house

Some ICM – Intentional Camera Movement-

Impressions, click on the pictures to enlarge them


On the lake


The Amazing Earth Tones


This was projected on the floor for us to walk over

Spring – Summer – Autumn – Winter

All was accompagnied by wonderful Christmas music.


I think as you grow older
your Christmas list gets shorter,
because the things you want
can't be bought with money.

Kew Christmas lights are always worth a visit

there is always Christmas Magic!

All pictures taken by me in Kew Gardens

Picture of the Week #49

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Christmas is approaching fast.

My Angel Orchestra is ready.

Food for thought

The way to happiness: 
Keep your heart free from hate, 
your mind from worry. 
Live simply, 
expect little, 
give much. 
Scatter sunshine, 
forget self, 
think of others. 
Try this for a week and you will be surprised.

Norman Vincent Peale
 Be happy ♥

Picture of the Week #47

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As Winter and Christmas is coming, it is getting colder.

My Christmas cactus seems to know it too.

I brought it in as it has buds again this year.

Food for thought

Cold tea and cold rice is bearable, 
but cold looks and cold words are not. 

One kind word can warm three winter months.

Japanese Proverb
 Stay warm ♥