Weekly Photo Challenge: Treasure

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Good morning from a sunny Hastings.  I know that many areas around the world are under a lot of water or snow so I hope you are all keeping safe and dry and warm.

This week’s challenge by The Daily Post is treasure .  An interesting challenge.  I have loved looking at what everyone has posted so far.  When I thought about it what I treasure the most is the majesty of nature at it’s most beautiful.  Sunrises and sunsets.  These were taken two days ago.  All I have to do is just walk out the door and I have the most glorious show of colour.  We do have a lot of great sunrises and sunsets.  I sit in the lounge and just watch the sun setting before going outside.  I must have thousands of photos of sunsets.  Usually I am on my own and it is such a peaceful and serene feeling to watch the sun set on another day and tomorrow we can start afresh.  I do get the odd passerby commenting on the sunset and smiling at me with the camera.

So sit back and enjoy my photos.

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Thanks for visiting.  Here are some other great blogs.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Treasure

http://dailypost.wordpress.com/2014/02/14/photo-challenge-treasure/

Can’t Forget To Remember…

PERSONAL SPACES

http://zainabjavid.wordpress.com/2014/02/14/weekly-photo-challenge-treasure/

http://nadiamerrillphotography.wordpress.com/2014/02/14/weekly-photo-challenge-treasure/

Weekly Photo Challenge : What I Treasure

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Floral Friday: Roses, a Symbol of Love

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Good evening from a warm Hastings evening.

Continuing on with my Valentine’s Day theme of roses but this time for another challenge by nancy merrill photography.  The look of love.  But this can also go under Floral Friday as well.

Nancy asks us to show us the look of love.  That I can’t do but then while I was doing my housework today I suddenly thought of a chapter in the book Jo’s Boys by Louisa May Alcott.  Demi is unsure how to approach his sweetheart Alice about her feelings for him.  His younger sister Josie helps him by giving him three roses – a rose bud, a half blown rose and then a full blown rose.  He writes a note asking her to chose what to wear so that he would know what her answer would be.

Roses are heavy in symbolism.  Especially when it comes to love.  I searched the Internet and found out a bit about the meaning of roses.

A single love in full bloom means I love you.

A half blown rose means timid love.

2 roses intertwined means an engagement.

1 rose is love at first sight.

2 roses means deeply in love

3 roses means I love you.

Colours give added depth to the meanings but that would take too long.

I couldn’t quite get the real meaning from the book but you get the meaning.

For those who haven’t read the book Alice then places all three roses on her breast above her heart – which in itself means that she accepts his offer.

So that is how one proposed in Victorian times……….

Check out Nancy’s challenge here

http://nadiamerrillphotography.wordpress.com/2014/02/13/a-photo-a-week-challenge-the-look-of-love/

and here are a couple of other Floral Friday posts.

Floral Friday: Valentines Day The Lotus

http://forestwoodfolkart.wordpress.com/2014/02/14/floral-friday-4/#comment-2729

http://nowathome.wordpress.com/2014/02/14/scadoxus-multiflorus-fireball-lily/

http://floralfridayfoto.blogspot.co.nz

FFF

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