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Re: Your favourite photo.s

PostPosted: March 22nd, 2013, 8:59 am
by hickybank
Well the snow has arrived, at the moment just acovering but more is promised, so lazy day today for me.
Just noticed this is the 6000th post on here, we have been a busy lot haven't we
Terry

Re: Your favourite photo.s

PostPosted: March 22nd, 2013, 9:08 am
by uschi
Snaphappy and chatty. :D 8-)

Re: Your favourite photo.s

PostPosted: March 22nd, 2013, 9:44 pm
by chicken_hot_pot²
Your snowy photos are fantastic Uschi. I'll look forward to seeing yours Terry. But I can't promise I'll be posting any myself. (She says crossing her fingers)!

Got out again today, lovely spring day here..... Sorry. :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/44506883@N04/

Re: Your favourite photo.s

PostPosted: March 23rd, 2013, 10:35 pm
by chicken_hot_pot²
More photos from me, but just click on the above link and you'll get them anyway. :)

Re: Your favourite photo.s

PostPosted: March 23rd, 2013, 10:43 pm
by uschi
I've been very busy today and I'm still not finished, so only a few comments, more later.

Love your moss-route! Genius! And that prunus ... haaach! It would die here. We're forecast -9 tonight.
The aubretia corner is sweet.

As for your stranger, he does look "hibbelig". Difficult to snap.

Only one from me. My overdecorated carrot cake.

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I hope the colours of the icing will have faded a bit tomorrow.

Re: Your favourite photo.s

PostPosted: March 24th, 2013, 8:50 am
by hickybank
Lovely vibrant flower colours Jane, two mad blokes and a car that looks like mine, nice set of pictures.
That cake looks far too good to cut Uschi, its nice to go over the top sometimes.
Nothing from me I am in a lazy mood at the moment
Terry

Re: Your favourite photo.s

PostPosted: March 24th, 2013, 9:20 am
by uschi
And why not, Terry??? I hope to be lazy over Easter. :D

Re: Your favourite photo.s

PostPosted: March 24th, 2013, 8:39 pm
by chicken_hot_pot²
Thanks Terry,

It's gone dull and miserable here now too (you'll be glad to hear) ;) But I've uploaded a few more from when the sun came out and tonight's dinner. It should have been lunch but we forgot to take the meat out of the freezer last night. :? :lol:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/44506883@N04/

I love the colour of the cake Uschi. You aren't going to have to cut it are you? :o :lol: :lol:

Re: Your favourite photo.s

PostPosted: March 24th, 2013, 8:52 pm
by uschi
I had to and I did. I don't want to keep it as an ornament.

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The other cake was a banana-Advokaat buttercream.

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The crocus is wonderful with the light coming from behind! I like the violas and the spooky house, too.

How did you do the little squares around the flies? Lovely picture!!! And dinner looks good. Except that I am replete with butter chicken!!!

Re: Your favourite photo.s

PostPosted: March 24th, 2013, 9:50 pm
by chicken_hot_pot²
uschi wrote:I had to and I did. I don't want to keep it as an ornament.

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
uschi wrote:The crocus is wonderful with the light coming from behind! I like the violas and the spooky house, too.

Thank you. They're pretty little flowers I agree. The spooky house was me playing again. If you use PhotoScape I can tell you how I did it, but it won't make much sense otherwise. It's just a question of pressing buttons really.
uschi wrote:How did you do the little squares around the flies? Lovely picture!!! And dinner looks good. Except that I am replete with butter chicken!!!

I didn't do them. One of my contacts noticed the flies and I hadn't seen them. So she put a "note" on the photo to where they all were. She'd looked at the large size of the photo where they were more obvious.
The dinner was delicious, even though I cooked it. :oops: :o :lol: Butter chicken sounds good too. :hungry: :drool:

That other cake of yours looks great too. Makes me hungry. :hungry:

Re: Your favourite photo.s

PostPosted: March 24th, 2013, 9:55 pm
by uschi
I don't use photoscape, so it's a moot point. But thanks for the offer. :D :tu: I am absolutely full, but seeing some lovely food on TV had me drooling just now.

Re: Your favourite photo.s

PostPosted: March 25th, 2013, 8:51 am
by hickybank
Thats another impressive cake Uschi, I must let you know when it is my birthday :lol: :lol: :lol:
Great bphoto,s Jane comments left on flickr

Hot cross bun making day today

Terry

Re: Your favourite photo.s

PostPosted: March 25th, 2013, 11:59 am
by Mamta
Wow Uschi, you make exceedingly good cakes :tu:
I have had family visiting for last 10 days, they have just left. I haven't taken many pictures, haven't had time at all. I guess I will catch up after a couple of days clearing out/washing up!

