Through the looking glass …

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We are not quite there weather-wise,yet,
but every day it is getting closer

that the leaves will burst out
and the blossoms bloom!

How are things with you?

Take good care. Rii :))

GALLERIA: On a cold & frosty…

Here we go round the mulberry bush,
The mulberry bush, the mulberry bush,
Here we go round the mulberry bush,

On a cold and frosty morning— AHEM — Afternoon…
Tis for now. Rii
TREE trunk with sunrays
Sidewalk, Stream and Sunrays framed SERENE but Frosty Tis Frosty, Folks The Last of sunrays for the daySun is not warming my frostbiteTREES & STREAMS
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Picture Perfect: REFLECTIONS


“Men seek for vocabularies that are reflections of reality. To this end, they must develop vocabularies that are selections of reality. And any selection of reality must, in certain circumstances, function as a deflection of reality.” Kenneth Burke

re·flec·tion (noun)

1. The act of reflecting or the state of being reflected.
2. Something, such as light, radiant heat, sound, or an image, that is reflected.
3. a. Mental concentration; careful consideration. b. A thought or an opinion resulting from such consideration.
4. An indirect expression of censure or discredit: a reflection on his integrity.
5. A manifestation or result: Her achievements are a reflection of her courage.
6. Anatomy
a. The folding of a membrane from the wall of a cavity over an organ and back to the wall. b. The folds so made.

Reflections

This photo of mine fits the bill for reflections, methinks, with these moody, sentimental, reflections on the river…

WONDERFUL 2008 for ALL. Rii

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”Look for Interesting Reflections and Shadows Reflections and shadows lend a touch of artistry to an otherwise plain picture. They can provide meaningful contrasts (such as an old building reflected in a modern high rise) or depth (such as the shadow of trees along a wooded path).” How to take better pictures site online.

Here is the bonus with the SUPREMES “REFLECTIONS” released in 1967. “Reflections” made it to #2 on both the Billboard Pop Singles charts and Cashbox during the summer of 1967. In 1987, the TV series China Beach used “Reflections” as its theme, and included the track on its soundtrack album. The song was the namesake for the 2004 musical Reflections.

HAPPY NEW YEAR 2008!


“For last year’s words belong to last year’s language

And next year’s words await another voice.
And to make an end is to make a beginning.”
T.S. Eliot, “Little Gidding”
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A WONDERFUL NEW YEAR 2008,
FULL of WONDERS!
HUGZ from Rii

I put this photo of mine, taken in the spring, looking through a window,
for to me the new year always feels like one is trying to peek through into something,
that for the moment, is still unknown, unfamiliar…

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“A new year is unfolding –
like a blossom
with petals curled tightly
concealing
the beauty
within.”

ThinkExist site

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Favourite Photos: BOUQUETS of ROSES

Bouquet of Roses

The large white SIGN states:

RUUSU (Finnish) = ROSE
PUNTTI (colloquial Finnish) = Bouquet
The deal is 8€ for 20 roses – rather a great deal, I must say!

Here is the Currency Calculator to see how much that is in your money.The yellow SIGN behind the Campanula isophylla ‘Mayi’ “Star of Bethlehem”- gives the price of 5€ for the each pot – this particular shot does not show it but I have others that do. The white Roses price is 5€ as well. I did not catch the exact name of these white roses.

Bouquets of Roses

I was on a quick visit to Helsinki – the capital city of Finland – in June and after I got the other necessary items done, I had the time to have a good look at the Market Square right at the harbour in the city centre.

”The busy Market Square, with its orange stalls, between the sea and the impressive row of historical buildings is the first view to catch the eye of the visitor arriving by sea. On one side of the bay is the South Harbour, on the other the Katajanokka headland.


Facing out to sea are Helsinki City Hall, the Swedish Embassy and the Presidential Palace. One notable feature of the Market is the old Market Hall on the south shore, the first of its kind in Finland and opened in 1889.” Says the Virtual Helsinki online site. The link has a Panoramic Tour of Helsinki – very snazzy!

 

Tis for now. Riihele xx

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GREAT WEEKEND TO YE ALL.

 

STILL LIFE: GOLDEN ROSES

This is another entry in my series of STILL LIFE Photos.
I took the shot in the King David Hotel ladies room

in Jerusalem last May,
and it came out quite all right, methinks!

HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND YE ALL. Rii xx

STILL LIFE: Rose in a Vase

STILL LIFE: Room with a View

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STILL LIFE: Rose in a Vase

This Still Life – setting was in a public bathroom in the Old City, Jerusalem,
begging to be photographed; so I did!
It is a perfect one to paint…

Still

Tis peaceful setting for today. Rii xx

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