Re: Your favourite photo.s

PostPosted: March 25th, 2013, 12:29 pm
by hickybank
Hi mamta I love washing up, nothing more rewarding after using every utencil you own to wash clean & leave a spotless kitchen , when do you want me to come around :lol:

I find this picture very moving, taken in Nicosia, a city divided by hate & mistrust.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/62075431@N02/8589410236/

Re: Your favourite photo.s

PostPosted: March 25th, 2013, 12:30 pm
by uschi
... and recovering! I know the problem. It's great to have them over, but Hell is one tired and relieved, too, when one is alone again. :lol:

Re: Your favourite photo.s

PostPosted: March 25th, 2013, 2:07 pm
by Mamta
Kitchen clean, 6 loads of clothes washed and dried, tables dusted. Now my young cleaning lady can come and do the rest tomorrow ;) ! Hopefully, it won't be too cold to go birding on Wednesday and may get to take a few pictures.

Re: Your favourite photo.s

PostPosted: March 25th, 2013, 3:16 pm
by uschi
Working class hero!!! ;)
I've just fed the rest of my cakes to the OAP club and we've three small pieces left for ourselves. 8-)

Re: Your favourite photo.s

PostPosted: March 25th, 2013, 3:28 pm
by Busybee
Uschi - beautiful cakes, but I just love your white tablecloth - the embroidery looks lovely. I have promised myself that once I finish work I will make time to start doing some needlework. I always loved it as a child but haven't done much sewing for many years.

BB

Re: Your favourite photo.s

PostPosted: March 25th, 2013, 3:36 pm
by uschi
Busybee, the "cloth" is a plastic cloth bought at Aldi's. :oops: :oops: :oops: I am clumsy and am tired of ironing table cloths and so use plastic a lot. :oops: It wasn't a very formal occasion. For that I would have done better.

My mother was the embroiderer/knitter/crocheter of the family. She could sit for hours at her projects. I think she was hyperactive. She relaxed after work by cranking out one pullover/cardigan/tablecloth after the other. She even crocheted lace tablecloths.

I am useless at that. I work with other materials.

Re: Your favourite photo.s

PostPosted: March 25th, 2013, 4:40 pm
by Busybee
Well it's a very good 'copy' of an embroidered cloth!? Really can't tell the difference.
BB

Re: Your favourite photo.s

PostPosted: March 25th, 2013, 4:42 pm
by uschi
Well, it's not bad looking and suitable for company. We did splatter coffee and cake onto it, so I don't feel too bad about using it. It's nice and clean again now. 8-)

Re: Your favourite photo.s

PostPosted: March 25th, 2013, 5:37 pm
by Mamta
She even crocheted lace tablecloths.

Uschi, my MIL was like that, always knitting or crocheting. I have so many table cloths, little table top clothes and a couple of large bed covers she crocheted with the old DMC cotton for my daughters and they don't want them! I am holding on to them, may be one day they will see their worth :roll: !

Re: Your favourite photo.s

PostPosted: March 25th, 2013, 6:11 pm
by hickybank
So here are the fruits of my labours today, this is not all of them because some are inside me & Ann :lol:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/62075431@N02/8589239405/

Re: Your favourite photo.s

PostPosted: March 25th, 2013, 6:35 pm
by uschi
I gave many of my mother's tablecloths to her sister. I would never use them as much and as she does and I know that they are appreciated.

Lovely pictures, Terry! I'll trade you some buns for banana-advokaat buttercream slices!!! They look super!!!

I also love the white crocus and snowdrop - wearing partner-look suits them and the daffs look so sunny. Isn't the orange stamen inside a deep purple crocus a wonderful sight?
As for the gent on the bench ... he should not look so grumpy. Both the slogan and the weather should make him feel good. :lol:

Re: Your favourite photo.s

PostPosted: March 25th, 2013, 6:43 pm
by Mamta
Your hot cross buns are making me hungry Terry :hungry:

Re: Your favourite photo.s

PostPosted: March 25th, 2013, 6:46 pm
by hickybank
uschi wrote:As for the gent on the bench ... he should not look so grumpy


I thought that Uschi but with all there troubles I wonder did he lose a loved one & goes there for the memouries, probably totally wrong although they say photogrphs never lie.

My first batch of buns were a disaster dough never rose at all so threw it away & started with fresh yeast much better second time, I could have ate the lot straight out of the oven :drool: :drool: :drool: :drool:

Re: Your favourite photo.s

PostPosted: March 25th, 2013, 9:58 pm
by chicken_hot_pot²
The sun came out again, though it was pretty cold.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/44506883@N04/

I want some Hot Cross Buns. :( :drool:

Re: Your favourite photo.s

PostPosted: March 25th, 2013, 10:53 pm
by hickybank
Great photos Jane and a Peacock butterfly in March is unbelievable, never saw that before, are you sure you dont live in the tropics :lol:

Re: Your favourite photo.s

PostPosted: March 25th, 2013, 11:12 pm
by uschi
I like your stranger. Very comfortable in her skin. But what's an RDV????

Amazing that you have butterflies already. I am worried that my crocus will freeze.

The purple flower is a corydalis, I think. Gorgeous colours.
And the prunus is wonderful!

The berries are iris seed pots, I think. Like peony pods they harbour surprises.

Re: Your favourite photo.s

PostPosted: March 26th, 2013, 1:52 pm
by hickybank
Snow starting to go at last, there has been some heavy drifting around the local lanes, past it's best now but here are a few shots, the dicolouration is from vehicle spray

http://www.flickr.com/photos/62075431@N02/show/

Re: Your favourite photo.s

PostPosted: March 26th, 2013, 3:21 pm
by uschi
Great snow sculptures!

We had fairly normal amounts of snow this winter and no drifts, so no chance to snap anything like that.
As for the discolouration, I think it adds interest to the pictures.

Re: Your favourite photo.s

PostPosted: March 26th, 2013, 3:41 pm
by Mamta
Snow is beautiful, isn't it. On my way back from the Pilate class today, I saw such beauty in melting snow along our street that I had to stop to look. Alas, forgot to take my camera!

Re: Your favourite photo.s

PostPosted: March 26th, 2013, 9:11 pm
by chicken_hot_pot²
hickybank wrote:Great photos Jane and a Peacock butterfly in March is unbelievable, never saw that before, are you sure you dont live in the tropics

Definitely not today Terry, it's freezing here, again. :( I think I was as surprised to see it as you were, let alone it seeing me. :lol: :lol:
uschi wrote:I like your stranger. Very comfortable in her skin. But what's an RDV????

I liked her too, she was a very gentle woman. A RDV is a un rendez-vous, as in meeting, Uschi.
uschi wrote:The purple flower is a corydalis, I think. Gorgeous colours.
And the prunus is wonderful!

Thanks for the names. :)

I didn't get out today, as said it's gone really cold here. Or much colder than it has been. But here are the rest I took the other day.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/44506883@N04/

Re: Your favourite photo.s

PostPosted: March 26th, 2013, 9:59 pm
by uschi
Thanks for the explanation. I am a bit of an idiot as far as French is concerned.

Good pictures of Ludovic (you don't find any Ludwigs under 70 here - well, maybe in Bavaria, but not here).

Love your red leaves! The frost would nip them badly here.
Your celandines are also amazing. I hurry outside every morning to see whether my crocus have frozen overnight. ;) ;)

Lovely hiyacinth!!!

Re: Your favourite photo.s

PostPosted: April 1st, 2013, 2:38 pm
by Riocaz
Splitting topic

Re: Your favourite photo.s

PostPosted: April 1st, 2013, 4:23 pm
by hickybank
How come we have two running?????
Terry

Re: Your favourite photo.s

PostPosted: April 1st, 2013, 4:40 pm
by Mamta
Splitting topic

:?: :?: Me not follow! Where?

Re: Your favourite photo.s

PostPosted: April 1st, 2013, 5:00 pm
by hickybank
Hi mamta there is a Your favourite photo's two running as well as this, dont know either

Re: Your favourite photo.s

PostPosted: April 1st, 2013, 7:19 pm
by ianinfrance
For your information. The new topic (with a correct plural this time :ugeek: :lol: ) is here.

Re: Your favourite photo.s

PostPosted: April 1st, 2013, 7:37 pm
by hickybank
Hi Ian I have seen it but wondered if the 6000 post rule applied on here the same as the old beeb board, has Lee made the switch?
Terry

Re: Your favourite photo.s

PostPosted: April 2nd, 2013, 12:09 am
by ianinfrance
hickybank wrote:has Lee made the switch?
yes - lookIt's not really a rule here, but I have certainly noticed that very long threads took a long time to display. I was wondering if and when he'd decide it made sense to split.

Re: Your favourite photo.s

PostPosted: April 2nd, 2013, 12:35 am
by Riocaz
Apparently I failed to lock this topic properly. Yes I split off this topic because I have noticed that extremely long topics seem to slow the entire board down when they are being accessed.

Now locked properly.

Apparently I shouldn't try and do complex things from my phone...